Venice Marco Polo Airport Guide (VCE)

Airport info
Code: VCE
Viale G Galilei 30/1, 30173 Tessera-Venezia, Italy

Venice Marco Polo Airport is located 12km (7.5 miles) from Venice by road, 10km (6 miles) by water.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +39
04 1260 6111.
Timezone: GMT ++01:00
Venice Marco Polo Airport map

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 details of airport facilities, as well as information on how to get there and where to stay nearby.


The airport and flight information desk (tel: (04) 1260 9260) in Arrivals can provide information on the airport’s services and facilities. A Venice Tourist Information office (tel: (04) 1541 5887), also in Arrivals, has details of attractions, tours and accommodation in the city.

Transfer between terminals

A free shuttle runs between the terminal, the docks and various car parks.

Driving directions

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.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail: Venice-Mestre railway station ( is connected to the airport by the ATVO Fly Bus (tel: 04 2138 3672; and the ACTV bus 15 (tel: 04 1272 2111;

Public transport road

Bus: There are scheduled ACTV (tel: 04 1272 2111; bus services to Padua, Mestre and Venice. Bus 5 runs to Piazzale Roma square in the city (journey time: 20 minutes; fare: €6). The ATVO Fly Bus (tel: 04 2138 3672; also links the airport to the centre (journey time: 50 minutes; fare: €7).

Taxi: Taxis are available from Radiotaxi (tel: 04 1595 2080; Taxis to Padua and shared taxis area also available.

Public transport water

Water: Alilaguna (tel: 04 1240 1715; 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: 04 1522 2303;

Terminal facilities


Bureaux de change, banks and 24-hour ATMs are located within the terminal building.


There is a post office, which also provides currency exchange and fax services, in the public area on the ground floor. Wi-Fi internet access is available and there are also internet kiosks.


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: 04 171 3719) are located in the public area. A lost property office (tel: 04 1260 9222) can be found in Arrivals.


Other facilities at Venice Marco Polo Airport include a first aid service (tel: 04 1260 5385), a nursery and a prayer room.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The Travelex Business Centre (tel: 04 1269 8191) 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.

Disabled facilities

The terminal is equipped with ramps and lifts that provide access to all areas. Wheelchairs are available for disabled travellers on request. Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.

Car parking

There are long-term car parks and open-air car parks next to the old terminal. In addition, there are two other large open-air long-term car parks at the airport, which are a short distance from the terminal. The short-term car park is located directly opposite the airport terminal. Parking can be booked via the airport website (tel: 41 260 3060).

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at the airport include: Auto Europa, Avis, Budget, Easy Car, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, Sixt and Thrifty. These operators each have desks in the arrivals area.


There are no on-site hotels at Venice Marco Polo Airport, but there are a number nearby. The majority of hotels, however, can be found in the city centre. A hotel reservation service is available in Arrivals. Our Venice Marco Polo Airport guide includes the following options:

Parkhotel Annia

41 541 5200.

Set in pretty gardens a short distance from Venice Marco Polo Airport, the 4-star Parkhotel Annia offers contemporary décor in traditional surrounds. A 24-hour airport transfer is available to guests, who can also make use of the on-site restaurant, free Wi-Fi access and complimentary parking.

Courtyard Venice Airport

04 1541 6567.

Just 900m (1000 yards) from Venice Marco Polo Airport, Courtyard Venice Airport runs complimentary shuttles to and from the terminal. The hotel has meeting rooms and a fitness suite. Italian fare is served in the hotel’s Da Mario restaurant.

Hotel Titan Inn

41 541 6846.

Linked to the nearby airport by a shuttle bus, Hotel Titan Inn offers 3-star accommodation and features a terrace and Wi-Fi internet access. There is no on-site restaurant; however, a pizzeria is a short walk from the hotel.

Via Orlanda 240/244, 30173 Venice, Italy

Hotel Venice Resort

41 541 6826.

Boasting a business centre, bar and garden, Hotel Venice Resort is in the nearby village of Tessera. Airport transfers are available on request.