At Marco Polo Airport, the car rental counters are in the Arrivals area. All the major car hire companies, and others, can be found at the airport.
Car hire companies at Marco Polo Airport include Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Avis, Maggiore, Auto Europa, Targa Rent, Travelcar, Easy Car, Thrifty, and Locauto Tirreno. If you are unsure of which Rental Company to use, quotes and services can be compared on our partner website which compares the majority of Car hire at Marco Polo Airport rental companies. It is always recommended to book your rental car in advance over the internet.
Having a rented car in Venice can be useful, especially for driving around the mainland, which is connected by the A4 Autostrada. Otherwise it is often preferred to use the water taxis and public water buses for Venice transportation.
Parking in Venice can also be a problem, although the city does have some car park areas. The main parking areas are at Piazzale Roma and the Tronchetto, which is one of the largest in all of Europe. Another option is the outdoor San Giuliano car park on the mainland of the Mestre area. The car parks all have parking fees, which vary in price between the areas.
Driving regulations in Venice and Italy should always be obeyed, to avoid hefty fines. Under no circumstances is drunken driving tolerated, and seat belts must be worn at all times. Cellular phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device when driving. No speeding allowed. In Venice, driving speeds are limited to 90km/h/55mph on the open roads, 50km/h/30mph in tows and residential areas, and 130km/h/80mph on the motorways and highways. If it is raining heavily, or if the roads are wet, speed limits drop by 10-20km/h. Speed limits are indicated by white, round signs with a red circle around them.
To rent a car at Venice Marco Polo Airport, the primary renter should be at least 21 years of age and in possession of a valid driving license for 1 year. He should also have a major credit card. Drivers younger than 25 may be charged a higher rental rate and may not be allowed to rent certain types of vehicles. It is recommended to have an International Driving Permit when visiting Italy. Although it is not required by the rental agencies or by law, it is useful to have, to avoid any potential problems with traffic police. You must still carry your usual license together with the international driver’s license.
Each car hire company at Marco Polo Airport offer a wide range of vehicles and services. Vehicles can be small and compact or larger SUVs and minivans. Many companies have additional services of one-way-rentals, driving to other countries and special return and refuelling options. Make sure that you consider all your insurance options as well.
In Europe, the primary renter is usually required to be at least 21 years old with a driver’s license held for 1 year. The renter should also have a major credit-card.
Renting a car fron the Marco Polo Airport in Venice is wonderful way to explore the Italian countryside at your leisure.