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Venice Airport Buses

How to take public ground transportation from Marco Polo Airport (VCE) to Venice's historic center, using an ATVO coach or ACTV city bus. You'll arrive at Piazzale Roma, the gateway to Venice's historic center.

atvo buses at piazzale roma

ABOVE: ATVO airport coaches arrive and depart at Venice's Piazzale Roma.

Airport bus options:

Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE) 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. "Venezia Express" coaches run nonstop between VCE and Piazzale Roma. See page 2 of this article for information, photos, and Web links.

  • ACTV, the Venice public-transit agency, operates the Line 5 "Aerobus" from VCE to Piazzale Roma, with local stops along the two-lane road from Mestre. See page 3 of this article for details.

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Buses to Venice-Mestre Railroad Station

Both 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

Treviso Airport Bus sign in Piazzale Roma.

  • If you're on a Ryanair or Wizz Air flight to or from Treviso Canova Airport (TSF), see our  Treviso Airport Bus to Venice article.

  • 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 or cruise, look for your guide or a greeter in the arrivals terminal as you leave customs. Or follow the instructions that you were given with your tour materials.

  • ATVO operates buses to the Lido di Jesolo, Caorle, Aviano, and other towns in the region. These depart from a pedestrian island outside the D doors of Marco Polo Airport's arrivals level, near the Venezia Piazzale Roma and Mestre airport buses. For more information, see the ATVO Web links on page 2.

Next Page: ATVO "Venezia Express" to Piazzale Roma

In this article:
Venice Airport Buses - Introduction
ATVO "Venezia Express" to Piazzale Roma
ACTV No. 5 "Aerobus" to Piazzale Roma

Related articles:
10 Venice Hotels Closest to Airport Buses
Mestre Airport Buses
Treviso Airport Buses (Ryanair, etc.)

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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