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.
ABOVE: ATVO airport coaches arrive and depart at Venice's
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.
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.
Buses to Venice-Mestre Railroad Station
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
If you're on a Ryanair or Wizz Air flight to or from
Treviso Canova Airport (TSF), see our
Treviso Airport Bus to Venice
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
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.
ATVO "Venezia Express" to Piazzale Roma
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