Airport Buses Venice (Marco Polo Airport Shuttle Buses)

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This page is about airport buses to and from Marco Polo Airport, the big airport of Venice. If your airport ist the smaller and second airport of Venice Treviso Airport, you find all information about airport buses on this page.

The bus is the best, fastest and cheapest way to get from Venice Marco Polo Airport to the old town of Venice. There are frequent buses to downtown Venice as well as to Mestre and other places such as Lido di Jesolo. Mestre is the district of Venice, which lies opposite the main island with the city centre on the mainland. In Mestre are  many tourist-hotels.

The airport buses stop in front of the exit of the airport, it is well signposted and very easy to find. A ticket must be bought in advance. The bus driver does not sell tickets. You can buy the tickets to the city and Mestre at a counter in the airport. A single trip costs 8 euros.

Our tip: Buy tickets for the airport bus beforehand

Buying an online-ticket for the Airport Shuttle Bus has advantages. You do not have to look for the ticket-counter, you have no problems with the foreign language and you do not have to wait in long queues. We always buy the tickets for the airport bus at home on the Internet before the trip. This online-tickets cost just as much as at the ticket-counter in the airport (8 euros one way, 15 euros return in the year 2019). With an online tickets you are not bound to a certain bus, the tickets can be canceled up to one day before the journey free of charge. Express Buses to Venice and Mestre run several times an hour during the day. In Venice these buses to and from the airport are called "Airport Shuttle Buses".

>>>>>>   On this link you get more information and you can buy the tickets

The operator of public buses to and from Venice Airport is ATVO. The buses are punctual and modern, e.g. with free Wi-Fi. For us the trip from the airport to the city is always a good opportunity to check emails, Facebook, etc. on the phone after the flight. There are many express buses to Venice and Mestre. The bus journey from Marco Polo airport to Venice is around 20 minutes, to Mestre it is a bit less, depending on the traffic. A ticket costs just 8 euros, to Mestre and to the city of Venice (prices from January 2020).

Interesting alternative ferry

It is also possible to go from Marco Polo Airport to Venice and other islands like Murano by Alilaguna's ships. These cost about twice as much as the bus, but have advantages. The bus only goes to the entrance of Venice at the bus station. The boats also stop at other stops such as St. Mark's Square. You save a long walk, depending on the location of the hotel. On the following link you can buy tiekcts for the ferries from the airport (single or return). There you will also find more information about the stops, departure times, etc:

>>>>   Book Alilaguna ferries from airport to Venice

Better buy tickets for Venice online

In Venice, the queues are often long, some sellers do not speak English. Ticket machines are difficult to use for foreigners. Therefore, we recommend to buy some tickets in advance on the Internet e.g. on the well-known website Getyourguide:

1. Tickets for the local ferries (water buses, vaporetto): daily tickets, weekly tickets, etc.: Click here

2. Tickets for the airport bus: Venice Marco Polo Airport: Click here    

3. Doge's Palace and St. Mark's church (the main sights): Click here

4. Great und cheap trip to 3 islands around Venice: Click here


Schedule Airport bus Venice Marco Polo to Venice (main island)

These "Airport Shuttle Buses" leave from the airport directly to Piazzale Roma on the main island of Venice. This place is right after the long bridge to Venice and the only place on the island of Venice with a bus stop. The main train station Venezia Santa Lucia is only about 150 meters away. All trains of the long-distance traffic and local traffic end here (sack station). There is no trains or trams to the airport of Venice, only the airport buses or more expensive ferries.

The following timetable is valid for all days (weekday and weekend) and is from 2018. It can be expected that 2020 and 2022 will not change much.

Timetable from Marco Polo Airport to Venice:
5:20, 6:00, 6:50, 7:50, 8:20, 8:50, 9:20 then every 20 minutes until 22:20, 22:50, 23:20, 23:50, 00:20, 00:50

There are no Airport Shuttle Buses between 00:50 and 5:20 at night. If you arrive in the middle of the night in Venice, you can wait for the few hours to the first airport bus or take a very expensive taxi.

Timetable from Venice to Venice Marco Polo Airport
4:20, 5:00, 5:40, 6:20, 6:50, 7:20, 7:50, 8:20, 8:50, 9:20, 9:50, then every 20 minutes until 20:50, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00

Our tip: Buy Bus Tickets from the Airport to Venice in advance online

The public bus is the only really cheap way in Venice to get from the two airports to the centre of Venice and to Mestre. The modern buses often run in both directions.

For airport buses, we recommend the uncomplicated purchase of tickets in advance on the Internet. This avoids long searches for the right ticket counter, queues and language problems. On the 3 links below you will find both simple tickets and cheaper return tickets.

Tickets from the big airport Marco Polo to the center of Venice: Click here

Tickets from the big airport Marco Polo to the station Mestre: Click here

Those who arrive at the smaller airport Treviso can also buy the bus tickets in advance. These buses stop both in Mestre and downtown Venice: Click here

Schedule Airport bus Venice Marco Polo to Mestre

These buses run from Marco Polo Airport to Mestre Train Station. More specifically, they end at a bus station, which is about 100 meters from the entrance of the station.

The timetable from the airport shuttle bus to and from Mestre is quite complicated and differs between working days, school days, weekends and so on. So here are just a few comments:

Buses from Marco Polo airport to Mestre run at least every 20 minutes between 7am and 11pm. The first bus leaves at 6:06, the last bus at 0:50.

In the other direction (from Mestre to the airport) the Airport Shuttle Buses go just as often. The first airport bus departs in Mestre at 5:20, the last one at 21:15.

The travel time according to the timetable for the Venice Airport Marco Polo Express to Mestre is 17 minutes. Only the last two buses in the late evening (after midnight) take about 30 minutes as there are no express buses.

Marco Polo Airport Venice on the map

The big airport of Venice is on the mainland some kilometers north of the famous old town.

Most information in this article is from mid-2018 to January 2022

>>>  Buses to and from Treviso Airport (Venice 2. Airport)


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There are also express buses to the other airport of the region in Treviso. Information about airport buses to Treviso airport is available on this page.


>>>>   Book Alilaguna ferries from airport to Venice

Important: This article was translated by a non-native English speaking person. We apologize for mistakes.




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