The company Alilaguna owns ferries that connect Marco Polo Airport with the heart of Venice. Get the latest information on rates, tickets, and routes.

Alilaguna’s water buses are a unique and particular way of getting to the heart of Venice from the Marco Polo Airport.

Routes and lines

Alilaguna has six different lines that connect Marco Polo Airport and the port of Venice with the city centre and with the following islands:

  • Blue line: Connects the Airport and the Venice Cruise Terminal.
  • Orange line: Runs from Marco Polo Airport to Piazza San Marco.
  • Red line: Connects Marco Polo Airport to Lido. It only runs from April until October.
  • Yellow line: Connects Fondamenta Nuove with Murano, Punta Sabbioni and Treporti. This route only runs in July and August.
  • Green line: It stops in Murano, Burano and Torcello and is very popular among the many tourists in Venice. The whole journey takes approximately 4 hours and a guide provides interesting information on the various sights. It costs 20 (US$ 21.60) per person.

Schedule and frequency

Alilaguna’s water buses run long hours: The first boat in the morning leaves the airport at 6:15 am and the last departs at 12:40 am (midnight). From Piazza San Marco, water buses weigh anchor from 3:50 am until 10:50 pm.

The route from San Marco to the Airport takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. Since the journey is quite long, we recommend it only for those that leave with plenty of time (if you're heading to the Airport) or those who don’t mind taking their time to get to the city centre.


A one-way ticket from the airport to the city centre costs 15 (US$ 16.20).

A water bus from the airport to either the Marritima cruise terminal, Tronchetto or Punta Sabbioni costs 15 (US$ 16.20) for a single journey or 27 (US$ 29.20) for a return ticket.