Venice Airport Buses (2016)
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ABOVE: An ATVO bus at Venice's Marco Polo
ATVO "Venezia Express" bus to Piazzale Roma
ATVO coach from Marco Polo Airport to Venice
costs €8,00 each way, or €15,00 for a round trip. It's by far your most
convenient option if you're able to climb a few steps when boarding, since the
coach has a luggage compartment underneath where you can stow your bags.
The ATVO stops are located on a strip of sidewalk between two vehicle lanes
outside the arrivals and baggage-claim area. Look for the No. 2 stop ("Venezia
Piazzale Roma" or "Venezia Express"), which is to the left of door D as you
exit the terminal.
At Venice Marco Polo airport, you can buy tickets in
At the ATVO's ticket counter in the baggage-claim area.
At ATVO ticket counters in the arrivals area (one facing
the exit from baggage claim, the other to the left of the exit).
From the ticket machines (three in baggage claim, and
another three outside the terminal at the ATVO bus stops).
From the ATVO's staff at the bus stops, who will also
provide information if you need it.
You can also order
tickets online for specific dates only from the ATVO's Web site, with a discount for your
advance purchase if you order two tickets or more.
When ordering online, you'll receive an e-mail with a PDF booking
confirmation. Print out the PDF file or the e-mail and use it as your ticket
Travel time to the Piazzale Roma is 20 minutes, and the bus has
information, including timetables in PDF format and online ticket purchasing, see the ATVO Web site's
Finally, ATVO also has an online app at
app.atvo.it that lets you see timetables,
buy tickets, and plan a walking itinerary from the Piazzale Roma to your
take the bus from Venice
to the airport, buy a ticket at the ATVO
storefront facing the
Piazzale Roma and take the red-and-white
crosswalk to the center of the square, where you'll see signs for ATVO
coaches to the Venice and Treviso airports. (A ticket machine is outside the
office, on the sidewalk.) Alternatively, you can buy tickets at the
newsstand near the buses, which is open every day except Sunday.
Board the bus for
Marco Polo Airport unless you're flying
on Ryanair, Transvia, Wizzair, Germanwings, or Air Arabia, which depart from
Treviso's Canova Airport. (See our
Treviso Airport buses
article if you're using one of those budget airlines.)
Be sure to
validate your ticket
before or immediately after boarding the ATVO coach. At the airport, you'll
find a stamping machine on the ticket machine by the bus stop; at the Piazzale Roma, stamp
your ticket in the machine behind the driver's seat unless the driver takes
your ticket and punches it for you outside the bus. (You do not
need to validate tickets that you ordered onlilne, since these are for
ATVO buses are generally reliable, but
it pays to have a backup plan--and money for a taxi--if the bus doesn't show
up. (Not long ago, our daughter and grandson had a 7 a.m. flight from Marco
Polo Airport, and the 5 a.m. bus from the Piazzale Roma failed to arrive.
Fortunately, there were a couple of taxis waiting in the Piazzale Roma
at that hour, so they managed to make their flight.)