Santa Lucia Railway to Central Venice Shared Water Taxi

3.4 / 5

60 reviews

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

Santa Lucia Railway to Central Venice Shared Water Taxi

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi
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From US$ 25.49 per person

Likely to sell out

Make your arrival in Venice truly unforgettable with a 20-minute shared water taxi transfer to the city center from Santa Lucia Railway Station. Enjoy a scenic boat ride and get a feel for Venice as you sail through the canals in comfort and style.

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Duration 20 minutes
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  • Travel between the Santa Lucia Railway Station and central Venice
  • Enjoy a fast and stylish water taxi transfer to easily reach your destination
  • Get a feel for life in Venice as you ride through the canals
Full description
Get where you need to be in Venice with a shared water taxi boat service from Venice Santa Lucia Railway Station to the city center. The trip takes 20 minutes in total, and along the way you will get a feel for the pace of the Venetian lifestyle as you cruise along the waterways. After meeting at the Alilaguna Desk outside the station, you will be taken to your boat. Enjoy a water taxi transfer to easily reach your hotel or wherever else you want to go in the city center. 
  • Tickets for shared water taxi
  • Porterage
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

At the Alilaguna desk inside the railway station, in front of platform number 2

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Important information

Know before you go

  • If your hotel is JW Marriot - Isola delle Rose, you will be dropped off in San Marco nearby the Marriot hotel shuttle boat pier
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Great experience. We followed the directions upon arriving at the train station. We went to the Counter and waited for a few minutes. Then, the man took us to the the dock where our taxi was. There was no confusion whatsoever where to go. He was very helpful. Ride was awesome, since this was our first time in Venice. We were the only ones in the taxi and the driver dropped as off at the pier closest to our hotel. We will use this service again.

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August 1, 2022

On arrival at the train station we found the desk easily to check in. Unfortunately they told us the taxi was not there and when contacting the provider they had no information when the taxi would arrive. She said she would call again if she didn’t hear from them soon but had no other information. We had prepaid so we waited a while to see what would happen. After about 30 minutes we asked again and the attendant said they were working on it. About 10 minutes later she reports a taxi was waiting. Once the taxi was available, it was easy to find them at the dock and our shared transfer ending up being just us. It was a great, smooth boat ride down the Grand Canal to our location. The driver helped with bags as we loaded and unloaded

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July 18, 2022

Least expensive water taxi available

I was told I would be met by platform 2 Alilaguna desk at Santa Lucia station. Alilaguna is in small letters at the bottom right of the big red sign that says PUBLIC TRANSPORT. After about 20 minutes I enquired at the desk, they made a call and I was told to go outside to the water taxi dock. After 10 minutes the taxi arrived and we departed right away. I was let off about a 5 minute walk from my destination "Hotel Fenice des Artistes". The ride was quick and the driver was very nice. At 50e for two passengers it was a Good bargain!

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May 25, 2019

Product ID: 28372