Venice Airport Transportation
How to reach your hotel or apartment by
bus, boat, land taxi, or water taxi from Venice Marco Polo Airport or Treviso
ABOVE: Alilaguna airport boats offer
frequent service between Venice's Marco Polo International Airport and the city
Venice, Italy has
become a major airline gateway to Italy, thanks to budget carriers such as
Ryanair and nonstop transatlantic flights by Delta and American. If you're
arriving by air, you have several options for getting into the city.
links under each airport's name below for information on Venice airport ground transportation.
(Your choice of transport may be dictated by the location of your hotel or
Most major carriers and some budget airlines use
Venice Marco Polo International Airport, which is located in Tessera, just 6 km (4 miles)
from the historic center.
Ryanair and Wizzair also use the much
smaller Treviso Airport, which
is 25 km or 16 miles from Venice. (The choice of airport varies by flight.)
If you have an early flight, see our
Venice Airport Hotels article for
listings of hotels that are convenient to airport ground transportation.
For information on vaporetti, traghetti, and other local
transport, see our index of Venice transportation articles.
If you prefer taxis to public transportation, you can easily
grab a land taxi (€40) or a water taxi (€120 and up)
at Venice Marco Polo Airport. Be aware that land taxis go only as far as the
Piazzale Roma on the edge of Venice's
historic center, while water taxis aren't able to reach all hotels.
Marco Polo International Airport
Venice Airport Buses
Here's how to take an ATVO coach or ACTV city bus from Venice's Marco Polo
International Airport to the Piazzale Roma. Also see
Mestre Airport Buses and
Alilaguna Airport Boat
Henry James said Venice was best approached by sea. You can follow
his advice for the price of a local boat ticket. Also see
Water Taxis article if you want direct (and
expensive) service to a landing point near your hotel.
Venice Marco Polo
VCE is a major international airport with flights to cities on four continents. Here's what
you need to know before arriving at (or departing from) the airport.
Venice Marco Polo
Airport to Venezia Santa Lucia RR Station or
Venezia Santa Lucia RR
Station to Venice Marco Polo Airport
If you need to get from the
airport to the train station (or vice versa), click one of these links for
As we mentioned above, some Ryanair and Wizzair flights use Treviso Airport,
which is 25 km or 16 miles from Venice. Special coaches serve passengers on arriving or
Directions: Hotels near Alilaguna Airport Boat Stops
Most of our
featured hotels are no more than one small bridge away from an Alilaguna boat
stop--and some are right next to the pier.
About the author:
Durant Imboden has
written about Venice, Italy since 1996.
He covered Venice and European travel at About.com for 4-1/2 years before launching
Europe for Visitors (including
Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl
Imboden in 2001.
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