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How to take public ground transportation from Marco Polo Airport to Venice's historic center.

atvo buses at piazzale roma

ABOVE: An ATVO airport bus arrives at Venice's Piazzale Roma. INSET BELOW: The ATVO/ACTV ticket counter in Marco Polo Airport.


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Venice Marco Polo International Airport is on the Italian mainland at Tessera, just north of Venice. It's a 20- to 25-minute road trip from the Piazzale Roma, the main automotive point of entry into Venice's historic center. Two different bus routes are available, and both are inexpensive:

  • ATVO, a regional bus company, has comfortable coaches with room for your luggage beneath the passenger compartment. Buses run nonstop between the airport and Piazzale Roma. See page 2 of this article for information, photos, and Web links.

  • ACTV, the Venice public-transit agency, operates the Linea 5 "Aerobus" to Piazzale Roma, with local stops along the two-lane road from Mestre. See page 3 of this article for details.

Buses to Venice-Mestre Railroad Station

ATVO Piazzale Roma and Mestre bus-stop signBoth ATVO and ACTV run frequent buses to the railway station in Venice's suburb of Mestre, on the mainland, where express trains connect with cities in Northern and Southern Italy. See our Mestre Airport Buses article for details.

Other destinations in the region

ATVO operates buses to the Lido di Jesolo, Treviso, Caorle, Aviano, and other towns in the region. These depart from a pedestrian island outside the C and D doors of Marco Polo Airport's arrivals level, just ahead of the "Venezia Express" bus to the Piazzale Roma. For more information, see the ATVO Web links on page 2.

If you're headed for a military base, such as the U.S. Army Garrison at Vicenza, check with the base ahead of time for a shuttle timetable and departure location.

If you're with a tour group, look for your guide or tour leader in the arrivals terminal, or follow the instructions that you were given with your tour materials.

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