Treviso Airport Buses to Venice
ABOVE: An ATVO from Treviso Airport enters the
Piazzale Roma in Venice.
one of several European low-cost airlines, has flights that connect Venice with
London (Stansted), Liverpool (John Lennon), Brussels (Charlerol), Hahn (90 km
from Frankfurt), and Girona (an airport on the Costa Brava, 110 km from
At least, that's what the timetable suggests: In reality, the
airline uses Treviso Airport, (TSF),
which is about 26 km or 16 miles from Venice, or considerably farther away than
Venice's own Marco Polo Airport. Other budget carriers that use Treviso Airport
include BelleAir, Transavia, Wizzair, Germanwings, and SkyTrain.
If you're headed for Venice from Treviso Airport, the
easiest--and cheapest--way to get there is to take the connecting coach service.
Bus times coincide with flight arrivals and departures, and the fare is much
cheaper than a taxi. (It's also far less expensive than a private car with
driver, which could cost more than your airline ticket.)
Two bus companies offer frequent scheduled service between TSF
and Venice's Piazzale Roma with
intermediate stops in Mestre, on the Venetian
mainland. Buses are modern air-conditioned coaches with ground-level baggage
Barzi Bus Service
takes 40 minutes to cover the distance between TSF and Venice, with a single
stop in Mestre.
At the airport, buy your ticket at the Barzi desk or on the
bus. The fare is €7 one-way or €13 roundtrip. (Return tickets are valid for
At the Piazzale Roma in Venice, buy your ticket at the
Prevedello newsstand near the
Calatrava Bridge (the large modern glass bridge at the north end of the
square) or on the bus.
If you prefer to order tickets online and pay in pounds
sterling, go to
www.shuttledirect.com. Use the search tool to enter your pick-up and
drop-off points--e.g., "TSF" and "Venice"--and make sure to choose "Public
Transport Service" from the list of search results. (At the airport, you can
exchange your voucher for a ticket at the Barzi desk or on the bus.)
In Mestre, Barzi buses stop by the Plaza Hotel, which is
directly across from the Mestre Railroad Station.
Note: The company also
runs a bus from Treviso Airport to Venice Marco Polo Airport with a stop at
Treviso's train station.
For more information, including timetables, see Barzi Bus
Airport/Mestre/Venice Piazzale Roma page. If the link doesn't work, search
from the company's English-language home page at
ATVO buses require 60-70 minutes to cover the distance between
TSF and Venice's Piazzale Roma. (Unlike Barzi's buses, ATVO buses don't go on
the highway, and they stop twice in Mestre: at the Piazza 27 Ottobre and in a
cul-de-sac at the eastern end of Mestre Railroad Station.)
At Treviso Airport, buy your ticket from an ATVO ticket
machine or at the ATVO counter for €7 one-way or €13 roundtrip. (Return
tickets are valid for 7 days.)
At Venice's Piazzale Roma, buy your ticket at the ATVO
"Venezia Air Terminal" office on the northern side of the square.
You can also order ATVO tickets online.
No matter where you buy your ticket, be sure to validate it
in the stamping machine on the bus after boarding.
For more information, including timetables, see the ATVO
Bus Service - Treviso Canova Airport page. If the link isn't working (the
ATVO has a bad habit of changing internal URLs from time to time), search the
ATVO's site from the home page at
Other useful links:
ACTT Bus to
Treviso Railroad Station
Use ACTT's local city bus (Line 6) if
you're planning to stay in Treviso.
TSF is a tiny airport, but it does have a
bilingual Web site.
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