Getting from Airport to Venice. Cheapest way?
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Want to get the best transfer options and quickest water, bus, or taxi service from airport to Venice, Italy? I will tell you everything. 

The cheapest way to get from the airport is by bus. But, essential to know is that Venice Italy uses two airports nearby. Named: Treviso Airport and Marco Polo Airport. Which airport is yours? 

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You didn't know that, right? Or perhaps somebody informed you about how to get from the airport to the heart of the city! Well, you're in the right place... Welcome. 

I often use both, so continue reading to get the best way to Venice from the airport... And when you are a well-experienced traveler to Venice, make contributions to my site at the bottom of this page... 

Are you going for the first time from airport to Venice? Read this page and other sections with a lot of information about Venice.

If you fly with a low-budget airline, you probably will arrive at Treviso Airport. Read this section if you have to get from Treviso Airport (TSF) to Venice. 

Look at this map. Treviso airport has a distance of 26 miles (35km) to Venice. Marco Polo airport is much closer.  

How to get...

...From Marco Polo Airport to Venice?

Marco Polo Airport is used by the larger airlines, such as KLM. The airport is 6 miles from Venice. Most travels I fly to Venice with a KLM flight, with the best service and flight schedule during day time. And quite a few trips are going from Amsterdam. In terms of price, they are around EUR 99 per ticket. Here you can book tickets directly to Venice.

From airport to Venice signs

There is a boat ferry from Marco Polo Airport to Venice. This is the Alilaguna line and is a fast transfer service from airport to Venice. The Alilaguna boat is fun! 10 minutes walk from the terminal to the pier. Direction signs will show you the way, so you don't have to worry about to get lost.  

The Alilaguna boat will have stops at Lido, a stop near the Rialto Bridge, and a stop at St. Mark's Square in Venice. Until midnight it is possible to get from the airport to Venice with this boat service.

Please be aware, taking the Alilaguna line can be quite expensive. A return ticket on the Alilaguna boat costs € 27, -, a single ticket € 15, -. Check out the current prices. It takes between 45 and 90 minutes to arrive at most destinations.

From Airport to Venice AlilagunaThis is a small Alilaguna boat to Venice

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The water taxis leave from the same dock where the Alilaguna boats also go. A water taxi to Venice costs between € 110,- - € 250,-. A real gap between the prices. You can also book a Taxi to Venice in advance, and you know the price upfront. You will pay the cost per group. 

I did one time another option. This option is to share a water taxi from EUR 32 per person up to a maximum of eight people and ten suitcases/bags. You can find this (sharing) departure point at the far left of the quay. A water taxi is the quickest way to getting you from airport to Venice. 

From Airport to Venice BusFront of the Aerobus no. 5 towards Venice

The cheapest way to get from airport to Venice is the bus: Shuttle service with ATVO busesClick here if you want to buy tickets online for the ATVO Bus from Marco Polo airport. 

Every 30 minutes, they are driving from the airport via Mestre to Piazzale Roma in Venice. The journey takes 25 minutes and costs about € 15, - for a return ticket and a one-way ticket € 8,-. The ticket includes large luggage.

Another cheap bus option. This option is the Aerobus no. 5This bus service is operated by ACTV, the public transport carrier around Venice. Take Aerobus from airport to Venice. Pay attention! Taking large suitcases onto the bus is not allowed. The ticket costs are about € 8.

Aerobus from Airport to veniceThe Aerobus no. 5 from airport to Venice

The 'auto taxi': The fastest and most comfortable solution is an airport taxi to Venice from Marco Polo Airport. You can book these in advance and when you arrive the taxi will be waiting for you. The same applies if you want to arrive at the airport in the UK or the US. Make yourself comfortable and start your journey well. In any case, I liked it. I use TaxiTender to reserve a taxi. They have reliable taxi companies as partners and have cheap taxi deals. You will never lose more than the agreed pre-reserved price for the ride.

Okay,,, you have useful information about...

Getting from Airport to Venice... But, also a Discount card to travel by public transport? Buy a ticket in advance?

You can buy in advance day passes to use public transport in- and around Venice. Also on the vaporetto boat service in Venice. The card is called a Tourist Travel Card. Check my page about all transport in Venice > 

The Tourist Travel Card is a day pass that allows you to use public transportation in Venice. In Venice, it gives access to all boats (vaporetto), the tram to Mestre (and vice versa), and most public transport buses from ACTV around Venice. The Tourist Travel Card is also valid on Lido and in Mestre, both on the bus and on the vaporetto boats.

