Venice Marco Polo Airport
Holidaymakers looking for a romantic getaway in Venice will find Venice Marco Polo Airport to be the best introduction to the iconic city with its narrow streets, canals, piazzas and gondolas. The airport is just five miles (8km) from central Venice and is connected to the magical city via normal means of transportation as well as water taxis - the perfect start to a holiday in this Italian city of romance.
The single terminal at Venice Airport houses plenty of souvenir and gift shops as well as a range of restaurants. The airport is well connected to cities across Europe and others worldwide, while cheap flights to Venice are available on many low-cost carriers. The South Terrace on the second floor of the terminal offers great views of the airport and wonderful photo opportunities of the Venice skyline.
The airport is located five miles (8km) north of Venice.
Getting to the city
Buses go to the Venice-Santa Lucia railway station, via Piazzale Roma, every 20 minutes. The ATVO bus and ACTV buses leave regularly for the Piazzale Roma and Mestre Railroad station. The Alilaguna boats (vaporettos) are a fast, cheap and comfortable way into central Venice, and the dock is seconds away from the airport. Note that you will need cash for the vaporettos, they don't take cards. Most hotels can organise a transfer, that often involves a taxi to Piazzale Roma and then via water taxi to the hotel.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
+39 041 260 6111 or +39 041 260 6400.
Car hire companies with offices at the airport include Autoeuropa, Maggiore, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Locauto Rent.
Both regular and water taxis are available from the airport. An authorised (yellow) taxi cab to the city centre takes between 40 minutes and an hour.
Facilities at the airport include ATMs, currency exchange facilities, banks, a tax-free customs service, VIP lounges, a business centre, a prayer room, information desks, travel agencies, baby-changing facilities and first aid facilities. There are also a range of shopping and dining options.
Short-term parking is available and starts at €6.50 for the first hour and €3.00 each following hour. Long-term options are available in car parks 4 and 5 and range from €25 to €28 per day, depending upon the parking lot. All parking lots are within easy walking distance of the terminal.
Free wifi is available for six hours.
The Marco Polo Club, which is open from 5am to 10pm daily, is the best business lounge to use at Venice Airport. The €22 entrance fee gets you access to workstations, internet, telephone, TV, fax and video facilities as well as a bar service. For fully equipped meeting rooms and conference facilities head to the Travalax business centre on the second floor. It offers a range of business services including translation services, filing, photocopying, faxing, telephones, workstations and audiovisual equipment.
Venice Marco Polo Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.