Venice Marco Polo Airport (Tessera): buses, ferries, information and flights. Information about the smaller airport Venice Treviso (Ryan Air)

Venice Airports


The 3 airports of Venice

Venice has three airports. The largest airport of the city is called Venice-Tessera Marco Polo and is located about 10 northeast of Venice, not far from the Adriatic coast. Another airport has the name Venice Treviso and is mainly used by airlines like Ryanair. It's about 25 kilometers northwest of Venice towards the Alps. Today, the third, old airport on the island of Lido is hardly used for scheduled flights. This is where hobby pilots, business people and millionaires take off and land with private aircraft. The following article is mainly about Venice's large airport, the airport near the village of Tessera.

The big airport Tessera Marco Polo

Like many airports of this size, Marco Polo Airport (Tessera) has two floors. Arrival is on the lower floor and departure on the upper floor. Currently (2017 and 2018) the airport is being rebuilt and expanded. Among other things, the terminal will be enlarged. A modern treadmill is built to the port, where the ferries and taxi boats between the airport and Venice depart.

The toilets in the airport are ok and for free. From the airport there are huge parking lots and multi-storey car parks, which are divided into areas for long-term and short-term parking. Several car rental companies offer their services at Venice Marco Polo Airport..

Gastronomy at Venice Airport

As in all airports, there are several restaurants and cafes in the "Aeroporto di Venezia-Tessera". The prices are, as in many airports, not exactly low. For a full meal with a starter, e paid more than 25 euros. Even sandwiches that look good are not cheap. You saw prices around 6 euros. A bottle of 0.5 litre Coke or Fanta we found for 3.70 euros. Water is a little cheaper. Like often in Italy coffee is inexpensive. You can get a great italian espresso for not much more than one euro.

How to get to Venice airport by bus

A ticket to and from Venice or Mestre costs 8 Euro. For just 10 kilometers this is not exactly cheap, especially since otherwise in Venice the buses are quite cheap. A normal single ticket in Venice without going to the airport costs only 1.50 Euro.

Buses to Venice are quite frequent (several lines, several times an hour during the day). IBuses to Mestre they stop at the train station. In Venice there is only one bus stop. It is located on Piazzale Roma, not far from the three-kilometre road bridge that connects Venice with the mainland. From the bus station you have very good access to the public water buses.

Unser Tipp: Buy Ticket for the airport bus online

You do not have to look for the ticket counter, you have no problems with the foreign language and the often long queues. bYou can buy tickets for the Airport Shuttle Bus before the journey without stress at home in the Internet. These online tikets cost the same as at the airport (8 Euro per person one way). Internet tickets are not bound to a specific bus, tickets can be cancelled free of charge until one day before the trip. Buses to Venice and Mestre run several times an hour during the day (see timetable below).

In addition to Mestre and Venice, buses depart from Venice Tessera Airport (Marco Polo Airport) to the tourist resort of Lido di Jesolo (at least once an hour a day). There are also direct bus connections to San Dona di Piave, Latisana, Bibone, Eraclea Mare, Torre di Fine, Cavallino and Punta Sabbioni.

Travel from and to the airport to Venice by ferry

The direct ferry from the airport to Venice is great. The port is a good 10 minutes walk from the terminal. With the new treadmill you are a little faster.


The passenger ships to the airport are operated by Alilguna. The main destination is the old town of Venice like San Marco, but there are also for example stops on the island of Murano.

There is a ticket office at the ferry port. The prices for the tickets are not chreap, as many other means of transport in Venice. A single ticket to Venice costs about 15 Euro per person, return ticket around 27 Euro. There are also day tickets (24 hour ticket, 30 euros) and tickets for 72 hours (65 euros) including to and from the Marco Polo airport. The trip to the nearer island Murano is cheaper (only about 8 Euro)

Caution: Tickets must be stamped by the passenger at the ticket validators at the port.

Water taxi ride from the airport to the hotel

With the public ferries you can not go directly to your hotel in Venice. It may be necessary to walk a long distance after your arrival in the old town. In addition, you often have to queue at the ferry port at the airport for a long time. Also the public ferries (water buses) are totally overcrowded. Taxi boats, also known as water taxis, are the much better option. You can book a complete taxi boat or, much cheaper, share it with other people. They usually can bring their passengers much closer to the booked hotel.

Our recommendation from Venice airport into the city: Sharing water taxis with other people

Water buses in Venice are significantly cheaper than water taxis. They have their drawbacks. You only go to certain stations in Venice. The way to the hotel on foot can be very far from there. Above all, however, they are often very crowded. A small standing place (often more than 1 hour) on a ship after a long queue at the port near the airport is not a great start of a holiday. On the other hand, you needed a big wallet to pay well over 100 euros for a private, comfortable water taxi.

For some time now there has been a great alternative. You can only book seats in a water taxi, so you share the comfortable water taxi with other passengers. This service is available mainly between the airport and Venice old town. You book the ticket in advance on the Internet. You walk the 800 meters from the airport to the airport port without a porter. But that's not so bad any more, as modern treadmills (similar to escalators but horizontal) are now available for most of the way.

Hotels at Venice Airport

There are several hotels around the airport. These include the Courtyrad Venice Airport, the Best Western Titian Inn or the Hotel Gronda Lagunare. More information about hotels around Venezia Marco Polo Airport cyou find on


The smaller airport Venice Treviso

This airport is a little further, just under 30 kilometres from Venice. Treviso is a larger city with about 90,000 inhabitants. The majority of flights to and from Treviso airport are operated by the low-cost airline Ryanair. But there are also other flights e.g. of the airline Wizz Air, especially to Eastern Europe.

There is a bus services between Treviso airport and Venice. About every hour there is a bus to Venice via Mestre. The journey takes just over an hour, the fare is 12 euros one way or 22 euros return. There are also buses to downtown Treviso, where you can change to the train. If you want to get to Lido di Jesolo from Treviso Airport, you might have to change in winter in Mestre. In summer are, as far as we now, some direct buses.

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






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