Venice Marco Polo Airport Guide

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

Airport Overview

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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. Consider sending us your Venice Marco Polo Airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Venice Airport Information

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.

Airport Lounges

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):

» Buy a Lounge Pass

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Venice Marco Airport for a fee. Connect to the "GuglielmoVeniceAirport" network. Internet kiosks are also available.

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Airport Hotels

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.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Cash machines are available in the Arrivals area.
  • Chapel - Location: Airside, 2nd floor
  • Currency Exchange - Travelex offers exchange services at four locations available both Landside and Airside.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available as well as a large selection of shops to pass the time including everything from clothing to perfume shops.
  • Food & Drinks - At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food and beverage concessions. However, you will find food operators both Landside and Airside, some of which open as early as 5:00AM and close as late as 11:00PM.
    • Landside: Café Marco Polo
    • Airside: Bricco ...Caffè • Café Marco Polo
  • Luggage Storage / Lockers - Yes, available outside the Terminal, near entrance E on the ground floor. Hours: 5:00 AM - 9:00PM. Fees: Not known.
  • Mobile Charging - There are multiple charging locations available on every floor of the airport.
  • Nursing Rooms - There are few available in the aírport, located close to washroom facilities.
  • Observation Decks - There are two access points for the terraces. The best view is from the South Terrace. From there you can see the planes taking off and landing with the skyline of Venice in the background. Access to this terrace is only available to the lounge guests. On the north side of the terminal, you can view the apron, parking area, hangar and cargo terminal. Access to the north terrace is free.
  • 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.

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Airport Hours

Information not available. Note: When hours are not available, I recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to editor@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

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).

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

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

Motorboat

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.

Taxi

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.

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Last Updated: 10 April 2015

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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