Transfers from Venice, airport «Marco Polo» (VCE)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Venice, airport «Marco Polo» (VCE)?

Why do people book transfers from Venice, airport «Marco Polo» (VCE)

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Venice, airport «Marco Polo» (VCE) is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

Superorganized in every detail. ....The information before, upgrading the car without extra charge in advance, the fast and nice service at the pick up place and the reasonable price!
Ten out of ten. Both drivers were on time and professional. Would definitely use Kiwi taxis again. Communication was also good Keeping us informed of driver contact details
The driver was waiting for us at the exit, even with the plane arriving late. He was very polite, drove well, we could understand each other perfectly in english (even that it was not our first language). Everything went well and I definetly recommend the service.

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Venice Marco Polo Airport

Marco Polo Airport is located in the northeast of Venice. It is named after the famous venetian traveller. Around 30 millions of such curious Marco Polos arrive in Venice every year. Plan your route carefully in advance to be the first to discover all the sight of Venice.

How to get from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice city center or the other way round

So, you are at Marco Polo Airport. There are 12 km between you and Venice. Here are some ways to travel this distance:

  • bus ACTV N5 runs from 04:08 to 01:10. Tickets can be bought in the arrivals area or at the bus stop. Do not forget to validate your ticket before a trip;
  • Fly Bus shuttle bus (of ATVO company) runs from 07:50 to 00:20. Tickets can be bought at 79 and 80 counters in the arrivals area; in ticket machine at the bus stop, or from a driver;
  • motor boat Alilaguna or water taxi depart from the pier near the airport. Operating time is from 06:15 to 00:40, tickets can be bought in Alilaguna ticket office at the airport, in the pier ticket office or online;
  • taxi from Venice airport, which can be booked via the app or taken on the spot;
  • transfer, booked online in advance.

Buses and express shuttle buses stop operating around 1am, so only transfers and taxis are available for you till the morning. From 22:00 to 07:00 a trip cost increases approx. on 30%, the same applies to holidays and weekends.

Transfer from Marco Polo Airport to Venice vs. Taxi ordered via the app

Advantages of a private transfer

Uber will not help you. You will not be able to use familiar Uber: Italian court fully forbade this service in the territory of the country. This is how legal taxi drivers facilitated this decision:

No need to deal with a new app. There is an alternative to Uber — AppTaxi, which unites the leading Italian taxi companies. A taxi trip price from the airport to Venice center (mestre) does not significantly differ from the transfer price: 40 euro vs. 45 euro. Besides, the app’s design is substantially different from the familiar apps and it is in Italian.

Transfer vs. Taxi from Marco Polo Airport to Venice

Advantages of a private transfer

Strikes are not your concern. Italian taxi drivers are constantly working things out with local authorities. Nationwide strikes are a common thing and there is no way to get a taxi at this time. Unlike our service: you book a car in advance, and the driver will be waiting for you at the airport.

No language barrier. It is difficult to find a taxi driver in Italy who tolerably speaks English. So, do not forget to take with you a note with your hotel address, written in Italian. In addition, be morally prepared to explain yourself with gestures.

No surcharges. It is a custom in Italy to leave tips to a taxi driver (10% of a trip cost), and there is often a surcharge for luggage. Idle time in traffic jams is also included in the total sum. In short, you will never be sure about the sum you will finally pay.

Where a taxi has no access, we do. Venice is situated on the islands, and the streets are very narrow. Many houses are inaccessible for taxis. Kiwitaxi will select the most convenient route for you, which will include water transport, if necessary.

Transfer vs. Fly Bus Shuttle from Venice Marco Polo Airport

Advantages of a private transfer

Spend a night at your hotel not at the airport. Last express shuttle bus departs from the airport at 00:20. If you arrive at night, this variant is not for you.

Save your time. Shuttle bus waiting time will make around 30 minutes. You can travel by transfer from Venice Airport to your hotel for the same time or even 10 minutes less.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

Much more expensive. Shuttle bus price and transfer price will be equal, only in case you order Kiwitaxi minivan for 7 people.

Transfer vs. Motor Boat from Marco Polo Airport to Venice

Advantages of a private transfer

4 times faster. Transfer will take you from the airport to the city center in approximately 20 minutes. If you choose water taxi, you will have to spend at least 10 minutes to get to the pier and 1 hour 15 minute more to get to St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco).

Do not pay extra for luggage. A passenger has the right to take only one carry-on luggage and 1 suitcase with him/her on a motor boat. For each extra item you will be asked to pay 3 euro. By the way, even economy class transfer allows 3 suitcases to be included in the rate.

A disadvantage of a private transfer

Cheap only for a company of 3 people. Motor boat Alilaguna will take you from the airport to St. Mark's Square for 15 euro in one direction. Transfer — for 45 euro.

Transfers from Venice Airport vs. Buses

Advantages of a private transfer

No risk to get fined. Tourists warn that ticket offices sometimes sell empty tickets. If you find it out late, you will get a fine of 60 euro.

Even your suitcase will travel comfortably. City buses going from Venice Airport are not provided with space for large baggage. Suitcases at best will be left in the aisle, at worst - on your hands.

Disadvantages of a private transfer

Much more expensive. A single bus ticket costs 8 euro, whereas a transfer — 45 euro.

No free pass for children. In case of bus you will save one ticket if you are travelling with a child (children under 6 y.o. - for free).