Airports Serving Venice Information
(Venice, Veneto, Italy)
Venice, Italy is an extremely popular tourist and business destination and the city is easy to reach by plane, with extremely frequent flights and good connections from all over the world. The city is served by two airports, Marco Polo Airport, which has mainly schedule flights and the smaller Treviso airport, which is situated slightly further from the city and is for cheaper, charter flights. In general, flying into Italy tends to be a relatively hassle-free experience.
Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
Located 13 km / 8 miles from the city centre, Venice Marco Polo Airport is used by many major international airlines and handles a large number of flights. Major airlines include Alitalia, Italy's national airline, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, Malaysia Air, Qantas, Thai Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways.
Venice (VCE) Airports Information Guides
- Bureau de change
- 24-hour cash machines (ATMs)
- Banks and a full-service post office
- Restaurants, cafés, fast-food outlets and bars
- Many first-class shops, exclusive stores and duty-free - at Extra Schengen Departures Hall
- Well-equipped meeting room within the VIP lounge
- Car hire companies - including Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore, Sixt and Thrifty
- Two major 24-hour car parks, a multi-storey car park that faces the terminal building and there is also an open-air car park nearby
- Smaller short-term car parks with parking meters
- Free unattended car parks
Cars can be readily hired at the airport and the A4 is the quickest way to reach Venice from east or west. This main road also connects Turin with Trieste and runs through Milan and Mestre. There are several main car parks in Venice, all of which can prove expensive.
Regular ATVO buses travel to and from the airport from Piazzale Roma via Mestre train station. This relatively inexpensive trip lasts about 30 minutes. There is also a reliable ACTV bus service that also serves the airport from Piazzale Roma, which makes more stops and takes slightly longer to reach the city centre. It departs every 30 minutes and runs from 04:40 to 00:40.
Boats and Ferries
Travelling by boat is probably the best way to reach the city centre from the airport. The Alilaguna hydrofoil runs a regular scenic service until midnight, stopping of at the Lido en route. The direct journey takes around an hour to reach the landing near to the Piazza San Marco.
Sleek, modern water taxis (motoscafo) are a fast way to travel into Venice, but also an expensive way. Fares should always be agreed on before departing and it is advisable to avoid private boats.
A taxi cab ride from the airport into the centre of Venice is a relatively quick way to travel into the city centre, taking around an hour. There are usually plenty of authorised, yellow taxis lined up by the main arrivals gateway of each terminal and the fares are quite reasonable.
There are two trains that connect the airport with downtown Venice. They have direct links to and from many of Venice's train stations, including the central station.
- Leonardo Express - a popular service, travelling to Termini every 30 minutes during the day
- Metropolitan Train FM1 - travelling to Fara Sabina, Poggio Mirteto and Orte
Treviso Airport (TSF)
This small airport is located 30 km / 19 miles from the city centre and receives regular charter flights. It is sometimes referred to as the San Giuseppe airport and although small, the arrivals hall contains a tourist information booth, bureau de change and three car hire companies - Hertz, Avis and Europcar. There is also an ATM in the departures area and several tour and airline offices. Venice Treviso Airport does not operate a left-luggage service.