If you are flying to Venice there are two airports close by; Venice Marco Polo airport and Venice Treviso airport. Treviso is further away, it is 20kms from the city of Venice and it is actually located in Treviso province, it is mainly used by tourists availing of low cost airline deals from Ryanair. The main airport in Venice Marco Polo airport and it located only 8kms from the city. It has one large main terminal spread out over three floors with arrivals on the ground floor and departures on the first floor. This main terminal is new and was opened in 2002 and has already reached its full capacity of 8million passengers a year, with a large percentage of these coming from North America and the Middle East. Because the airport is always busy, we recommend having any onward travel or transport organised in advance so you can enjoy a more pleasant trip and avoid unnecessary stress
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Venice is world famous for being a pedestrian city and a city of canals, so you may find it surprising that car hire is still very popular from Venice Marco Polo airport. Many people visit Venice as day trip or maybe an overnight and then use their hire car to explore the north of Italy or go into nearby Croatia. There is a good choice of car hire provider in Marco Polo airport, and Car Booker compares all their prices, car hire deals and discounts, and we pick the very best offers and deals for you. Then you can pick the hire car that best suits your needs. We save our customers up to 30% on car hire in Marco Polo airport simply by comparing providers. So to make real savings on car hire in Venice on brands like Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Firefly, Locauto and Sixt, compare and book right here. For the very cheapest car hire prices in Marco Polo airport we recommend booking up to six weeks in advance, however, if you are nearer your pick up time, don’t worry, we will still find you a great deal.
Travelling from Marco Polo airport to Venice city you can go by bus or by watertaxi. There are two bus types, there is Actv public bus but this has no space for luggage, or you can get the Express Coach (ATVO bus) which does take luggage. Getting into the city takes about 20 minutes and there are two routes depending on where you want to get to; Piazzale Roma (line 5) or Mestre (line 15). Water Taxis go from the airport to the city and it is definitely the way to go if you want to arrive in style. Costs can vary depending on your group size, the taxi can cost anything from €30 per person upward, and sometimes you can get a 10% discount from that price. The company name we see cropping up again and again is Consorzio Motoscafi. To get public transport to somewhere other than Venice, then you can get to the train station and there are trains to all major cities in Italy, just beware when you are looking at the prices as some of them include various sleeping options.
In Venice don’t miss the Piazza San Marco with its beautiful Basilica, the Doge Palace and the Grand Canal. Be sure in Venice you give yourself a little time to wander and get lost on the small streets, eat and drink like a local in a little café or bar, have a spritzer, the local specialty is a Veneziano made from Prosecco and Aperol. Outside the city of Venice, you have so many choices of wonderful places to visit including the beach town of Jesolo only 45 minutes away in your hire car, or Verona and Lake Garda are only 1 ½ hours away, or Bologna also 1 ½ hours away or a little further to Milan or Florence which are only 2 ½ hours away. Or cross over the border into Croatia and visit Zagreb in only 3 ½ hours from Venice.