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Getting from Venice Airport to City Centre of Venice

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How to get from Venice Airport to Venice City

There are two ways to reach the city centre of Venice from Marco Polo Airport (VCE), by taxi or by bus. Due to transportation rules in Venice, all motorised transport must stop at the Piazzale Roma terminal. From here, you can then take the Vaporetto public waterbus or enjoy the scenic walk to your hotel. The most convenient transfer option is to take a taxi. Marco Polo airport taxis don't operate on a fixed fare rate but will cost around 35€ and take 20 minutes in light traffic. Your second option is to take the bus. There are two bus options from Marco Polo airport to the city centre of Venice, one is the ATVO Express Bus costing 8€ one-way and taking just 20 minutes, and the other is the ACTV City Bus, taking 35 minutes and also costing 8€ one-way.

Comparison of the options

Bus €16 35min 04:08–01:34
Taxi €35 20min 24/7

How to get from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice city by bus

There are two different bus options to reach the city centre of Venice from Marco Polo (VCE) airport. However, as mentioned before, buses must stop in the Piazzale Roma terminal and from there you will need to take a waterbus or walk to your hotel.

Choosing to take the ATVO Express Bus is by far the most comfortable and convenient option as it is direct and only takes 20 minutes in normal traffic. Your other option is the ACTV City bus, line 5, which makes multiple stops along the way and will take at least 35 minutes in light traffic.

How much is the bus from Venice Marco Polo Airport to city centre?

Both the ATVO Express Bus and ACTV City Bus cost 8€ one-way from Venice Marco Polo airport to the city centre.

You can buy your ATVO ticket at either the automated ticket machines in the arrivals baggage area, at the official ATVO ticket office located and clearly marked in the arrivals hall or at the automatic ticket machine located near the bus stop located just outside of the arrival hall exit doors.

ACTV City Bus tickets can be purchased at the Tabacci shop located in the arrivals hall. You can find the shop by looking for the large 'T' on the top.



Trip Duration

20-35 Min.

There can be up to 20 minutes wait for the bus.

Value for Money

The ATVO Express Bus runs 3 times an hour from 05:20 to 00:50. The ACTV City Bus runs every 15 minutes from 4:08 to 1:34.

Where do I get it from?

You can take the ATVO Express Bus from the dedicated bus stop located across the road from the arrivals hall and to your right. The bus leaves 3 times an hour from 05:20 to 00:50.

The ACTV City Bus line 5 leaves from the bus terminal located just outside of the arrivals hall door and down the street a few paces to the left. This bus leaves every 15 minutes from 4:08 to 1:34.


As the buses don't leave 24/7, if you arrive in the late hours of the night, you may have to wait a few hours until the buses start running again. Also, if you're carrying luggage, it can be a little difficult to find storage space on the bus and you will need to manoeuvre your luggage around the airport to the bus stops.

Editor’s Note

If you arrive within the operating bus hours, taking the ATVO Express Bus is a much quicker and more comfortable option than the ACTV City Bus as it only makes one stop at the Piazzale Roma rather than multiple stops along the way.

Useful Tips

You must validate your ACTV City Bus ticket at the machine when you get on the bus.
If you are carrying lots of luggage, it may be a better idea to take a large taxi as there is extremely limited space for luggage on the buses.
If you're arriving during peak time it is advisable to purchase your ATVO Express Bus ticket online to ensure your place.

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How to get from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice city by taxi

Taxis are readily available at Maro Polo airport 24/7 and can be found waiting in a line as you exit the arrivals terminal doors. Official Venice taxis are white in colour with a light saying Taxi on top, however, the stickers and decorations on the side aren't uniform. Venice Marco Polo airport taxis don't have a set fare, instead they are charged using a 'time of journey' based system. In normal to light traffic the journey should cost around 35€ and take 20 minutes.

Taxi fare from Venice Marco Polo Airport to city centre

Taxis at Venice Marco Polo Airport charge using a time-based system, so the more traffic encountered during your journey, the more the trip to the city centre will cost. The base fee is 3.20€ and in light, to normal traffic, your journey should cost approximately 35€.

It's advisable to always carry cash in Euros when taking a taxi and to ensure that the meter is reset and on before you begin your journey.

Taxi prices
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Taking a taxi from Venice Maro Polo airport is the most convenient option as they are readily available 24/7. No matter what time of day you land, you can hop into a taxi and make your way directly to the city centre. There's also always ample room for your luggage and personal items to be stored safely.

Editor’s Note

If you are carrying a lot of luggage you may want to opt for a larger, mini-van sized car as luggage isn't usually allowed in the seating area of standard sized taxis.

Useful Tips

Make sure you are carrying cash in Euros as most taxis at Venice Marco Polo airport don't accept cards.
Check that your taxi has an up to date licence and meter displayed.
Before your journey begins, be sure that your driver resets the meter and turns it on.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Marco Polo Airport to Venice?

Taxis from Venice Marco Polo (VCE) airport aren't charged at a flat rate, they are based on time. In normal to light traffic, it should take 20 minutes to reach Venice city centre from the airport, which will be approximately 35€.

How do I get from Marco Polo Airport to Venice City Centre?

You have two options to reach the city centre of Venice from Marco Polo airport, a taxi or bus. Taxis are the most convenient option, the journey only takes 20 minutes and will cost approximately 35€. Your second option is a bus which will cost 8€ one way. You can take the ATVO Express Bus which is a direct service and takes 20 minutes or the ACTV City Bus which has multiple stops and takes 35 minutes.

Does Venice have Taxis?

Yes, venice has both water taxis and taxi cabs. Water taxis are much slower and more costly than taxi cabs, but they are unique to Venice. For a more tailored experience, you can also book a private taxi online before you arrive to Venice.

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