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we are going to venice next week for 4 nights and are staying at the Hotel Lisbona. What is the best way to buy tickets for the water taxis and what do they allow you to do? We are travelling to the hotel from the airport by water taxi, is this the cheapest way?

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Private water taxis an be booked at the Consorzio Motoscafi Venezia and the Veneziataxi desks in the Arrivals Hall at Marco Polo and cost around 110 - 120 euros per launch, NOT per person.

Very much cheaper would be the ATVO express coach from Marco Polo to Piazzale Roma and then the water bus to the Vallaresso landing stage. The No 2 water bus is a little quicker than the No 1 line. From Vallareso you have a short walk to your Hotel

Private water taxis are always expensive but have the advantage of taking from where you wish to wherever you wish to go. The water buses do not run from Marco Polo but do run all round Venice and out to the islands in the lagoon and the Lido. Single tickets are aolid for 60 minutes rvel in any one direction. However you can buy at the ticket kiosk at any landing stage a period pass for anything from 12 hours to a week. These need to be validated each time you use them by swiping over the reader on every landing stage.

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You can buy tickets for the private water taxis from either the Consorzio Motoscafi Venezia or the Veneziataxi desks in the Arrivals Hall. Voyages across the lagoon in to Venice from Marco polo cost c. 110-120 euros per launch, NOT per person.

Very much cheaper would be the ATVO express coach from Marco Polo to Piazzale Roma on the banks of the Grand canal. You can then take a No1 or slightly quicker No 2 water bus down the Grand Canal to the vallaresso landing stage which is close to your Hotel. The water buses serve all Venice and the islands in the lagoon and the Lido but do not go out to Marco Polo

You can buy tickets for the water buses at the ticket kiosk on any landing stage. Period passes are also available and are well worth while if you intend to use the water buses frequently. Once purchase they need to be swiped across the card reader on every landing stage every time you use them.

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I do not understand why my first post did not appear until I had written my second post. My apologies.

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Beware that what is called a "water taxi" in many parts of the world is referred to by the terms "water bus" or "ferry" in Venice, as "water taxi" is reserved for the private speed boats which are closer to limousines in other land based cities.

From the airport to the Hotel (San Marco Vallaresso/Giardinetti stop) the most economical way is the land-bus + a vaporetto (€12-13 per person, between 1h and 1h40 depending on the time of day and connection in Piazzale Roma). A close second is the Alilaguna Blue line (€15 p.p., 1h20). What is called a "water taxi" in Venice costs about €100-110 to the hotel for the ride (up to 4 people, no tickets, just pay the taxi fare like a land taxi), and usually takes about 30-35 minutes, and can leave you, depending usually on the tide levels, either just across the San Moisé bridge (about 35-40 meters from the entrance of the hotel) or the Trinità dock near the side of the Westin Europa Regina (about 150m but flat without bridges). The hotel does not have a direct water entrance as the Bauer Gondola Stazio controls the banks of the canal right alongside the hotel entrance.

If you were talking about the public transportation when you referred to "water taxis" ("vaporetti") then you might consider an ACTV pass (Tourist Travel Card) to use the other days around the city, though the hotel is very central, so easy to walk to many places. If you do choose this, you can buy tickets at the airport without problems.

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5. Re: venice trip

How long does the bus take from the airport to the water bus? And how often do they run and how much does it cost?

Thanks for the prompt reply

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Www.atvo.it or www.actv.it ( line 5 for the bus then vaporetto No1 )

www.alilaguna.it for the direct water bus ( a walk of about 5/10 mins max to your hotel from where it stops)

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