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Venice Airport Water Taxi

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TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

The Best Venice Airport Water Taxi Service

Due to the maze of canals that make up central Venice, cars can only travel as far as Piazzale Roma, making travel a little more complicated than in other cities. To reach your hotel in the Lagoon from Marco Polo Airport, you can book a combination transfer or take a water taxi from Venice Airport. If you’re landing at Treviso Airport, you’re only option is to get in a land taxi followed by a water taxi.

At Welcome Pickups, we understand the stress of figuring out how to move around in a new city, especially in a unique destination such as Venice. That’s why we offer combination transfers straight to your hotel from both Marco Polo Airport and Treviso Airport. We go out of our way to make sure every step of your transfer is taken care of so that all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the start of an unforgettable trip.

After exiting the baggage claim area, your reliable English-speaking driver will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on. They will then help you with your luggage and guide you to your pre-selected vehicle. During the ride, your driver will give you a mini tour of the city and share some local tips so that you can make the most of your stay. Once you reach Piazzale Roma, they will guide you to your private Venice water taxi waiting to take you directly to your hotel.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

HOW MUCH IS A WATER TAXI FROM VENICE AIRPORT?

Taxi prices Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM VENICE AIRPORT TO PIAZZALE ROMA 56.50 € 68 € 20 MIN
FROM VENICE AIRPORT TO SAN MARCO ZONE B 195 € 220 € 40 MIN
FROM TREVISO AIRPORT TO SAN MARCO ZONE B 220 € 270 € 50 MIN
FROM VENICE AIRPORT TO SAN MARCO ZONE A 170 € 195 € 30 MIN
FROM TREVISO AIRPORT TO SAN MARCO ZONE A 200 € 250 € 40 MIN
FROM VENICE AIRPORT TO LIDO DI JESOLO 135 € 165 € 35 MIN
FROM TREVISO AIRPORT TO LIDO DI JESOLO 170 € 195 € 45 MIN
Image of a bridge in Venice, with a water taxi in the canal below.

Price of a water taxi from Venice Airport

Hailed as one of the busiest and most iconic destinations in Italy, Venice can be pretty pricey and water taxis are no exception. That’s why we offer guaranteed fixed fares with no hidden fees, along with the option to book and pay for your Venice Airport water taxi in advance.

If you’re travelling into the Lagoon, you can book a combination transfer with us. This means you’ll pay an all-inclusive fare for a land taxi from the airport to Piazzale Roma and a water taxi to your final destination. Our land fleet includes sedans for up to 3 passengers and minivans for up to 8, whilst Venice water taxis can take 8-10 people.

For instance, a combination transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport directly to your hotel in the Lagoon (San Marco Zone A) is around €170 during the day and €195 at night for a sedan, or €200 and €238 for a minivan. 

Alternatively, if you’re travelling to the Lagoon (Zone A) from Treviso Airport, you’ll pay €200 (day) and €250 (night) for a sedan. Whereas if you opt for a minivan, you’ll pay €235 and €275 respectively.

Back view of a black Venice Airport taxi sedan.

CAR TYPE

Sedan

number of passengers

Up to 3

price to San Marco Zone A

From €170

Side view of a black Venice Airport taxi minivan.

CAR TYPE

Minivan

number of passengers

Up to 8

price to San Marco Zone A

From €200

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Where to get a Venice Airport water taxi?

To get a water taxi at Venice Airport (VCE), simply follow the signs to the “Moving Walkway”. As you exit the Moving Walkway, you’ll see the airport’s water terminal in front of you. It’s worth noting that airport water taxis are in high demand and waiting times can be long. Additionally, it’s common for sea levels around the airport to fluctuate, often causing further delays. You’ll also find traditional taxis lined up outside the arrivals terminals.

On the other hand, Treviso Airport is located inland – which means you can’t take a Venice water taxi from the airport. Instead, you’ll need to get in a land taxi from the ranks outside the terminal first. You can then hop in a water taxi from the docks near Piazzale Roma.

To skip the queues and hop straight into a waiting vehicle, we recommend booking your Venice Airport water taxi in advance with a trusted provider like Welcome Pickups. That way, you can be sure a trained, English-speaking driver will be there waiting for you as soon as you land.

Useful tips for getting a water taxi from Venice Airport

  1. When travelling in a land taxi, the closest you’ll be able to get to the Lagoon and San Marco Square is Mestre/Piazzale Roma. You can then hop in a water taxi from the Cruise Terminal.
  2. Water taxis at Venice Airport offer set fares for specific destinations such as Piazzale Roma and Venice Santa Lucia railway station. Otherwise, prices are calculated based on a taximeter regulated by the Municipality of Venice.
  3. Venice water taxis are located in popular areas such as the train station, airport, Piazzale Roma, San Marco Square and so on.
  4. It’s always a good idea to try and negotiate a final fare before setting off. If not, make sure the driver resets the taximeter.
  5. You may have to pay a surcharge if your hotel in the Lagoon is especially difficult to get to.
  6. Never accept rides from unlicensed drivers offering rides in the airport terminal.
  7. Tipping your taxi driver is not customary in Italy, however, you can round up the fare if you appreciate the service.
  8. Some water taxis at Venice Airport accept card payments, however, many still don’t. As a precaution, make sure to carry some cash in the local currency (€).
  9. Many taxi drivers don’t speak much English. We recommend writing down the address of your hotel or accommodation to avoid any miscommunication.

A Venice Airport water taxi to your hotel

Finding your way around a new city is stressful enough, let alone in a place that boasts over 150 canals instead of roads. It’s true that losing yourself in the streets of Venice is great fun when sightseeing but if you’re just trying to get to your hotel, the last thing you want is to get lost with heavy luggage in tow. That’s why pre-booking your Venice Airport water taxi is the best way to start your trip.

If you book in advance with Welcome Pickups, every step of your transfer will be taken care of – by land and sea. Plus, you’ll secure a trained English-speaking driver, 24/7 customer support, and plenty of travel extras.

Frequently asked questions

What are the water taxis in Venice called?

There are two types of water transportation services in Venice: water taxis and the public ferry. The locals often call the water taxis “motoscafi” and they refer to the ferry as the “vaporetto”.

How much is a water taxi from Venice Airport?

Taxis in Venice typically calculate fares using a taximeter, however, some taxi drivers accept fixed fares for specific destinations. Nevertheless, a water taxi from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice (the Lagoon) will cost between €160 and €180. If you’re landing at Treviso Airport, it’s not possible to take a water taxi directly from the airport. Instead, you’ll need to book a combination transfer.

Where do I meet my water taxi driver?

Your Venice Airport taxi driver will guide you to your water taxi once you’ve arrived in Piazzale Roma, eliminating any stress on your end.

What if my flight is delayed?

If your flight is delayed, there’s no need to worry as your driver will receive live updates so that they can be there at the right time. Your driver will wait for up to 1 hour free of charge from the moment your plane lands. You can keep in contact with your driver via WhatsApp or through our app, letting them know your progress through the airport. After the initial hour, your driver may offer you extra waiting time if they do not have another ride booked.

Do Welcome Pickups drivers provide baby seats?

We provide baby seats and child booster seats upon request, to ensure safety and comfort for everyone. Just make sure to add the option during the booking process.

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