Venice Airport Transfer
Water taxis are the limousines of Venice and you will feel like a celebrity when you arrive in one. A private venice airport transfer will take you from VCE Marco Polo airport to Venice in under 35 minutes. There is no sharing with other passengers or making drop offs along the way. You will be taken directly to your hotel.
Do you need to catch a cruise?
No problem! Venice airport transfer provide water taxis which can get you to the cruise terminal in 40 minutes and is the quickest way to get to the cruise terminal. Private water taxis will take you directly to the dock of your hotel in class and style so if you want the best start to your stay in Venice.
Travelling in a Large Group?
No Problem! Water taxis can accommodate up to 8 passengers and 10 pieces of luggage and is a bestseller with our regular customers who travel with their friends and family.
Simply complete the form provided and Venice airport transfer will get back to you immediately and provide you with the water taxi best suited to your needs.
Mary walsingham from venice
Wonderful service, will use again. Thank you Mary
Chris Watts from Bristol UK
What a great way to arrive at your hotel, it made us feel special
Mrs N Sandbach from Dorset, UK
What a wonderful way to travel into Venice from the airport. We were whisked quickly away and after a delayed flight, it was wonderful to be in Venice within half an hour. Our journey back to the airport was even better as it was a beautiful sunny morning and our driver arrived bang on time and was kind to my elderly mother. I would definitely recommend Overseas Taxis.
Wendy from Bedfordshire
We have just returned from a few days in Venice which, as ever, we really enjoyed. My reason for contacting you is to let you know that the service from your company and the service provided by the private water taxi company in Venice was excellent. Unfortunately we were delayed by a problem with our Easy Jet flight so arrived some 2 hours late, however, the contact at the Marco Polo Airport was very professional, efficient and very understanding of the circumstances. We picked up our transfer as described and we would have to say that was when our holiday started - the boat was stylish, clean and in very good condition; the ride to our hotel's landing stage really blew the cobwebs away and Easy Jet's disappointing service was quickly forgotten. Our return was exactly the same, on time, quick and professional. We would not hesitate to recommend your company and look forward to using your services again in the future.
Mike Hart from Ontario Canada
I'm Not big on typing but all i can say is BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO!!!! from the meet and greet to the boat ride to our hotel, your service definetly to the stress out of our arrival. Thanks for the great service!
Anthony bryant from England
Best way to travel to venice!
Michael strom from minnesota
I was worried about arranging an overseas transfer over the internet but everyone was exactly where they said they would be and the service was perfect. Next time I come to Venice I will do so with no worries.
Tina Morgan from UK
The service received from Overseas Taxis was first class. The instructions were very clear for where we needed to go on arrival at the airport. Our transfer was waiting for us as promised. For the return journey the pick up details were delivered to our hotel 24 hrs before departure and once again the Taxi was there waiting at the time and place stated. Sam was excellent, always responding to our communications and making sure that we were happy with all of the arrangements that had been made. I would definitely use them again.
A. Donnellan from Melbourne
Perfect start to our holiday in Venice. Taken to he water taxi by a very friendly porter. Wonderful trip
Lindsey Beckett from Berks
Dear Sam, We found the desk very easily at the airport and were dealt with in a friendly but efficient manner. Our taxi was waiting for us when we arrived at the waterside and our journey to the hotel was fantastic. I particularly appreciated the notification through our hotel 24 hrs in advance of our return transfer. The taxi was again waiting for us just before the stated time. I cannot think of anything that could have improved the service and when I return to Venice I will definitely use your service again. Many thanks Lindsey Beckett
Sarah Rathbone from Derbyshire
I found the desk easily and the transfer was very good indeed. I don''t think there is anything you can do to improve an already efficient,working system. Thank you for your good wishes.
Holly Neal from Cambridgeshire
FYI Transfers were perfect, I will recommend your company and I personally will use you again. Thank you so much. Holly Neal
Shelley O'Connor from London Ontario Canada
Overall, it was a good experience. I found your "desk" location in the airport easy to find but only because it was noted on our reservation. We were a group of six so it was nice to travel on a boat by ourselves. It is a great way to see Venice. Though the driver was polite it would have been nice to get some commentary as to what we were seeing or any points of interest. Not having taken the airport bus or the public water taxis in the past, it is hard to comment of whether the price was worth the experience.
James Cummings from Chatham Ontario canada
The service was prompt and courteous.
Dan Foster from London ON Canada
Excellent way to enter the city....on a chariot vs a donkey (bus).
Siofra Campbell from London
Great service from Sam, managed to get us sorted out on one of the busiest weekends of the year - service above and beyond. Everything went off without a hitch, couldn't have asked for better and will recommend to anyone planning a trip to Venice.
