Trains to and from Treviso Airport (TSF)
Treviso Airport is an Italian airport serving approximately two million passengers per annum, and is located nearby to the cities of Treviso and Venice. It is also well known as the Treviso-Sant’Angelo Airport, or as the Treviso Venice Airport, as many of its passengers are heading for the popular city of Venice. The airport is allocated the official IATA code of TSF. Although there is no Treviso Airport train station, passengers can easily reach the railway services of the country by the airport buses. A convenient bus travels to Treviso, from where there are plenty of trains to Venice.
Treviso Airport has a new terminal building that was completed in 2007, and named after a famous Italian artist, Antonio Canova. It has facilities which include airport shops and restaurants, cash machines, currency exchange services, lost baggage services and various information points. The airport is also served by a number of significant airline companies, including Ryanair, Transavia, Germanwings and Wizz Air. Passengers may use Treviso Airport instead of the larger Venice Marco Polo Airport. Travellers who wish to use the railway services of the country will find very easy connections from the airport, even though there is no Treviso Airport train station. Buses take passengers to the Treviso Train Station in the centre of Treviso, and to the Venice Mestre Station on mainland Venice. From both stations, many onward travel options are available.
The Bus Line 6 operated by ACTT is the connection to take from the airport for Treviso, and it travels to the train station of this city in about fifteen to twenty minutes, as Treviso is only 3km, or 1.8 miles from the airport. The buses stop on Via Noalese, the road running past the airport, and tickets for the bus can be purchased for 2,50 Euro from the bus driver, or for 1.20 Euro within the airport. The ticket is valid for ninety minutes after its first validation. The Treviso Centrale Railway Station is located at Piazza Duca d’Aosta, and forms part of the Venice-Udine railway. It is also a junction of three branch lines, to Montebelluna, Vicenza and Portogruaro. It is the only railway station of Treviso, however, there are other goods services within the city. The train station of Treviso is owned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, or the RFI, and it’s trains are operated by Trenitalia. The passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. FS (Ferrovie dello Stato) is Italy’s state-owned rail company, and each of the companies mentioned are a subsidiary of FS.
The Treviso Centrale Train Station was opened in 1851, and today has facilities which include ticket offices, a waiting area, shops, offices and the headquarters of the Railway Police. Eight tracks run through the station for passenger services, and the platforms are connected by two subways. Treviso Train Station handles approximately seven million passengers per year, making it one of the busiest in the Veneto region, and the popular destinations from the station include Calalzo, Venezia, Trieste, Udine, Vicenza, Portogruaro and Milano. A couple of international trains may be available to Austria.
Another railway station which can easily be reached from Treviso Airport is the Venezia Mestre Train Station. The Eurobus, operated by the company ATVO, is available at regular intervals from the airport bus stop, and takes passengers directly to this train station. There are no stops along the way, and the journey takes approximately half an hour. The bus tickets can be purchased online, at http://www.atvo.it, at the automatic ATVO ticket machine in the arrivals baggage hall or from the ATVO ticket office in the arrival hall. The office is open from 07:30 to 22:30. A single bus ticket will cost just over four Euro per person.
The Mestre Railway Station of Venice is located on the mainland, at Piazzale Favretti 1. The historic centre of Venice is located on an island, connected to the mainland by the Liberty Bridge, and Mestre is a large district of the Venice commune. It’s railway station is one of the largest in the country, with approximately 31 million passengers per year (85,000 passengers per day), and is also only 8km from the Santa Lucia Train Station in the city centre. Nearby this station is the Piazzale-Roma, which is a square with the Venice bus station and car terminals, because the historic centre of Venice is a vehicle-free zone. Local trains run frequently between the Mestre Railway Station and the Santa Lucia Train Station, and the ticket will only cost one Euro. The journey between the two stations is about ten minutes.
From the Mestre Railway Station, fast trains known as the Frecciabianca, travelling at speeds reaching up to 200km/h, take passengers between Venice and Milan, and even faster trains run between Rome and Venice. These trains are called the Frecciargento, and they travel up to 250km/h. Eurostar trains and Regional trains call at the station as well.
Treviso Airport has no train station, but it’s passengers will find the bus services to the railway stations to be very convenient. Taxis could also be a convenient way to travel to the Treviso Train Station. Further information regarding the Italian train services can be found at http://www.fsitaliane.it.