Shared Arrival Transfer: Venice Train Or Bus Station To Venice Hotels

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 10 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Service available from 8am and 8pm; reconfirm your preferred pickup time with the local operator before travel
  • Departure Details :
    Pickup Details Service available from 8am and 8pm; reconfirm your preferred pickup time with the local operator before travel Other Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia, 30121 Venice, Metropolitan Cit.. read more
  • Return Details :
    City of Venice, City of Venice, Veneto
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Start your Venice vacation with ease by booking this shared arrival transfer by water taxi from either Santa Lucia Station or the bus station at Piazzale Roma to your hotel in the city or Venice Lido. Simply select an option to suit your vacation plans, and then hop aboard your water taxi to travel to your destination. Its that easy!


  • Excellent value for money

Know More about this tour

After arriving into Santa Lucia Station or Piazzale Roma in Venice, head outside the terminal to board your water taxi and travel to your hotel. As well as covering the central Venice area, your shared transfer also offers a drop-off at hotels in the Venice lido area.

Whether youre traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transport needs will be covered by this shared transfer service. Avoid the confusion of taxis or public transport and enjoy a hassle-free start to your vacation in Venetos famous capital.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your train or bus details and your Venice accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Approximately 24-48 hours prior to your arrival in Venice, you will be required to reconfirm exact pickup time and place (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).


One-way shared water taxi transfer


Excess luggage charges (where applicable)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may attract a small additional fee, payable direct to driver

Infants aged 3 years and under travel free of charge. They must be seated in the lap of an adult. No child seats or baby seats are provided

As this is a shared transfer, you may be required to wait up to 30 minutes before transferring to your water taxi on arrival

Please note: if the hotel is not located on the grand canal (and therefore is not accessible from the waterfront), clients will be dropped off at the closest shared waterfront stop and will need to cover the short distance from the stop to the hotel on their own

Service available from 8am and 8pm only

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  • 14-Nov-2019

    After stepping off the train, I recognized the office of the company that arranged our transfer. After talking with one of the people in the office, we were directed to the dock where our water taxi would meet us. Shortly after getting to the dock, a water taxi pulled up, asked us if we were the “Smith” party and we boarded and were taken directly to our hotel. The driver was very polite and helpful. I would highly recommend this if you haven’t been to Venice before as a very easy way to get to your hotel.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    Given a voucher with a water taxi number to take, went to the meeting point and waited 15 mins till the pick up time we were advised. Taxi didn't turn up, w a ited another 20 mins and taxi still didnt turn up. We ended up paying another taxi to take us to the hotel

  • 18-Sep-2019

    Service was great, boat was beautiful and a great way to be introduced to the city and canals. It was a little pricey, but I think it's worth it to have a semi-private boat drop you very close to your hotel (vs. the water bus, which appeared to be extremely crowded when we arrived).
    A brief wait (5-10 minutes) from when we arrived at the station until the boat was there, but otherwise it was a great experience. Once issue to be aware of is that we had setup the pickup at Piazalle Roma, but the people at the information desk there told us there was no storefront for the water taxi company there and that we'd need to go to to the S. Lucia train station to find the storefront - so we had to get over to the train station to find the storefront and arrange for the boat, but once we knew that, it only took another 5 minutes to get from Piazalle Roma to S. Lucia, so not a major issue (unless you have lots of luggage, then it could be more of a pain to get it over to the train station - one long bridge).
    If its your first (and possibly only) visit to Venice, I'd recommend paying the extra cost for the water taxi, as it's a great way to travel the canals and a great introduction to Venice.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    It was a shared ride with two other couples. Only one couple can sit outside so the other 4 people are inside a tiny cabin. We could have been on a larger boat with more people for $7.00 each but splurged for the $76.00 for both. The ride was about 12 to 15 minutes so just not worth the extra money to us.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We paid for an arrival that included being met right on the train platform and guided to our boat. When we got to Venice, nobody was there, so we had to call. We were then instructed to wait in the customer service line at the station, and then were told it would be about a 45 minute wait. This whole ordeal cost us about 2 hours of our time and almost made us miss our other evening tour scheduled. Highly disappointed and we were not given a refund as requested.

  • 29-Oct-2018

    I will be brief. This review is for Itinerary number: 1076429269 where I paid for a water taxi to take us straight to our hotel in Venice. Unfortunately, the Viator driver did not take us to our hotel. Worse, he dropped us off to a station that was not even near our hotel, so I paid for a porter service to carry our luggages. The taxi driver knew well where our hotel was, because he pointed us to its direction. We found out later from other hotel folks that there were many other nearer stations where the driver could have dropped us off. And to think that we even tipped him! I will pass on this info to other people, especially thru the internet, so that people traveling are not taken advantage of. This was truly a ripoff! When I booked this I made it clear that I wanted a dropoff to our hotel or very close to it. Viator also does not provide an easy way to submit complaints like this via an email. Instead, Viator provides a general number that is truly geared for booking reservations.

  • 23-Oct-2018

    The tour operator hired a third party water taxi to transport us, our hotel-the Sina Centurion Palace, has a private dock on the grand canal for its patrons to use. Dispute my instance, the taxi driver refused to take us to our hotel and instead demanded that we disembark at a dock in Rialto located 1km walking distance on the opposite side of the canal from our hotel. We had to spend an additional 14 euro to purchase tickets on the city water bus to get us dropped off at a dock next to our hotel.
    For our return trip, our hotel arranged for a private water taxi to pick us up at our hotel dock for less than we paid for this tour. THIS TOUR IS A BAD DEAL!

  • 13-Jul-2018

    Do not sign up for a shared taxi! The taxi people are rude, you wait in line, they do not take you to your hotel, even if it is on a canal, and the fee is higher than arranging a taxi, when you arrive. The water taxi driver made us get off at Rialto Bridge and we had to walk over 3 bridges with our luggage to our hotel located on a canal! If we wanted to walk from Rialto Bridge, we would have gotten on a Vaporetti. We had our hotel arrange a water taxi back to the train station and we paid less than the shared taxi with hotel pick-up and train station drop off!!

  • 12-Jul-2018

    When I called for this reservation, I was assured (and I ask 3 times) that I would be dropped off at the hotel. Needless to say, that did not happen -- I was dropped off near St. Mark's Square. Had no idea where the hotel was so I had to get someone to put the luggage (2 bags) on a carrier and take me to the hotel. Had not included this extra cost in my travel budget. Am very disappointed on the kind of information that you conveyed to the customer and yet it was completely in error.

  • 12-Jul-2018

    Booked this taxi service from Viator. It was difficult to find the office at first place in Venice train station. Once I found they made me wait for 30 minutes till I got my turn. Only to realize hat they have another (Aliliguana) office at same location that handle taxi's . When I reached there nothing was waiting for me for transfer they booked called taxi operators and booked a water taxi. After some wait the taxi guy was so angry about why they would send only 2 guys to this taxi. He wanted more people. It took about 2-3 hours to reach hotel. Its better you book a taxi at train station itself that is so easy. This was like paying money for trouble but no convenience.

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