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.
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 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.