How To Reach Venice From Marco Polo Airport by Laura
Travelling by road:
Taxi It takes about 15 minutes in a taxi to get to Piazzale Roma and costs about 70 Euros. You can find taxis right outside the arrivals hall.
Public Bus You can take the number 5 bus from just outside the arrivals hall. The bus is on the left as you leave the arrivals hall and is orange.
It costs 6 Euros - single trip valid for 75 minutes after the ticket has been validated on the bus.
Return trip 11 Euros - both directions valid for 75 minutes after validating.
There is also a special ticket which is valid on the airport bus and then on the vaporettos for 12 Euros. This is valid for 90 minutes and allows you to use the bus to get to Piazzale Roma and then take the vaporetto to your destination (or vice versa).
The journey from the airport to Piazzale Roma takes about 25 minutes.
You will need to buy the ticket in advance and you need to validate it as soon as you get on the bus - usually by holding it in front of the machine (copy the other people!). There is a ticket office inside the terminal building. Timetable
Coach The ATVO company runs a coach service between the airport and Piazzale Roma. The tickets can be purchased online from the website in advance or from the ticket office in the arrivals hall. They also cost 6 Euros for a single and 11 Euros for a return - but if you are in a large group you can get a discount. The coaches are blue and are on the right as you come out of the arrivals hall. Timetable
Travelling by water:
To arrive in Venice by water, you first need to get to the water stops. This involves about a 7 minute walk from the airport building to the water mostly under a covered walkway. There are luggage trolleys (you need to use a refundable 50cents, 1 or 2 Euro coin to operate them).
Private Water Taxi This is the most extravagant way to arrive at your destination and recommended if there are several people travelling together and you book online in advance. The price (July 2012) is 95 Euros for up to 4 people and 115 Euros for up to 8 people. Book online
Shared Water Taxi For 27 Euros per person (booked online in advance) you can share a taxi with other people. It doesn't go to the private water stops of individual hotels but a convenient place nearby. Book online
Public Water Bus The Alilaguna company runs water buses from the airport to many areas of the city. The price from the airport to Venice or the Lido is 15 Euros per person (or 27 Euros for a return ticket). There is a 1 Euro discount each way if you buy the ticket online in advance and a 1 Euro extra charge if you buy the ticket on the boat. See the site for full details.
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