Venice is served more or less by two airports, mainly from
the city’s main and largest, Venice Marco Polo airport,
and by the smaller Treviso (San Giuseppe) airport.
Marco Polo is approximately 12km from the city, on the
mainland, and onward travel is provided either by boat or
bus, on the relatively cheap side, to your hotel or by land
taxi or water taxi at increasingly high prices. The ferry
(Alilaguna) to Venice from the airport will be slightly
more expensive than the bus but will be a far more scenic
and exhilarating trip and is also more likely to get you
a lot closer to your hotel. The ferry and bus terminals
are clearly signposted at Marco Polo airport but make sure
you get the right one for your hotel stop!
The bus will be the cheapest option but remember that all
land services terminate at Piazzale Roma so unless your
hotel is in easy proximity to here, you may want to consider
getting the ferry directly from the airport as that’s
what you’ll end up doing from Piazzale Roma anyway
- and carrying heavy suitcases through Venice’ alleyways
and over its bridges is an experience you will definitely
want to avoid.
Treviso airport is the main route used by Easyjet though
therefore you may find this is your arrival point when travelling
to Venice. This smaller airport is situated approximately
30km from Venice with regular buses departing for Piazzale
Roma. The journey should normal take between an hour to
an hour and a half, depending on traffic or route, but is
generally considered reasonably cheap, efficient and simple.
Did you Know?!?
Venice Marco Polo airport is named after the famous Venetian
explorer and trader of the 13th and 14th centuries and whose
house can still be viewed in the city.