Venice Tips, Personal Experience and your Guide to Venice Italy
The nearest airport to Venice is Venice Italy Airport "Marco Polo". It is a 6 miles distance from the city!
But with a low budget airlines to Venice you probably will arrive at another airport. This is the smaller airport at Treviso. Look at the bottom of my page for more info ...
Marco Polo Airport has advantages. It is an international airport and has enough facilities. Each year more than two million passengers are served from this airport. 51 airlines are using this main Venice Italy airport.
In Italian this airport is called: Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo or Aeroporto di Venezia-Tessera. The airport code is VCE. There are non-stop international flights from the US, Japan, China and Russia.
But most important: the airport has the best transport conditions to and from the heart of Venice.
Bus: Nice and easy, and within 25 minutes in Venice. You can choose the public transport bus line ACTV no.5 (Aerobus). Bus tickets you can purchase at the ticket machine or on the bus (€ 6.50 per ticket).
Another option is the ATVO shuttle bus to Venice Piazzale Roma. Conveniently and it is including your suitcases. A return ticket costs € 15, - (within 7 days return).
At the transit counter, near the baggage claim, at the bus stops and in the ATVO buses you can purchase the tickets. The buses are located in front of the arrivals hall.
Water Bus: From the airport you can use the Alilaguna boat. How to find the Alilaguna? You walk from the arrivals hall and turn left. It's a 7 minute walk to get there. At the transit counter or near the baggage claim you can purchase tickets and also at the desk near the Alilaguna boats. A return ticket on the Alilaguna water bus costs € 27, -. This trip to Venice is 30 minutes.
Water taxi: With your own private speedboat from the airport to Venice. It is comfortable and nice. Because the water taxi will drop you off in front of the hotel. Most hotels in Venice are near a dock where the water taxi can stop. Ideal! I'ts not cheap with a price around € 90, - and € 110, -. What do you think?
Taxi: By regular car taxi to Piazzale Roma. Ask the fare before getting into the taxi! The fixed rate of Marco Polo Airport is now € 39 -. Or book a taxi via www.cheaptaxis.nl/en
Rental car: A car available from the moment you arrive at the airport. Handy if you want to travel further. You can park your car at Piazzale Roma and visit Venice one day and continue traveling in the Veneto area! Click here for Venice rental cars >
This airport is also called Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport. In Italian this airport is called: Aeroporto di Treviso-Sant'Angelo. The airport code is TSF.
The great advantage of this airport in Treviso is that it is cheaper. Airline RyanAir has its home here.
And from Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds or London Stansted you fly for a few bucks to Venice...
Treviso Airport is 25 miles from Venice. And the city of Treviso is also worth a visit. But how do you get from the airport to Venice? And which is the best way?
Bus: Take the ATVO shuttle bus to Venice Piazzale Roma (VENEZIA - MESTRE). The journey to Venice lasts more than one hour with one stop at the train station of Mestre. In high season the road is busy, the trip takes longer during the day. A return ticket costs € 22, -. Tickets can be bought on the bus, or at the baggage claim or in the arrival hall.
Train: Yes, Venice has also a train station. You can take the bus or a taxi to the train station in Treviso. Take bus line no. 6 (ACTT) which leaves in front of the airport. From here it's fifteen minutes to the station of Venice "Santa Lucia".
When I visited Venice for the first time I took the train option. It was adventurous, I can tell you, but fun! Advantage of the train is that this route is not busy. Otherwise you will be all sweaty in the bus and stocked in a traffic jam to Venice...
Taxi: Deluxe and ideal to Venice. Costs € 79, -. Or book a taxi via www.cheaptaxis.nl/en
Rental car: Providers of Venice car rental >
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