How to Get From Treviso Airport to Venice Centre (Quickest & Cheapest)

Treviso Airport is 40.4km north of Venice and a popular choice for budget airlines. You can travel from Treviso Airport to Venice in 45 minutes by:

Buses and cars are not allowed in Venice. Therefore, each transport method requires several changes. These several changes can make the process seem complex, and in truth, it is when compared to other destinations.

However, I’ve travelled on each of these transport methods – and if I can do it, anyone can. I’ve also documented every step for each transport method in great detail. I hope this will give you the clarity and confidence you need to enjoy your arrival in Venice.

Public Transport (Train & Bus)

⏱️ Time: 1 hour
💵 Cost: €8.80

The cheapest way to get from Treviso Airport to Venice City Center is on public transport at a cost of €8.80.

You’ll start your journey by catching the Treviso Airbus outside the airport. Treviso Airport is tiny, and the bus stop is outside the exit doors. It’s impossible to miss! 

Buses leave every 10 minutes. However, be sure you’re getting the right bus, as other buses are available. These include the ATVO and Barzi Bus discussed below.

Tickets for the Treviso Airbus cost €5.00 and are valid on the entire Treviso Transport Network for 48 hours.

You can purchase your Treviso Airbus tickets from:

  • The ticket office in the Arrivals hall on the ground floor of the airport
  • The driver on the bus (in cash only)
  • The MOMUP mobile app 

The Treviso Airbus will take you from Treviso Airport to Treviso Train Station in 10 minutes.

Once you arrive at Treviso Train Station, you’ll need to buy a train ticket for the train. You can not use a transport card like the ACTV for this service. You can buy train tickets from:

  • The self-service machines, which are available in English
  • At the service desk inside the train station, most staff members speak English

Train tickets from Treviso Train Station to Venezia S.L cost €3.80. Trains leave every 15 minutes, and the journey takes 30 minutes. These trains also stop at Mestre Train Station if you’re staying in Mestre instead.

From Venezia S.L you will then need to travel to your accommodation in Venice. Depending on how far away this is, you can either walk or take the ACTV Vaporetto.

As you exit Venice Train Station, the Grand Canal is straight in front. This area is one of the major hubs in Venice (and very popular with pickpockets). Here, you’ll find several ACTV ticket counters where you can buy tickets for the water bus.

ACTV ticket counters here are incredibly busy, and wait times are often over 30 minutes. I therefore recommend purchasing your ACTV tickets online in advance where possible.

Using the ACTV water bus, you can take the line with the landing stage closest to your accommodation. If you need help with the correct landing sage, the ACTV ticket agent should be able to help.

Shuttle Bus

⏱️ Time: 45 minutes
💵 Cost: €10 or €12

Another way you can travel from Treviso Airport to Venice City Center is on a private shuttle bus. Two different companies operate this service:

  • Barzi Bus
  • ATVO

There are two differences between these companies that you should be aware of:

  • One-way tickets cost €10 on Barzi Bus and €12 on ATVO
  • ATVO buses stop at Piazzale Roma in Venice. However, Barzi Bus stops at the Tronchetto.

If you are staying in Venice City Center, I recommend taking the ATVO bus instead of the Barzi Bus. While the initial cost is higher, you won’t have to make as many transfers to get to your accommodation.

Treviso Airport is quiet and often only sees one to two flight arrivals per hour. As such, both Barzi Bus and ATVO time their services with flight arrivals. Thus, each flight into Treviso has a dedicated Barzi and ATVO bus.

These timed services mean you’re never waiting around. Instead, you should be on the bus to Venice within 10 minutes of leaving the airport. For your reassurance, you can see the most up-to-date timetables online:

You can buy tickets for both services from their respective websites online. Alternatively, you can buy them in person from the desk next to the bus at the airport.

Since each bus is earmarked for a flight, buses will wait in the event of any delayed arrivals.

Both ATVO and Barzi buses depart from the same location outside Treviso Airport. Head to the exit, walk across the road, and you’ll see the bus and ticket counter. Treviso Airport is tiny, so it’s impossible to miss.

Both buses also call at Mestre Train Station before heading onto Venice City Center. If you’re staying in Mestre, just outside of Venice, you can get off at the stop for Mestre Train Station. From here you should be able to walk to your accommodation in less than 10 minutes.

If you have taken the ATVO bus, your next stop after Mestre will be the Piazzale Roma. Alternatively, your next stop after Mestre on the Barzi Bus will be the Tronchetto.

You can not travel anywhere on foot in Venice from the Tronchetto. Instead, you will either need to:

  1. Take the People Mover for €1.50 to the Stazione Marittima Cruise Terminal or Piazzale Roma.
  2. Take the ACTV waterbus to any ACTV landing stage in Venice.

If your accommodation is near the train station in Venice (Venezia SL), I recommend taking the People Mover and getting off at Piazzale Roma. The Piazzale Roma is the largest bus station in Venice and where the ATVO bus stops (which is why I recommend it over the Barzi Bus).

You can buy tickets for the People Mover from the automated machines. The monorail arrives every 7 minutes and can hold up to 200 passengers.

From the Piazzale Roma, you can walk to your accommodation or take the ACTV Vaporetto.

However, you can also take the ACTV water bus directly from the Tronchetto if you’ve taken the Barzi Bus. Tickets for the ACTV can be bought either online or from the ticket office at the Tronchetto Parking Terminal.

I’ve waited more than 30 minutes at the ticket office for ACTV tickets. I therefore recommend purchasing your tickets online and skipping the queue wherever possible.

ACTV tickets are valid for all water bus and bus services except routes 16, 19, 21 and Casinò. You can buy ACTV tickets for several durations depending on your requirements:

  • 75 minutes: €9.50
  • One day: €25.00
  • Two days: €35.00
  • Three days: €45.00
  • Seven days: €65.00

The best ACTV waterbus line from the Tronchetto is Line 2 (a red circle with a 2 in the middle). This comprehensive service runs between S.Marco S.Zaccaria and San Marco Giardinetti. This waterbus service makes several stops. Be sure to familiarise yourself with the closest landing stage to your hotel in advance.


⏱️ Time: 35 minutes
💵 Cost: €120
💻 Reserve Taxi: Hoppa

You can take a taxi from Treviso Airport to Venice. However, cars, taxis or buses are not allowed in Venice. Instead, they can only go up to the Piazzale Roma.

Therefore, you will not be dropped off at your hotel if you get a taxi from Treviso Airport. Instead, you’ll be dropped off at the Piazzale Roma and have to either walk or take a boat to your hotel.

If you’re staying at a high-end hotel, they may provide a private water taxi from the Piazzale Roma. Alternatively, you can take the ACTV waterbus or pay for a private water taxi.

A taxi and water taxi combination from Treviso Airport to your hotel in Venice will cost more than €200.

If you decide to get a taxi from Treviso Airport to Venice, I recommend booking online in advance. Taking taxis to Venice is uncommon, and being that Treviso Airport is so small, it’s rare to find many taxis here.


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