Venice Marco Polo Airport Guide
In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Venice Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!
The police woke me from my half sleep no fewer than three times to check my passport and tickets. I should add that two of the times I was woken was by the same pair of policemen. -Damo
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Venice Marco Polo Airport.
What to Expect
- The small airport has one terminal building.
- Airport staff are generally tolerant of overnight travellers, but you should expect to be woken by police or security so they can check your passport and tickets.
- Many travellers report very crowded conditions, and some of the people trying to spend the night there appeared homeless or otherwise not travellers.
- Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
Where to Sleep
- There are few benches, and most are wooden and not very comfortable.
- The airport can be very cold, so bring layers and a blanket.
- For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.
Good to Know
- Economy class travelers can buy a pass to relax in two airport lounges; showers are available in one. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.
For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Venice Marco Polo Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.
In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Venice airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):
- Marco Polo Club - Location: Airside, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Hours: 5:30AM - 10:00PM (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (€28.00) • Book Online (£25.00).
- Travelex Business Centre - Location: Landside, 2nd Floor.
WiFi is available at the airport for a fee. Connect to the "Boingo Hotspot" network for rates and access instructions. Venice Marco Polo Airport’s official website is accessible for free online, without having to sign up for WiFi.
Additionally, internet terminals are available landside on the ground floor, and both landside and airside on the 1st floor.
If sleeping in Venice Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Annia Park Hotel - (3 min from the airport) Located 500m from the airport. Shuttle Hours: the shuttle bus departs the hotel every 30 minutes starting 4:30AM until the last flight. Travel time is approx. 3 minutes. If you are arriving at the airport, call +39 041 5415200 to request a pick-up. Airport pick-up location: wait inside Parking P2, near the white water tower.
- Bella Onda - (3 min from the airport) Shuttle Hours: a free shuttle to the airport is available upon request. Transfers are not available from the airport.
- Courtyard by Marriott - (3 min from the airport) Shuttle Hours: 5:00AM - 1:00PM, every 30 minutes. Pick up location at the airport is on the Departures Level, first lane, between gate G and H. In the afternoon, the frequency and pick-up location changes to 2:30PM to 11:30PM, departs every hour. The pick up is on the Arrivals Level, second lane, in front of gate B. Shuttle fee is € 2.00 per person.
- Best Western Titian Inn Hotel Venice Airport - (3 min from the airport) Shuttle Hours: the shuttle operates between the hours: 5:00AM - 11:00AM and 3:00PM - 11:00PM. Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance.
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Venice Marco Polo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.
- ATMs / Cash Machines - ATMs are located landside and airside on the ground floor, and airside on the 1st floor.
- Baby Care Facilities - Nurseries are available throughout the terminal, located near restrooms.
- Business Center - Travelex Business Centre Location: 2nd Floor (landside) Hours: 9:00AM - 6:00PM (Mon-Fri).
- Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
- Chapel - Location: Airside, 2nd floor
- Currency Exchange - You can change your money in these four locations:
- Landside, ground floor: Best and Fast Change (Hours: 7:30AM - 10:00PM) • Travelex (Hours: 8:30AM - 8:00PM)
- Airside: Best and Fast Change, ground floor (Hours: 6:00AM - 9:30PM) • Travelex, 1st floor (Hours: 6:00AM - 11:00PM)
- Duty Free & Shopping - Aelia Duty Free shop is located airside on the 1st floor of the terminal. A wide variety of retail shops are also available, almost all of them airside on the 1st and 2nd floors.
- Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules with many open as early as 5:00AM and closed as late as 11:00PM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Bricco Bar & Pizza • Cocktail Dream • Culto Cafe • Decanto Wine Bar • Gelato Di Natura • L’Orto • Pilsner Urquell Beer Lounge • Rustichelli & Mangione. Vending machines are available on the ground floor of the terminal.
- Luggage Storage / Lockers - Yes, available outside the Terminal, near entrance E on the ground floor. Hours: 5:00 AM - 9:00PM. Fees: Not known.
- Luggage Wrapping - Safe Bag luggage wrapping is available landside on the 1st floor. Hours: 5:00AM - 11:00PM Rate: unknown.
- Medical Services - The First Aid station is located airside, on the ground floor.
- Mobile Charging - There are multiple charging locations available on every floor of the airport.
- Observation Decks - On the north side of the terminal (2nd Floor-airside) is the North Terrace, with views of the apron, parking area, hangar and cargo terminal. Access to the North Terrace is free, and open to all passengers. The best view is from the South Terrace, where you can watch planes land and take off against the backdrop of the Venice skyline. The South Terrace is accessible only from the Marco Polo VIP lounge on the 2nd floor (airside), and open only to guests of the lounge.
- Prayer Room - Location: Floor 2,
- Showers - Showers are available in the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]
- Smoking - There is a dedicated smoking room located on the 2nd Floor.
The airport is open from 4:45AM - 12:00AM. Overnight stays are permitted in the airport, but you must arrive before the building is locked for the night, and you should check-in with airport security before bedding down for the night.
Marco Polo Airport is served by several local bus lines. Bus tickets are sold at the Public Transport ticket office (in Arrivals), at automated vending machines near baggage carrousels 3 and 5, on ATVO buses and on FS Busitalia buses (surcharge applies).
The following destinations can be reached by bus from the airport: Mestre city centre (ACTV line 45); Mestre railway station (ACTV line 15 or ATVO FlyBus line 25); Padua-Abano-Montegrotto (FS Busitalia); Pordenone-Aviano (Marco Polo-ATVO shuttle); Santa Lucia Station (ACTV line 5 or ATVO Air Terminal line); seaside resorts of Jesolo,Cavallino, Eraclea, Bibione and Lignano (ATVO bus); ski resorts (Cortina Express year round to Alpines, seasonal service to Dolomites); Treviso (ATVO bus); Venezia Piazzale Roma (ACTV line 5 or ATVO line 35).
The following car rental agencies are located onsite at the ground floor of the Arrivals area: AutoEuropa, Autovia, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto Rent, Maggiore, Noleggiare and Sixt
Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Antony Hotel • Bella Onda • Best Western Titian Inn Hotel Venice Airport • Courtyard Venice Airport • Park Hotel Annia
The following companies offer motorboat transfers to and from the airport: ATI Venezia One, Consorzio Motoscafi Venezia, Consorzio Venezia Futura, Consorzio VWT, Venezia Motoscafi, Venezia Taxi Consorzio Motoscafi Servizio Pubblico and Venezia Turismo Società Consortile. Contact your service provider of choice for rates and details.
Because most of the city is off limits to automobiles, vaporettos (water taxis) are the more expensive, but preferred way to travel around Venice. However, land taxis can be taken into the city as far as Piazzale Roma, where you can walk or take a vaporetto to your hotel. Land taxis are still useful for traveling to the cruise terminal or reaching hotels located on the mainland or in the vicinity of Piazzale Roma. To find a taxi at the airport, follow the “Taxi” signs from Arrivals.
Vaporetto Water Bus
Transfer by vaporetto, also known as water bus or water taxi, is available between Venice Airport, Venice and the main Venetian Islands (Murano, Burano and Lido). In Venice, the vaporetto stops are at San Marco, Rialto, Fondamenta Nuove and Le Guglie. The airport boathouse is just a 7 minute walk via covered walkway, located to the left of the Arrivals Exit. Tickets are sold in the airport‘s Public Transport ticket office (Arrivals Hall), at automated vending machines near baggage carrousels 3 and 5, from the ticket office at the vaporetto dock and onboard the boat. For fares and timetables, go to the Alilaguna website.
Last Updated: 07 October 2016
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