Venice Marco Polo Airport is just 8km from the centre of Venice. The airport is also well placed for beach resorts on the Venetian Riviera like Lido de Jesolo. This is the fourth busiest airport in Italy. There is a good choice of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Venice is exceptionally well served from the UK, with budget, charter, scheduled and low-cost airlines all offering flights. Recent years have seen economical direct flights with low-cost airline EasyJet. Fares are frequently among the lowest to Italy from the UK. EasyJet operate year-round direct flights London Gatwick. EasyJet also operate seasonal routes from Manchester and Southend, both usually beginning in February and ending in October.
Budget airline Jet2.com operates routes from Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle. These are also seasonal, usually starting in March and ending in October or November. You should also find well-priced flights with British Airways from Gatwick and Heathrow.
The summer season sees charter flights with UK tour operator Thomson. These usually begin in May and end in September. Flights depart from Gatwick and Manchester. You will also find well-priced flights with Monarch from Manchester, Birmingham and Gatwick.
Viale G. Galilei, 30/1
Tel: 39 041 260 9260
Airport buses head for Venice Mestre railway station and Piazzale Roma, which is ten minutes on foot from Venice Santa Lucia railway station.
You can also reach key city centre destinations by the city motor boat service. Buy tickets at the Alilaguna stand in the arrivals lounge.
Direct flights from EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2.com, Thomson and British Airways
• London Southend • Birmingham
• Leeds Bradford
• London Gatwick
• London Heathrow