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About Venice Marco Polo Airport (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.

Information:

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.

Website:

http://www.veniceairport.it

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.

Transfer between terminals:

A free shuttle runs between the terminal, the docks (for water taxis) and various car parks.

Airport Info

Code:
VCE
Address:

Viale Galileo Galilei 30/1
Tessera-Venezia
30173
Location:

Venice Marco Polo Airport is located 12.4km (7.7 miles) from Venice by road, 10km (6.2 miles) by water.

No. of terminals:
1
Telephone:

+39 04 1260 9260

Public Transport

Public transport road:

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: €8). The ATVO Fly Bus (tel: +39 04 215 944; www.atvo.it) also links the airport to the centre (journey time: 50 minutes; fare: €8).

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.

Public transport rail:

Rail:Venice-Mestre railway station (www.rfi.it) is connected to the airport by the ATVO Fly Bus (tel: +39 04 215 944; www.atvo.it) and the ACTV bus 15 (tel: +39 04 1272 2111; www.actv.it). Trains connect to numerous destinations in Italy and further afield.

Public transport water:

Water:Alilaguna (tel: +39 04 1240 1715; www.venicelink.com) operates water taxi services between the airport docks and Venice, Murano, Burano, and Lido (journey time to Venice: 75 minutes; fare: €15). A 24-hour motorboat service is available from Consorzio Motoscafi Venezia (tel: +39 04 1240 6712 Mon-Fri/ +39 04 1522 2303 Sat-Sun; www.motoscafivenezia.it).

Terminal facilities

Money:

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

Food:

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.

Shopping:

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.

Luggage:

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.

Other:

Other facilities available at Venice Marco Polo Airport include a first aid service (tel: +39 04 1260 5385), a nursery and a prayer room.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

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.

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 both long- and short-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).

Car rental:

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.