Getting to Verona Airport (VRN)
Verona-Villafranca Airport is an international airport which handles over three and a half million passengers per year. It is located in Northern Italy, only 5 km (3.1 miles) from the city of Verona. It is also known as Valerio Catullo Villafranca Airport, and is surrounded by the provinces of Brescia, Mantua, Rovigo, Vicenza, Trento, Bolzano and Verona. The airport serves a population of more than four million people.
The airport is nearby the major highways of A4 and A22. Motorists traveling from Brescia should drive on the A4 highway, and take the Sommacampagna Exit. From here the airport is well signposted with signs that say “Aeroporto”, and is about a ten minute drive from the exit.
Motorists traveling from Vicenza, Mantova, Trento or Bolzano should take the Verona Nord Exit. From here the airport is about a five minute drive, and there are signs indicating the direction of the airport.
From Venice, motorists should take the A4 in a westerly direction, and then turn off at the exit marked Verona Sud.
The airport of Verona is about 12 km to the southwest of Verona center, and from this city, motorists should follow the highway A22, and take the Verona Nord Exit.
In terms of driving distances from Verona, some of the closer areas are Vicenza (56 km), Mantova (48 km), Padova (88 km) and Trento (98 km). The airport is about a 60 minute drive from Padova and Trento, and about 30 – 40 minutes from Mantova and Vicenza. Brescia is also only 75 km from Verona Airport, and is approximately a 50 minute drive. Some of the further areas include Bergamo (116 km), Bologna (138 km), Cremona (111 km), Milano (140 km), Venezia (120 km), Reggio Emilia (131 km), Modena (105 km) and Bolzano (150 km).
Passengers who would like to reach the airport, but who do not want to drive themselves, or pay for parking at the airport, can travel by bus or taxi. The Aerobus travels to the airport from the main train station in Verona (Porto Nuova). Buses depart every 20 minutes between the hours of 05:40 and 23:10. If you are traveling from other areas surrounding Verona, you can book a seat on the Airport Shuttle. This is a door-to-door service that must be booked in advance. Alternatively, there are the taxi companies of Unione Radio Taxi, Taxi & Autoblu, Radiotaxi Catullo and Chaffeur, which all provide a good service. There is no train station at Verona Airport, therefore passengers arriving in Verona by train should catch the Aerobus to the airport.
The layout of the airport consists of two terminal buildings. One terminal is dedicated for arrivals, and the other for departures. The Arrivals terminal is divided into Domestic and Schengen Arrivals, as well as International Arrivals. The Departures terminal is a two-level construction, with the ground floor divided into pre- and post-security areas.
The airport is well-equipped with many useful amenities. Business passengers will find their needs well fulfilled, as there is the exclusive Catullo Lounge, Infracom technological meeting room, reserved check-in services and rooms can be reserved for meals at the ‘Free Fly Verona’ Restaurant and Cafè. There is a full-service bank available, as well as a variety of 24-hour ATMs for all your banking requirements. Other facilities include a first aid station and a pharmacy. For the children there are two game areas in both the departure and arrival terminals, and the restrooms are equipped with changing tables.
The airport is accessible to handicapped individuals. There are dedicated parking areas for disabled drivers at the terminal entrances, disabled toilet facilities and lifts for boarding the aircrafts. Passengers who require special assistance should inform their airline of their specific needs at the time of flight reservation. The airline staff will then inform staff at Verona of your special requirements.
For further enquiries, information desks are available in the terminal buildings of Verona.