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Venice Marco Polo Airport

Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

Overview

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.

Location

The airport is located 5 miles (8km) north of Venice.

Getting to the city

Train: The Mestre-Venice and Venice-Santa Lucia stations are easily accessible from the airport by buses that leave from the airport at 20-minute intervals.

Taxis: Taxis leave from outside the arrivals level of the terminal. The fare for a trip into Venice will not be less than €30.

Bus: Buses going to the Venice-Santa Lucia railways station via Piazzale Roma. The ATVO FlyBus leave roughly every three hours from 6am until 11:40pm daily. Tickets cost €7 each and depart from Stand Three. ACTV buses leave the airport far more regularly. Bus Nos. 4 and 5 operate between Marco Polo Airport and central Venice. Bus No. 4 is the night bus and leaves the airport at 10:07pm, 11:07pm and 11:47pm from Monday to Saturday. Bus No. 5 operates between 4:08am and 11:10 at 10-20 minute intervals from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays bus service operates between 4:08am and 11:10pm at 40-minute intervals.

Boat: The Alilaguna boats are a faster way into central Venice. There are four different lines: red, blue, orange and yellow. Prices range from €7-15 depending upon your destination. View the Alilaguna website for specific stops and to buy discounted tickets online. The dock is a 5-10 minute walk from the airport.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in September).

Contacts

+39 041 260 6111 or +39 041 260 6400.

Car rental

The car rental car park is just after the short-term car park in front of the terminal building. Rental desks are in the arrivals hall. Car hire companies with offices at the airport include Europa, Maggiore, Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Locauto and Budget.

Airport Taxis

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, and costs upwards of €30.

Transfer between terminals

Not applicable, as there is only one terminal building.

Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange facilities, a post office, banks and a tax-free customs service are all available at the airport.

Luggage: Luggage trolleys are available in the terminal. Lost and found is located on the ground floor of the terminal and is open from 8am until 12:30am daily.

Conference and business: Business services are available on the second floor at the Marco Polo Club. Entrance is currently €22 per person and the facility is open from 5am until 10pm, daily. The Marco Polo Club is equipped with telephone, internet, TVs, video and fax facilities, as well as workstations and a bar. The Travalax business centre, also on the second floor, has meeting rooms, conference facilities and business services such as faxing, photocopying, filing, telephones, work stations, audiovisual equipment and translation services available.

Other facilities: Prayer room, VIP lounges, travel agencies, baby-changing facilities, a family area, a spa and first aid facilities are all available.

Wi-Fi: Wi-fi is only provided at certain areas within the terminal. The Schengen departures area, VIP Lounge, check-in area and Brek Restaurant all currently have wi-fi availability. Passengers wishing to use the service will need to buy a prepaid card from the Linkem shopping website and enter a prepaid username and pin. Packages start at €6.50 for an hour.

Information: Information points and hospitality desks are all available at the airport. Staff are more comfortable speaking Italian, but most understand English as well.

Shopping: With shops like La Perla, Swatch, Vittorio and Raggi di Seta, shopping at Venice Marco Polo Airport is designed to encourage passengers to part with those last few holiday euros. The Elite duty-free shop is well-stocked and there are plenty more tempting gift, souvenir, fashion and food shopping opportunities throughout the airport.

Food and Drink: There are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafés at the airport both before and after check-in. The departures area has Bricco Café and de Canto Wine Bar as well as many other options, while the has Café Marco Polo, which is perfect for a quick coffee or sandwich before going through all the security checks.

Parking

Parking options at Venice Marco Polo Airport range from bays for vehicles to motorboat mooring points. The pick up and drop off area directly in front of the terminal is free for the first 10 minutes. Short-term parking is available in P1 and P2 and starts at €5 for the first two hours or €8 for the first six hours. Long-term options are available in car parks 3, 4 and 5 and range from €5 per day to €11 per day depending upon season and parking lot. All parking lots are within easy walking distance of the terminal.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.veniceairport.it

Airlines

There are plenty of airlines offering flights to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Flights to Venice from across Europe can be booked on Iberia, Vueling, Air France, Air Berlin, KLM, British Airways, Spanair, Air Europa, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus and Alitalia. Other airlines offering flights to Venice from outside of Europe include Qatar Airways, El Al, Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Delta. For cheap flights to Venice low-cost carriers such as bmibaby, easyJet and Thomson Airways.

Internet

Wi-fi at Venice Marco Polo Airport can be accessed by purchasing a package from the Linkem shopping website. The cheapest package is €6.50 for an hour and the wi-fi access areas are located in the check-in area, Schengen departures zone, Brek Restaurant and the VIP Lounge.

Business Lounges

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.