Prices and transfer times from Venice Marco Polo airport
There is probably no one in the world who wouldn’t want to visit Venice once in their lifetime. Flying to Venice Marco Polo airport is the most convenient for visiting the historical centre of Venice. Venice airport is approximately 10 kms away but you can only go as far as Piazzale Roma, from here you will need to change to a water taxi or use the public ferry (Vaporetto). A water taxi takes about half the time as a vaporetto but it’s a lot more expensive. Some water taxis are notorious for overcharging passengers and you have to pay a surcharge at night.
For this reason it’s best to pre-book your whole trip with a local taxi company for a flat rate. This way you don’t have to worry about unexpected surprises.
Prices from Venice airport to the centre of Venice in a standard land taxi start at about €40. Please note that in Italy taxis can’t be hailed but must be hired at official taxi stands. You will find the rank out in front of the arrivals area if you choose to use a metered taxi. The trip into town takes approximately 15 minutes and drops you off at Piazzale Roma.
A private water taxi will set you back approximately €110-€120 but this will depend on the location of your hotel and the size of your group. It’s worth noting that water taxis can’t get to right outside to each hotel. Some hotels do have their own docks while with others the taxi will leave you at the nearest possible stop.
Find local taxi and transfer companies around Venice Airport
We have a wide range of taxi and transfer companies that can give you an offer for your journey to and from Venice airport. It doesn’t matter if you are travelling as a family, a couple or a larger group one of the local companies on our site should be able to help you with your journey. If you have specific needs, for example if you need car seats or if you are in a group with lots of luggage then make sure to book your transfers as early as possible once you have your flight details to make sure that the right company for you is available.
Standard metered taxi fares depend on the commune you're in and in general it is higher in touristy areas. For this reason it is always a good idea to pre-book your Venice airport transfers in advance for an agreed fee.
Places to visit from Venice airport
Venice Marco Polo airport is an excellent starting point for your ski holiday. Many world famous resorts can be reached if you fly here. Here is a list of a few popular ski resorts that you can book a transfer to from Venice airport:
Venice Airport to Alta Badia transfer time is around 2hrs 30mins. Alta Badia offers lovely wide pistes and plenty of places with delicious food. Alta Badia is a great place for families and non-skiers as well as offering something to all levels of skiers. The resort basks in sunshine most of the year and it’s part of the Sella Ronda ski circuit.
Venice Airport to Arabba transfer takes around 2hrs and 30mins. Arabba is a real diamond of the Dolomites being surrounded by such stunning peaks. Arabba is home to Marmolada, which is the highest peak of the Dolomites.
Venice Airport to Cervinia transfer takes a good 4hrs 30mins. Cervinia is Italy’s most snow sure resorts and enjoys a location on the Italian side of the famous Matterhorn. Thanks to glacier skiing it’s slopes are open most of the year. Cervinia has many pistes suitable for beginners and intermediates. Experts can even ski in 2 countries in one day and go over to the Zermatt side.
Venice Airport to Champoluc transfer time is approximately 4hrs 30mins. Champoluc is a charming resort in the Aosta valley of Italy and it’s the largest of the 3 villages in the Monterosa ski area. Champlouc is a traditional village with an excellent beginners area.
Venice Airport to Courmayuer transfer time is around 4hrs and 30mins. Courmayuer lies on the Italian side of Europe’s highest mountain, Mt Blanc (or Monte Bianco). The ski area is not the largest but does offer plenty of challenges for everyone and Courmayuer is a great place for foodies and skiers who love a bit of apres ski.
From Venice Airport to Livigno the drive takes around 5hrs. Livigno is on the Italian Swiss border. Livigno is not the easiest place to reach and for this reason it’s sometimes referred to as ‘Little Tibet’. Most of Livigno’s slopes are above the tree line and due to the altitude it’s got an excellent snow record.
Venice Airport to Cortina transfer takes approximately 2hrs. Cortina d'Ampezzo is more than just a ski resort and has a 1,000-year history. It hosted the Winter Olympics in 1956 and it’s been a popular ski destination ever since. It will host the games again in 2026. It’s known as Italy’s most upmarket resort attracting many weekenders from Venice and Milan.
Venice Airport to Selva Val Gardena transfer takes around 3hrs. Selva Val Gardena is part of the Dolomiti Superski area. When you think of the Dolomites the picture of the stunning Sella Massif will come to mind which you can admire from Selva Val Gardena. The town itself offers a great atmosphere and an excellent choice of bars for apres ski.
If skiing isn’t your thing then still don’t think that Venice is the only place worth visiting when flying here! How about visiting the biggest spa hub in Europe? Abano and Montegrotto Terme is an incredible destination for anyone looking for wellness and relaxation. Montegrotto Terme is about 50 minutes drive from Venice just outside Padua.
Another little gem worth visiting is Bassano del Grappa. I’m sure you have heard about the world famous Italian spirit, grappa. Come to Bassano del Grappa and see where it comes from. Grappa isn’t the only reason why you should visit though, the town itself is simply stunning. It takes about 1hr 30mins from Venice airport to Bassano del Grappa by car.
Want to find a hidden gem on the coast? Head straight to Chioggia from Venice airport. The transfer time is approximately 1hr 15mins. You will find yourself in an authentic fishing village.
If you fancy something a bit different then book your flights to Venice airport in September and go to Marostica. In the middle of Marostica’s main square is a giant chess board and every September they host a spectacular game of chess where people dress up as chess pieces.
Padova (Padua) is another great city in easy reach of Venice Marco Polo airport. Padova oozes history and it’s one of the oldest towns in northern Italy. From Venice airport to Padova the drive takes around 50 minutes.
One of our favourite Italian towns is without a question Verona. Watching an outdoor opera performance in the famous Roman arena should be on everyone’s bucket list. Verona is of course the city of love, thanks to being the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The transfer time from Venice airport to Verona is around 1hr 30mins.
Pre book your Venice airport transfers
To get the best selection of offers it’s always a good idea to make a transfer as soon as you know your flight times. Whether you’re after the most economical option or want to make sure that your specific needs are catered for the earlier you submit a request the better as companies do get booked up quickly around Venice airport.
About Venice Marco Polo Airport
Venice Marco Polo (VCE) is the main international airport serving the city of Venice. It is located the closest to Venice itself and not to be mixed up with Venice Treviso airport which is further from the city. Venice Marco Polo is Italy’s 3rd busiest airport welcoming more than 13 million passengers a year. Due to the growing number of travellers arriving and departing each year a much needed new terminal was opened in 2017.
There is a bus service from the airport to Piazzale Roma, from here cars are not permitted and you will need to get on the Vaporetto (water bus). This service runs from 6am until midnight.