Venice Airport Marco Polo is the main international airport of Venice, Italy. It is located on the mainland, about 8 kilometers north of the city center. This is the fifth airport in Italy by the number of passengers. At a distance of about 30 kilometers from Venice, there is the airport of Trevisio, which also serves tourists heading to Venice.
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Marco Polo Airport is located near the sea shore, at a distance of about 8 kilometers (in a straight line) from Venice. The distance is approximately 13 kilometers by road. The airport was built in 1958 and completed in 1961. Marco Polo Airport served 9.6 million passengers in 2016.
You can see the location of the airport on the map of Venice.
The airport has one terminal. The existing terminal was opened in 2002.
The airport terminal has three floors. There is an arrival zone on the ground floor. A departure zone is on the second floor. On the third floor of the terminal, there are offices.
On the ground floor, there is also an information point for passengers, shops, cafes. Here you can buy tickets for public transport.
At a distance of about 30 kilometers from Venice, there is another airport, which also serves tourists arriving in Venice. The airport is located about 3 kilometers from the city of Trevesio. It is sometimes unofficially called Venice-Treviso (IATA code: TSF). The airport mainly serves low-cost airlines, such as Ryanair, Wizz Air and Pobeda.
Flights to airports in Venice are performed by many airlines from many airports in the world. You can find tickets at the best prices with the help of any air ticket search service or with the help of a favorable price calendar.
Often, tourists arrive in Italy via the airports of Rimini, Milan or Rome, and then come to Venice by rail (or by bus).
There are no hotels at Venice's Marco Polo Airport. If you have an extremely early flight, you can pick from several hotels nearby: the Courtyard by Marriott Venice Airport (4 stars), Annia Park Hotel Venice Airport (4 stars), Antony Hotel (4 stars), Best Western Titian Inn (3 stars), or the Hotel Gronda Luganare (2 stars).
A hotel shuttle will get you to the terminal in less time (and at considerably less cost) than a taxi ride from central Venice or Mestre.
A good strategy is also to choose a hotel in Venice near the Piazzale Roma, where the buses and taxis stop next to the historic center.
The airport is located 13 kilometers from Venice, 8 kilometers from Mestre and 47 kilometers from Padua. Venice can be reached by bus, taxi or water taxi from the airport. It is planned to build a railway station in the airport of Venice.
Piazzale Roma Square can be reached by bus routes 5 and 35 (ATVO Venezia Express) from the airport. There is also the railway station of Venice located (Venezia Santa Lucia).
Mestre area center can be reached by bus route 45.
Mestre train station can be reached by bus routes 15 and 25.
The center of Venice, as well as the islands of Lido and Murano can be reached by water buses (boats). Transport is provided by Alilaguna. The pier is located approximately 500 meters from the airport terminal. Turn left after exiting the terminal to get to the pier. Tickets can be bought in the airport arrival area, at the berth, or when boarding a boat.
Perhaps it will be more convenient for you to take a taxi. Taxi is the most convenient way to get from the airport to Venice, if you travel with children or you have a lot of luggage (a large suitcase).
You can book a taxi from the airport to Venice Piazzale Roma Square (or any other city in Italy) in the Internet, online. The driver will meet you in the airport arrival area.