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Ryanair, one of several European low-cost airlines, has flights that connect Venice with London (Stansted), Liverpool (John Lennon), Brussels (Charlerol), Hahn (90 km from Frankfurt), and Girona (an airport on the Costa Brava, 110 km from Barcelona).
At least, that's what the timetable suggests: In reality, the airline uses Treviso Airport, (TSF), which is about 26 km or 16 miles from Venice, or considerably farther away than Venice's own Marco Polo Airport. (Another budget carrier, Wizz Air, also uses Treviso Airport.)
If you're headed for Venice from Treviso Airport, the easiest--and cheapest--way to get there is to take the connecting coach service. Bus times coincide with flight arrivals and departures, and the fare is much cheaper than a taxi. (It's also far less expensive than a private car with driver, which could cost more than your airline ticket.)
Two bus companies offer frequent scheduled service between TSF and Venice's Piazzale Roma with intermediate stops in Mestre, on the Venetian mainland. Buses are modern air-conditioned coaches with ground-level baggage compartments.
ATVO buses require 70 minutes to cover the distance between TSF and Venice's Piazzale Roma, or 55 minutes to the Mestre railroad station.
At Treviso Airport, buy your ticket from an ATVO ticket machine or at the ATVO counter for €12 one-way or €22 roundtrip.
At Venice's Piazzale Roma, buy your ticket at the ATVO "Venezia Air Terminal" office on the northern side of the square.
Stamp your ticket in the yellow validation machine at the bus stop or on board the bus.
You can also order ATVO tickets online with a a discount for two or more tickets. (These must be reserved for specific dates. Print out the PDF ticket receipt and show it to the ATVO staff or driver when boarding.)
For more information, see the ATVO Web site's Treviso Airport Bus Express page.
Barzi takes 40 minutes to cover the distance between TSF and Venice, with a single stop in Mestre. (Unfortunately, Barzi's Venice stop has been moved from Piazzale Roma to the less convenient parking island of Tronchetto.)
At the airport, buy your ticket at the Barzi desk or on the bus. The fare is €12 one-way or €22 roundtrip. (Return tickets are valid for 10 days.)
In Venice, buy your ticket at the Prevedello newsstand near the(the large modern glass bridge at Piazzale Roma), at the Eurolines ticket office by the People Mover stop on Tronchetto, or on the bus.
You can also order tickets online.
In Mestre, Barzi buses stop by the Plaza Hotel, which is directly across from the Mestre Railroad Station.
The company also runs a bus from Treviso Airport to Venice Marco Polo Airport with a stop at Treviso's train station.
For more information, including timetables, see Barzi Bus Service's Airport page.
Mobilità di Marca: Urbano Treviso
Use the city bus if you're planning to stay in Treviso. From the airport, catch the No. 6 bus in the direction of Stazione FS, a.k.a. the Treviso Railroad Station (which is on the edge of the city center).
TSF is a tiny airport, but it does have a bilingual Web site.
Treviso Hotels on our main site
This page lists hotels where you can stay if you have an early flight out of Treviso Airport.
Venice Transportation Index
Read our smartphone-friendly articles on how to get around the city by water buses, water taxis, gondolas, and other means.
Photos 1 and 2: ATVO.
Photo 3: Barzi Bus Service.
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