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
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 FlyBus and ACTV buses leave regularly for the Piazzale Roma and Mestre Railroad station. The Alilaguna boats are a faster way into central Venice. The dock is a 5-10 minute walk from the airport.
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 Europa, Maggiore, Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Locauto.
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, a postbox, 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 in P1 and P2 and starts at €6 for the first two hours or €9 for the first six hours. Long-term options are available in car parks 4 and 5 and range from €5.50 per day to €10 per day depending upon season and parking lot. All parking lots are within easy walking distance of the terminal.
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.
Wifi is available, with free access to the airport's website.
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.