Be aware. You will be walking a lot in Venice. Specially when your hotel is in Venice itself or you will be in Venice only for one day. On the other hand, it is very convenient to have a Tourist Travel Card. 

**You cannot use the Travelcard for the Alilaguna. The Travel Card is not valid on ATVO buses and also not in the ACTV buses to and from the airport.

Tip! Use more than 3 times the Tourist Travel Card, and save on your budget! 

Tourist Travel Card

1 Ticket to use the vaporetto boat € 7.50 (75 minutes).

Buy the Tourist Travel Card online

  • € 20,00 - 1 DAY TRAVELCARD
  • € 30,00 - 2 DAYS TRAVELCARD
  • € 40,00 - 3 DAYS TRAVELCARD
  • € 60,00 - 7 DAYS TRAVELCARD
purchase tickets at a machine in VeniceThe ticket machine on Treviso Airport, Marco Polo Airport, in Mestre and in Venice!

For the Alilaguna boat - and the bus-services from the airport, you can not use the Travel Card. The Travel Card gives access to all boats (vaporetto) in and around Venice, the tram to Mestre (vice versa), and most public transport buses of ACTV around Venice. You can also use the travel card on the island of Lido. Validate this coupon in the ticket machine first.

Getting From Airport 'Treviso' to Venice 

Here are the options Treviso from Airport to Venice:

From the airport, in Treviso (TSF), the best is to take the ATVO shuttle buses. It is the cheapest option and the best. They leave every 45 minutes to Venice (26 miles). This transfer takes more than one hour to get to Venice. Buy your ATVO tickets from Treviso Airport here. And yes, I used this bus quite often. Relax though. Air conditioning and you can store a lot of luggage. It is still a long drive, but comfortable.

A return costs EUR 22. A single ticket costs EUR 12. Prices include luggage. The journey takes approximately 75 minutes. The buses leave in front of Treviso Airport. You can't miss it. You can buy bus tickets on the bus or at the ticket machine/counter on the side of terminal 1. Read the review and the questions about this trip (Blog) Treviso airport to Venice >

Treviso Airport to VeniceThe ATVO-shuttle bus from Airport to Venice

The most expensive option is to rent a car from airport to Venice. By car from Treviso Airport to Venice, it is about 45 minutes. You may be able to return the rented car in Venice. Take a look at my page about car rental in Venice >

By (car) Taxi; You cannot take a boat (taxi) from Treviso;). Nowadays, from Treviso Airport, I prefer to book a cheap taxi, which is ready for me when I arrive at Treviso. This is in place of the ATVO shuttle bus. It is certainly not as expensive as you think. Especially if you know that you otherwise still have to travel by bus for 1.5 hours to arrive in Venice. I only do this when there are two of us. The taxi cost is about EUR 70. I always book the taxi with the best price via TaxiTender, ideal, it is cheaper! And you have a pre-agreed amount.

If you don't use TaxiTender, Taxis are available in front of the arrivals. Be careful, because it is crucial to agree on the fare before you get in the taxi. One time I just got in.. My check was unexpectedly high, of course, I was angry, but he didn’t change his mind… mmmm. So.. Be careful…

The train from Treviso to Venice. What did I do my first time at Treviso Airport? Most tourists take the bus from the airport to Venice. But I made an adventurous route. For this, you have to take bus number 6 to the Treviso train station. See the departure times for bus line 6 > The total cost of the city bus '6' and the train to arrive in Venice is approximately EUR 15 p.p.

But what if your hotel is in the city of Mestre? That's why it's good to read how to...

...Get from airport to the city of Mestre (near Venice)

Many people find their hotel in Mestre or in another place near the city of Mestre. So you're really not the only one. Everything in the region is focused on making the transfer as easy as possible to find your way from Mestre to Venice. But how do you get from the airport to your hotel in Mestre?

Now there are many answers in the stories and contributions on this website. But I do advise you two options to travel from Marco Polo to Mestre. Therefore read from Airport to Mestre >

Then there is another place near Venice where you would love to have a hotel...

...Getting from Airport to Lido (island near Venice)

On my contact page I often questions about how to get from Airport to Lido; How do you get from airport to the island Lido if you have a hotel over there? I can inform you exactly what to do. For example; We are going from Marco Polo Airport to Lido in October. How can we get there? And what is the most advantageous?

Last but not least: Tell your own story, your experience or share your personal opinion... Other visitors are thrilled to read the story of real people who have been there. Take your chance and share how to reach Venice from the Airport!


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