Early-Morning Flights from
Where to spend your last night
For early-morning departures from Venice's Marco Polo Airport
we recommend any of these hotel
ZzzleepandGo is right inside Venice Marco Polo Airport's departures lobby.
In the morning, you can roll out of bed and into line at the check-in counter.
ZzzleepandGo "resting pod" in the
airport's departures area, next to check-in counter 139. The mini-rooms are
small (and designed for one person), but they're a big step up from sleeping
on a bench or the floor.
A hotel near the Piazzale Roma
in Venice's historic center, which will let you
walk quickly to ground transportation at dawn. From the Piazzale Roma, it's
only a 20-minute trip to Marco Polo Airport's front door by
airport bus, starting at 4:20 a.m. See
10 hotels near airport buses.
Best Western Hotel Bologna, the
Plaza, or the
Hotel Tritone in Mestre, on the mainland. These three hotels are right across the
street from the Mestre
Railroad Station. From the station, the inexpensive
ATVO "Fly Bus" has frequent
departures to Marco Polo Airport, and the journey takes only 17 minutes.
Best Western Titian Inn
Hotel & Residence, a three-star hotel within 900 meters (about 0.6 mile)
of the Venice Marco Polo Airport terminal. There's a shuttle for a small fee, you can park your rental car if
you have one, and a restaurant is nearby. Other hotels in the vicinity
Park Hotel Venice Airport (4 stars, shuttle),
Courtyard by Marriott Venice Airport (4 stars, shuttle),
Antony Hotel (4 stars, shuttle), and the
Gronda Luganare (2 stars, public bus to airport).
Other good choices that aren't too far from the airport include
Agriturismo Il Melograno,
B&B Airport Venice Diego 2, and
La Noghera. (These are most practical if you're going to the airport by rental car.)
If you're a little more adventurous and are willing to pay
close attention to the Alilaguna boat timetable, another possibility is also
How to reach the airport quickly
from the city
A hotel on the glassmaking island of
Murano, which is
half an hour from Marco Polo Airport by Alilaguna airport boat.
Again, you have several convenient choices:
ATVO airport bus from the Piazzale Roma. The blue
express coaches normally start running at 4:20 a.m. and take 20 minutes to
reach the airport departure terminal.
A car taxi from the Piazzale Roma.
Plan on spending at least €50. The trip will take 15-20 minutes, depending
A water taxi from your hotel, which
shouldn't take more than 20-25 minutes but will cost €120 or more. (However,
you'll need to walk from the pier to the terminal when you reach the
airport, which can take 10 minutes or so.)
For early departures, we do not recommend the
Alilaguna airport boat,
because the trip will take longer than a bus, car taxi, or water taxi, and you'll waste
valuable time walking from the Alilaguna and water taxi piers to the terminal after you reach the airport.
(Exception: If you're staying on
Murano, the airport boat is worth considering.)
We also do not recommend relying on a vaporetto (water bus) to reach the Piazzale Roma if you're leaving at the crack of
dawn. You'll save yourself hassle and worry by staying near the airport or
the Piazzale Roma. (If your departure is at a more reasonable hour, you can
stay anywhere and take the Alilaguna airport boat
to Marco Polo Airport.)
If you're departing
from Treviso Airport, which is about 25 km or 16 miles from Venice, you can book
a hotel near the Piazzale
Roma and catch the Treviso
airport bus, or you might want to spend the night in Treviso's
attractive town center (for example, at the
Hotel Continental) and take a taxi or local bus to the airport.
(See more Treviso hotel listings.)
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