June 8, 2023


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Buses from Venice Marco Polo Airport

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


Marco Polo Airport is located 8 kilometers north of the center of Venice on the mainland.

A growing number of tourists visiting the Lagoon make it the fourth busiest airport in Italy, with more than 10 million passengers per year.


There is a potential confusion with the Transfer Aeroporto Venezia IATA code of Treviso Airport (IATA: TSF), which is sometimes referred to as Venice Airport by some airlines (mostly low-cost carriers).

Venetian Airport: How to get there

There are a few options to choose from, even though traveling to and from the airport is a bit challenging.

Buses at airports

The easiest and cheapest way to travel between the airport and the city center.

It takes 20 minutes to get from the ATVO express bus to Piazzale Roma, the main bus station downtown.

The fare is 8 euros (15 euros for the return ticket) and the bus runs every 20 minutes.

It’s possible to purchase the ticket online, at ATVO machines, or at the airport.

Likewise, the ticket can be purchased in the city center if you wish to go to the airport.


  • The seats are comfortable and there is luggage storage underneath the bus.
  • WIFI is available for free onboard
  • Exit D of the airport building, second lane on the left, platform number 2, is the bus departure point.
  • From the city center to the airport, the bus follows the same route.
  • Check the airport shuttle schedule.

Buses in your area

You can reach the bus terminal Piazzale Roma via the local ACTV bus line no. 5. There is a local bus that takes 35 minutes, but it has several stops on the way, and is usually crowded, so traveling with luggage can be challenging.

You can purchase tickets for this bus at the stands selling newspapers called Tabacchi (with a big T sign above them).

NOTE: Tickets must be validated by the machine on the bus.

Boats available for public use

There is a local boat line that runs from the airport to the city center and stops in front of St Mark’s Square, with stops along the way.

Despite being an interesting ride, it can be time-consuming, since from the first to the last stop it takes one hour and fifteen minutes.

Both online and at the ticket office, tickets are available for 15 euros (27 euros for the return trip).

Additionally, the public boats provide access to the nearby islands and other parts of the city.


There is also the option of taking a private, door-to-door transfer from Venice Airport to your accommodation in the city.

Visit this page to learn about transfers from Venice Airport to most popular destinations.

In addition, you can pre-book a transfer from Airport Venice to almost any city in Italy that you would like to visit for a hassle-free experience.

Please find below a list of the most popular transfer routes from Venice Airport where you can pre-book and pay on arrival for your private transfer.