AIRPORT Map &
Background's picture is
the main hall of first floor (departures) with on the right side some check-in
desk and the big timetable
Polo Airport (aka Venice Tessera airport, IATA
code: VCE) is an international airport located on the Venice
mainland, close to the lagoon (the two runways are built ON
The name of the airport was chosen in honour
of Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant traveler who introduced
Europeans to Central Asia and China.
It's the fourth
busiest airport of Italy by passenger traffic, the 49th in Europe (8.620.000
passengers in 2011).
Click on the image below to enlarge it and get
technical data of the airport.
As you can see in the picture the terminal
area is 53.000 square metres and in the airport area (360.000 square
metres) there're 6.200 parking places.
The airport has one terminal divided in three floors.
Here there're the Arrivals with:
on the left side
(arriving from the disembarking zone) the Public Transport
Ticket Offices and the Car Rental.
In the middle of
the terminal there's main exit and just a little before the stairs - lift to
the Departures floor.
On the right side (always
arriving from the disembarking zone) there are a cafè bar,
the First Aid (red cross sign) and the Left Luggage.
This baggage storage costs 6 Euro per maximum 24 hours, one-price and the
working hours are from 5.00am to 21.00. For oversize baggages it costs 12 Euro.
Out of the ground floor
under the porch
there're two parallel roads.
In the first one there're the
taxi on the left, 35 Euros a ride to Venezia.
Continuing for about 500 metres over the taxi you'll find
purchasable inside the
In the second of
the two parallel roads you'll see the buses, arrive here
bus line 5, 15 and 4 and also a private bus company (ATVO).
Below in transport section all the timetable 2012 and 2013.
Here there're the Departures with 64 check-in desks, a
restaurant, two banks and airlines ticket offices.
In the middle of the hall there're metal detectors with
police control to have access to Post security area with
duty free, restaurants and gates.
There're also two or three Luggage Wrapping service points,
price is 9,90 Euro.
On ground and first floor there're Wi Fi (SSID Guglielmo
and Wi-Fi kiosks but not for free, we're in Italy^^. Wi-Fi
kiosk are equipped with also a printer and they costs 20 cents per minute, quite
Venice Airport Photos and Tips webpage
there're photos of all these services (luggage wrapping points, Wi-Fi kiosks,
Here offices of airlines, Enac, Save (the public
company that manages the airport), VIP lounge and prayer
room. Also there're two terraces to see aircrafts to land or
take off but it's 2 years they're closed to the public.
In my garden I've got places for three cars, fenced in, it's
free for my guests. In front of my house there're other
Contact me for further information.
In the airport area
there're many parking, some covered. The airport manage all
Here below the Venice airport map with terminal, parking and waterbus stop
Click on the image to ENLARGE IT
Exactly in front of the Departures Entrance there's the
STOP & GO park, it's a little one, free the first 10
minutes, but after those 10 minutes it costs 10
Euro per hour.
In the airport area the Park
4 is the cheapest for Long Stay, it costs 5,50 Euro per day or fraction.
It's uncovered, about 400 metres from the terminal.
The cheapest for Short Term is the "Sosta Breve park", it
costs 2 Euro per hour. It's in front of the terminal, just
50 metres from it.
Here the link with more detailed information:
Venice airport Car Park.
Outside the airport area there are other parking, one that seems to have good success is
It's cheaper;), 4.50 Euro per day outdoor, 8 Euro per day
It is located far 2 km but it has free shuttle bus
to the airport.
(info updated on April 2014)
You can reach the airport by car or bus
The airport is:
1 km from my house (that is silent!)
12 km from Venice historical centre (Piazzale Roma, 11km to
Venezia Santa Lucia railway station)
30 km from Lido di Jesolo (one of the most popular beach area of Italy)
45 km from Padua (Padova)
120 km from Verona
150 km from Cortina d'Ampezzo (popular winter sport resort)
150 km from Trieste (nearest Italia city to Croatia and
200 km from Slovenia
250 km from Croatian coasts
From the airport it's possible to reach:
by bus 5 (here
timetable updated April 2014), 15 or 45N, from 4.30am until 1.00am in
just 1 minute (the first
VENEZIA historic centre
close to Venice Santa Lucia Railway Station)
by bus number 5 of Actv company (the first stop,
Tessera Centro, is 100 metres from my house).
There're 4 buses per hour from
5.40am until 23.00.
Also ATVO bus
company connects airport with Venice, express service (no
here prices and timetable (2
buses per hour).
VENEZIA MESTRE Railway station
by bus number 15 (Actv),
here the timetable (2
each hour until 9 pm).
TREVISO AIRPORT (code TSF)
There isn't a bus connection from Venice airport to
Treviso airport. You know, sometimes public companies
aren't enough intelligent to
understand that a bus connection between near airports could
be useful.. :)
Then from Venice airport you have to go in Venice Piazzale Roma
(by bus number 5) and there catch a bus
to Treviso airport, Atvo bus,
LIDO di JESOLO
by Atvo bus, here
(about one bus per hour from 6.00 to 21.00)
by FsBusItalia/Sita nord, here the
timetable. Note that
on the timetable you can find "Tessera aeroporto", it
means Venice airport. The "Padova autostazione"
stop is the bus station close to Padua railway station.
direct bus connection between Venice airport and Verona.
Then you have to go to Venice Piazzale Roma
by bus (busline 5), there across the new Calatrava bridge (aka
Ponte della Costituzione) and walking just
100 metres you will be in Saint Lucia railway station (it's the railway
station in Venice historic center). There
catch a train for Verona Porta Nuova. There're more than 1 train per
hour for Verona (www.trenitalia.com).
Regional train are the cheaper (6 Euro), Freccia train instead are faster
(about 1 hour trip) and cost minimum 9 Euro per
You could also catch the train for Verona
in Venezia Mestre railway station but Venezia S. Lucia is more near
and more easy to get there.
by Cortina Express bus, here
(about one bus every 2 hours, from 11.00 to 20.00)
It's the nearest Italian city to Croatia
(Hrvatska) and Slovenia (Slovenija).
You have to go to Venezia S. Lucia railway
station (read on Verona details about how to get there) and then
catch a train for Trieste, there're about 1 train per
(Ljubljama, Maribor, Koper,
Portoroz, Izola and Piran)
If you have to go in one of those Slovenian
cities/resorts you can go to Ljubljana by train or maybe better catch
a GoOpti bus, they do a great job.
is a low cost Slovenian transfer company offering cheap connections
between Venice airport and Slovenia.
Zagreb: by train from Venezia S. Lucia.
Link to official
Venice airport address:
Viale Galileo Galilei 30/1,
30030 Tessera - Venezia
Ph. +39 041 2606111
Text published by Venice Lagoon House on
July 2012 -
Update on April 2014