Venice Marco Polo Airport Guide (VCE)
The nearest airport to Venice in northeast Italy, Venice Marco Polo Airport is named after Italian explorer Marco Polo, who was born in the city. Our Venice Marco Polo Airport guide includes contact details, as well as information regarding terminal facilities, public transport routes and nearby accommodation options.
The airport and flight information desk (tel: +39 04 1260 9260) in Arrivals can provide information on the airport’s services and facilities. A Venice Tourist Information office (tel: +39 04 1529 8711), also in Arrivals, has details of attractions, tours and accommodation in the city.
A free shuttle runs between the terminal, the docks (for water taxis) and various car parks.
Venice Marco Polo Airport is 15 minutes from the Venice/Mestre A57 motorway exit. If arriving from Venice, take Ponte della Libertà westwards and turn onto the northbound SS14 road towards Trieste. From here, follow signs for the airport.
Bus:There are scheduled ACTV bus services to Padua, Mestre and Venice (tel: +39 04 1272 2111; www.actv.it). Bus 5 runs to Piazzale Roma square in the city (journey time: 20 minutes; fare: €6). The ATVO Fly Bus (tel: +39 04 215 944; www.atvo.it) also links the airport to the centre (journey time: 50 minutes; fare: €7).
Taxi:Taxis to Venice city centre are available from Radiotaxi (tel: +39 04 15964; www.radiotaxivenezia.com). Taxis to Padua, and shared taxis are also available.
Water:Alilaguna (tel: +39 04 1240 1715; www.venicelink.com) operates water taxi services between the airport docks and Venice, Murano and Lido (journey time to Venice: 75 minutes; fare: €15). A 24-hour motorboat service is available from Consorzio Motoscafi Venezia (tel: +39 04 1522 2303; www.motoscafivenezia.it).
Paid-for Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Venice Marco Polo Airport, along with a number of fixed internet kiosks. There is a post office, which also provides currency exchange and fax services, in the public area on the ground floor.
There is a small selection of bars, cafés and restaurants at Venice Marco Polo Airport. Among the options are traditional Italian espresso bars and a self-service restaurant.
Most of the shops at the airport are located in Departures and include duty-free for travellers leaving the EU. Items on offer include fashion and giftware, along with local food and drink products.
Left-luggage facilities (tel: +39 04 1260 5043) are located in the public area. A lost property office (tel: +39 04 1260 9222) can be found in Arrivals. Porters and luggage transport services (tel: +39 04 171 3719) are also available.
The Travelex Business Centre (tel: +39 04 1269 8191; www.travelex.it) on the second floor has meeting rooms and conference halls, as well as individual workstations, secretarial support and translation services. There are also VIP lounges on the same floor, with telephone, video, projector and fax facilities.
There are long-term car parks and open-air car parks next to the old terminal. In addition, there are two more large open-air long-term car parks at the airport, located a short distance from the terminal. The short-term car park is located directly opposite the airport terminal. Parking can be booked in advance via the airport website. Contact the parking office for more information (tel: +39 04 1260 3060).
International car hire companies represented at the airport include: Auto Europa, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore and Sixt, along with a number of local operators. These operators each have desks in the arrivals area.