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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 Airport.

Alilaguna airport boats at Fondamente Nove in Venice, Italy.

ABOVE: Alilaguna airport boats offer frequent service between Venice's Marco Polo International Airport and the city center.

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.

Click the 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 apartment.)

Please note:

  • 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

ATVO Venezia Express airport bus, Venice

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 Land Taxis.

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 our Water Taxis article if you want direct (and expensive) service to a landing point near your hotel.

Venice Marco Polo Airport
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 your options.

Treviso Airport

Treviso Airport bus and sign.

Treviso-Venice Airport Buses
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 departing flights.

Also see:

Venice Hotel 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 photo.Durant Imboden has written about Venice, Italy since 1996. He covered Venice and European travel at for 4-1/2 years before launching Europe for Visitors (including Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl Imboden in 2001.

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