Marco Polo Airport
Venice Marco Polo Airport is the fifth busiest airport in Italy. Almost nine million passengers fly from the airport every year. It is located in the Venetian Lagoon, about 12 kilometers from the city of Venice. 50 airline companies fly to 117 different destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, North America and Asia. The airport is also a base for the low-cost airline companies Volotea and EasyJet.
Venice Marco Polo Airport has one terminal. The Arrivals area is located on the ground floor, whereas the Departures area and the border control are on the first floor. After passing through the border control, passengers can shop in fashion stores, such as Valentino, Versace and Ralph Lauren, or visit the newsstand, the book shop or the drugstore. There are several cash machines, a bank and an exchange office at the terminal as well. Most of the shops open at 6.30 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. There are also coffee bars and a wine bar on the first floor, and most of them open after 6 a.m. The second floor consists of restaurants, a beer lounge, VIP lounges and a business center. There is also a smoking area on the second floor. Marco Polo Airport doesn’t have fixed opening hours. They depend on the flight schedules, but the airport is always open at least two hours before the first scheduled flights.
The Airport has a free Wi-Fi network that the passengers can use for six hours. You can connect to the Internet by choosing the Boingo Hotspot connection and following the instructions. There are stationary computers and charging points at several points at the airport.
How to reach the airport and where to park
You can access Venice Marco Polo Airport from all directions. If you are driving from Trieste, take the A4 motorway towards Venice. At the end of the motorway, after the Quarto D’Altino toll station, continue towards Venice and take the exit towards the airport. If you are driving from Milano, take the A4 motorway towards Venice. At the end of the motorway, after the Venezia Mestre toll station (Barriera), take the ring-road towards the airport and follow the signs. Roads in Venice are known for their frequent traffic jams, so taking enough time for the drive is essential. You can also take a train to Venice, but the train station is located in Mestre and you will need to find an additional transport to the airport. There are more than enough open-air and covered parking lots at Venice Marco Polo Airport. One of the closest parking lots charges around EUR 100 for a week of parking.
When to arrive at the airport
Venice Marco Polo Airport is not a small airport, but if you are taking a domestic flight, it is best you come to the airport an hour prior to your scheduled flight. If you are taking an international flight, you will need at least two hours for the airport procedures. It is essential you take enough time for your transport to the airport due to frequent traffic jams in the Venice area.
After your plane has landed at Venice Marco Polo Airport and you have recovered your luggage and passed through the border control, you will see exit on your right hand side. Pass it and there your GoOpti driver will be waiting for you in the second parking row or a few meters further on the parking lot in front of the terminal.
When you arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport, your GoOpti driver will drop you off on the first floor of the terminal in front of entrance leading to the Departures area or at parking lot on the groundfloor.