Lee from Kent UK
Transfer on arriving at venice was brilliant - outward transfer was a little difficult as we did not know which landing boat was going to be at. We had disabled passenger and that was dealt with brilliantly
Laura from London
Hi Sam, The desk was easy to find, there was no one there but they had put a sign saying to go to the main transfer desk ( the round one in the middle) the whole thing was quick and easy. The driver was waiting for us, the whole service was good. The return too was great. I can''t think on any improvement! Thanks Laura
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Venice Airport Transfer
A private water taxi in Venice is by far the most glamorous and easiest method of reaching your hotel or apartment in Venice. If you are departing Venice then a private water taxi can collect you from the hotel and take you to the Cruise Terminal, Piazzale Roma, Santa Lucia Railway Station and of course back to Venice Marco Polo Airport.
To avoid overpaying for a private water taxi on arrival it is highly recommended that you pre-book in advance. Arriving at Marco Polo and attempting to get your water taxi can present unnecessary hassle which can be avoided. The problems you may encounter can include staff or drivers not speaking any English and if you do not speak any Italian then this can result to be quite challenging. If you do find someone who can speak some English you could be quoted a price higher than someone who has pre-booked so turning up and trying to get a water taxi is not really recommended. A typical journey from VCE to Venice island can cost between €85-€120 depending on which part of the island you are going to. There are supplements to be paid for arrivals and departures before 7am and after 10pm which can add another €10 to the cost.
Private water taxis are moored at the pier which is a short 5-7 minute walk from the arrivals hall. You can arrange a private meet and greet service which includes a shuttle service to the pier however like everything else in Venice this will cost extra and is usually referred to as a VIP service.
If you have pre-booked your water taxi then your driver will know where to take you and more importantly they know that you have prepaid. Journeys from Venice Marco Polo to Venice island will take approximately 35 minutes and if you arrive during the day then you will savour an unforgettable experience by taking in all the buildings and architecture synonymous with Venice.
If your hotel has its own private dock then you will be dropped off at the hotel. If however the hotel does not then the water taxi will take you as close as it can and this could result in a short walk. There are 5-6 hotels which to due to their location cannot be reached directly.
Here is a list of the hotels:
Duodo Palace, Star Hotel Splendid, Cavalletto, Bonvecchiati and Bonvecchiati Palace.
Another factor you should be aware of is the phenomenon known as Acqua Alta. As Venice is built on water, the tide level can affect the trajectory the water taxis can take. If the level is too high or too low then some hotels will not be able to be accessed by water taxi and you will be dropped off as close to your hotel as possible.
Private water taxis can hold up to 8 passengers and 10 pieces of luggage. They are covered so you would be sheltered if it rains but you can also enjoy the sunshine and feel the wind in your hair on a glorious bright and sunny day. As with all types of taxi transfers you are advised to ensure you take all your belongings with you as it may not be possible to retrieve any items later.
Upon arrival at Venice Marco Polo airport you should have full instructions on what to do and how to locate your private water taxi. You should be able to present your voucher as a printout, on your Smartphone or tablet and once everything has been verified you will be instructed to the pier.
For departure pickups from your hotel in Venice, all customers are sent a fax confirmation 24 hours prior to departure. This is sent to the main reception desk and will be handed to you. It will contain your pick time and location so there is no need to call an office to reconfirm your pick up. If you are staying in a private apartment then your pick up time can be calculated and given to you before you arrive in Venice.
Wheelchair access water taxis are available however requests should be made well in advance to guarantee the service as there are not many of them.
The alternatives to a private water taxi in Venice are the public lines or a shared water taxi. The shared water taxi will carry up to 8-10 passengers and make drop offs at set drop off points. This service is aimed at the budget traveller however it does have its own drawbacks. Firstly you can expect to wait for a minimum of 45 minutes before you can board the shared water taxi.
Once on board your journey time can double as you make numerous stops. Another drawback is that if you are travelling alone or with a child (3 passengers) you have to pay for a pair of tickets. For example one passenger will pay 2 tickets and 3 passengers will pay for 4 tickets and there is no negotiation as this is fixed. This option is more suitable for couples. Groups of 4 or more are advised to use a private water taxi as the cost is not much more and you will not be making any stops.
The public line is the cheapest option however they are regrettably the slowest way to travel in Venice. Overcrowded and extremely slow this option should only be considered if you want to mingle with the hordes of people onboard or if you have plenty of time on your hands.
For travellers who are embarking on a cruise from Venice's cruise terminal then a private water taxi will take you directly to the cruise port. Venice has a huge cruise terminal which is used by thousands of tourists everyday so if you are arriving or departing for a cruise a private water taxi can be the best option for you.