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Hi there! I'll tell you about how to go from the airport to Venice! Venice Italy uses two airports nearby. Named: Treviso Airport and Marco Polo Airport. Which airport is yours?
You didn't know that, right? Or perhaps somebody informed you about how to get to Venice from the airport! Well, you're in the right place... Welcome.
If you fly with a low-budget airline you probably will arrive at Treviso Airport. Please scroll down or read how to transfer from Treviso Airport to Venice.
I often use both, so continue reading to choose your favorite way to Venice... And when you are a well-experienced traveler to Venice, make contributions to my site at the bottom of this page...
Questions on my site are about how to get from Mestre to Venice. Visitors have their hotel in Mestre. A hotel outside Venice is not a bad idea, because the transport connections to Venice are good. But, we are here to learn how to get from the airport to Venice. So let's continue with Marco Polo Airport!
How to get...
Marco Polo Airport is used by the larger airlines, such as KLM. The airport is 6 miles from Venice. Most times I go to Venice is with a KLM plane. And quite a few are going from Amsterdam. In terms of price, they are around EUR 99 per ticket. Here you can book KLM tickets directly to Venice.
From airport to Venice you can take the Alilaguna line. This ferry you can use between Marco Polo Airport and Venice. From the Airport to Venice by Alilaguna boat is fun! 10 minutes walk from the terminal to the pier. Direction signs will show you the way.
The Alilaguna boat instance stops at Lido, near the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square in Venice. Until midnight it is possible to get from the airport to Venice with this 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, -. It takes between 45 and 90 minutes to arrive at most destinations.
The water taxis leave from the same dock where the Alilaguna boats also go. A water taxi to Venice costs between € 110,- - € 250,-. You can also book a Taxi to Venice in advance. You will pay such a price per group, but you often discover many more activities via Getyourguide.
Another opportunity is to share a water taxi from EUR 32 per person up to a maximum of eight people and ten suitcases/bags here. You can find this (sharing) departure point at the far left of the quay.
The cheapest way to get the airport to Venice is the bus; shuttle service with ATVO buses. Click 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. 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 bus option is the cheapest. This option is the Aerobus no. 5. This bus-service is operated by ACTV the public transport carrier around Venice. Pay attention! Taking large suitcases onto the bus is not always aloud. The ticket costs are about € 8.
Book the card in advance? If your hotel is in Venice or you are only there for a day, you will walk a lot! Check my page about all transport in Venice > In all other cases I do recommend the OV card.
The Tourist Travel Card is a day pass that allows you to use public transportation in Venice freely. In Venice, it gives access to all boats (vaporetto), the tram to Mestre (and vice versa) and also most of the public transport buses from ACTV around Venice. The Travelcard is also valid on Lido and in Mestre, both on the bus and on the vaporetto boats.
** You cannot use the Travelcard for the Alilaguna and the above bus services. The Travel Card is not valid on ATVO buses and also not in the ACTV buses to and from the airport.
From the airport, in Treviso (TSF) the best is to take the ATVO shuttle buses. They leave every 45 minutes to Venice (26 miles). This transfer takes more than one hour to get in Venice or Mestre (55 minutes). 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.
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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.
What do you do when your hotel is in the city of Mestre. The town is very close to Venice Italy. How do you get from Airport to Mestre?
Sure, there are other options to make your transfer from the airport. Like a regular Taxi from Airport to Venice. It costs around € 100, - from Treviso airport. So, that's too expensive. Let's try to make this cheaper via my friends at Cheaptaxis. It's less costly than all the other taxi transfers! And you will have a pre-booked an arranged price. Your taxi will wait for you in front of the terminal. This comfortable ride is a lovely way to arrive in Venice!
If you don't use Cheaptaxis, 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…
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