cost of water taxi in venice

does anyone know the approx cost pp for a water taxi from the grand canal to the hotel on same? NOT from the airport; coming into venice by train and can walk to grand canal... early october... thanks walt

Posted by Sherry
San Jose, CA
1139 posts

Walt, others can provide a more accurate estimate of costs of water taxi, but have you considered the vaporetto? Unless your hotel has a doc, the vaporetto can probably get you almost as close to your hotel as a far more expensive water taxi. I'm not sure of exact vaporetto cost, since I always buy a pass, but I think it's around 6.50 or 7.50 E.

Posted by Brad
Gainesville, VA
7209 posts

I'm also a vaporetto person. Essentially a Vaporetto is the boat equivalent of a bus in Venice. Water taxis are available but really expensive. If price is no object, go toward the Vaporetto from the train station and you will see water taxis waiting.

Posted by Brad
Gainesville, VA
7209 posts

I'm also a vaporetto person. Essentially a Vaporetto is the boat equivalent of a bus in Venice. Water taxis are available but really expensive. If price is no object, go toward the Vaporetto from the train station and you will see water taxis waiting.

Posted by craig
Toronto
3 posts

If you are not in a hurry the vaporetto is the way to go, a private water taxi otherwise will cost 50 euro.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8756 posts

Walt, you don't say where on the Grand Canal. It goes all the way from before the Ferrovia - the Train station - all the way down past Rialto to the basin at S Marco. The taxi will charge depending on time and distance just like a land taxi. The vaporetto will be a flat fee, either of €7 for a single ride or unlimited ride passes for 12, 24, 36 or more hours are available very easily. For the water taxi it will depend a lot where the hotel is. If your hotel has a private water gate the taxi may well drop you off there. If not, they may likely use the nearest vaporetto stop or traghetto dock. The Grand Canal is immediately outside the station just as you get off the train, just 20 feet from the station. I do note that you ask, per person prices. It is true that the price is nearly the same for a full taxi as a single person. On the vaporetto it is per person per ticket.

Posted by Joseph
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
126 posts

The water taxi looks like a speedboat. The vaporetto, or water bus, looks like a ferry; it has fixed stops.

Posted by Tim
Knoxville, TN, USA
3074 posts

So basically you're going from Piazzale Roma to some hotel on the Grand Canal. You can look at fares here to get an idea: http://motoscafivenezia.it/eng/biglietto_1.php If I could afford a water taxi I would do it. I've ridden on vaporettos plenty of times and usually they were crowded and hot. But you gotta do what you gotta do if you're not wealthy.

Posted by Steve
Buena Park
33 posts

We were in Venice in April and decided to take a water taxi. It was, approximately, 100 Euros. My wife and I were the only 2 people on the boat. We got on, and off we went. The driver did not bother to wait around for any other passengers. Sat in the back of the boat, wind in our hair and got a nice view of Venice on the trip. Driver dropped us at a vaporetto stop near our hotel and told us how to get to the hotel from the stop. It's expensive, but it's convenient and quick.