Water buses from Venice airport to Venice are a great way to get to your hotel or final destination when your flight arrives in Italy.
Water buses are small ferries that take passengers from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) to several destinations in the city, including San Marco, Rialto, Lido, and the Venice cruise port. They are run by a company called Alilaguna.
There are three lines that depart from the airport, each of which runs a different route and departs once an hour or more. The orange and blue lines run all throughout the year, while the pink line runs seasonally. In the summer, there is usually a water bus leaving Venice Airport at 00, 15, 30, and 45 minutes past the hour.
The journey time on a water bus from Venice Airport to Venice is 30 minutes or more, depending on your final destination in the city.
The cost of a ticket is 8 to 15 euros one-way per person, depending on which water bus line you take. Discounts are available if you book online in advance. Otherwise you can purchase tickets for water buses from Venice Airport to Venice at the booth in the arrivals hall when your flight lands.