Buses to and from Venice Airport (VCE)
There are two main bus services at Marco Polo Airport. They are the public Actv buses and the express coaches of ATVO. The buses connect Marco Polo Airport to the city’s Piazzale Rome, Venice-Mestre Railroad Station, Venice-Santa Lucia railway station, the USA’s Base of Aviano and many seaside resorts during the summer.
ATVO Express Coaches
The ATVO Fly Buses are blue, and travel to the Piazzale Roma in about 20 minutes. The bus stop at Marco Polo Airport is located between the Arrivals terminal and the Departures area. These buses will all display a sign that indicates ‘Venezia’ (Buses for Padova are also blue). TVO buses depart from the airport approximately every 30 minutes up until 12:20 am.
From the Piazzale Roma, passengers can reach the Venice-Santa Lucia Railway Station. The station is located 10 minutes away (on foot) from the Piazzale Roma, by crossing the ‘Ponte della Costituzione’ bridge. The Piazzale Roma is the furthest into Venice that you can get, by using land transportation.
ATVO Fly Buses all have a luggage compartment underneath, and are therefore very convenient for passengers with more than one suitcase or heavy luggage.
Marco Polo Airport has an ATVO ticket counter in the Arrivals Hall, which is open from 8am to midnight. Tickets can also be purchased from ticket machines in the baggage-claim area or in the bus departure area.
Passengers can also travel from Piazzale Roma to the airport. Tickets are available at the ATVO bus terminal, and buses depart from the D2 bus bay.
ATVO Fly Buses run frequently from the airport to the Mestre Railroad Station, in the Venice suburb of Mestre. From here, trains provide convenient connections to Milan, Verona and all other area in Italy.
The ATVO Marco Polo Shuttle travels to Pordenone and the USA Base of Aviano, with stops at Aviano (USA Base in Area 2), Pordenone Viale DANTE, Pordenone Railway, Pordenone Parking Marcolin and the Pordenone Fair.
ATVO Buses also provide transportation to the seaside resorts of Lido di Jesolo, Caorle, Bibione, Lignano and Eraclea Mare. These buses are all air-conditioned with a spacious luggage van. Other seasonal ATVO Buses travel to Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomites and other ski areas.
Actv Bus Services
Actv’s No 5 bus travels to the Piazzale Roma from Marco Polo Airport. These are orange buses that operate between the hours of 4am and midnight. The bus stops are found in front of the Arrivals terminal. The Actv Bus provides no storage for luggage. This bus service may take a bit longer than the ATVO buses as there are quite a few stops along the way, but it is the cheaper of the two services.
Tickets can be purchased at the public transportation booth in the Arrivals Terminal. Bus tickets must be validated in the stamping machine next to the bus stops before boarding the bus.
Actv No5 Buses depart for Marco Polo Airport from the A1 stop at the Piazzale Roma. This stop is opposite the large parking garages nearby the newsstand.
Actv Buses also travel to Mestre Railway Station. This is bus No15.
Passengers at Marco Polo Airport wanting to travel to Padua can use the SITA bus service. During peak hours they leave the airport every half an hour. Travel time is approximately an hour and ten minutes.
Buses from Marco Polo Airport are a very comfortable and economical travel option, although passengers that need to travel further into Venice should use the Alilaguna Ferries (Venice’s public boat service).