Verona airport is also known as Villafranca or Valerio Catullo Airport. It is a very clean and modern airport located perfectly for anyone wishing to explore northern Italy including the delights Venice and nearby Lake Garda, the Dolomites and the South Tyrol area. It is a lovely airport to land in and because it is relatively small, collecting luggage and getting through the airport is relatively pain free, except at the very height of summer when you have people coming in droves to experience and explore the beauty of the surrounding area. Verona itself is about 13kms from the airport which is a 15 -20 minute drive and worth a visit in its own right.
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Verona is a super landing spot for travelling around North Italy; you can be in Venice, or South Tyrol, or up the Dolomites skiing or in Milan shopping all in less than an hour and a half. And the very best way to travel around this region is by rental car. There are great destinations for you to visit in and around Verona and also some amazing places a little further afield which are perfect for exploring in your airport rental car. There are six car rental providers who operate out of Verona airport for car rental, they include; Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Locauto and Sixt. Here at Car Booker, we compare all the prices they have on offer and ensure that you get the best price and the right car.
The city of Verona is a short 15-20 minute drive from the airport by car. If you are not renting a car in Verona airport, then you will need to have organized your transport in advance for onward journeys to Lake Garda or to the South Tyrol region. There are buses every 20 minutes from 5.30am to 11.35pm which run from Verona airport to the Verona train station. This costs about €6 per journey. For taxis, it will take 15-20 minutes and cost €20 to get to the city centre. The South Tyrol bus is about €50 per person and for those of you going to Lake Garda, then the cost will depend on where around the lake you are travelling to.
There is so much to see in and around Verona airport, no matter what time of the year. In summer, you have holidaymakers going to the lakes, soaking up the sun at the beautiful towns around Lake Garda such as, Lazise (30 minutes), Barldolino (30 minutes), Peschiera (25 minutes) and Riva (1 hour 5 minutes). For some city sightseeing, check out Verona (15 minutes), Venice (1 hour 25 minutes), Bolzano (2 hours) and Milan (1 hour 30 minutes). All Car Booker rental cars in Verona airport come with air conditioning as standard. For winter fun on the slopes you are only 2 hours from some of the best ski resorts in the Dolomites such as Levignio and Plan de Corones.