During our recent visit to Venice, we arrived at the airport with little to no idea as to how to get to our accommodation in the heart of Venice city centre. While we figured it out (with a couple of mistakes), we decided to document our experience to help others when visiting.
The cheapest way to get from Venice Treviso airport to Venice Centre is the ATVO or the Barzi Shuttle. The journey takes around 45 minutes and costs €6.55 per person. Meanwhile a taxi costs €100, however, it’s incredibly convenient taking roughly 30 minutes and can accommodate up to four passengers.
In this article we’ll be breaking down the different ways you can travel between these two locations, so you can find the right method of transport for your journey. All of these transport methods work the same whether you’re going to or from Venice’s Treviso airport.
|Public Transport||30 min||€6.55||Book Online|
|Taxi||35 min||€100||Reserve Online|
This is the perfect combination of affordable and direct. Ideal for young families, nervous travellers or elderly travellers who don’t want to spend a fortune on a taxi.
You are able to book a seat on a coach service directly at the airport upon arrival. These coaches stop at both Mestre Railway Station and Venice Bus Station. The cost of a one-way journey is €12 per person, or a return journey can be purchased for €22.
Our flight was the only one to land at Treviso Airport in an hour, and while it may have been full the queue for booking this coach was incredibly long (around 15 people). We, therefore, recommend you book tickets online if this is the form of travel you wish to take.
This provides some flexibility in the arrival point (in our case we were staying in Mestre – off Venice island so meant we didn’t have to go into Venice on the coach to come all the way back on public transport). It’s also the cheapest way of getting from Treviso Airport to Venice. However, it requires using local services and at least one change.
You’ll start your journey by catching the Treviso Airbus which leaves from outside the airport every 10 minutes (the airport is only small so it’s easy to see the bus from the exit)
You can pay for the bus by cash or card, however, you can only use one bank card per person (Helen and I wanted to pay for both of us using our joint bank account but this wasn’t possible). The journey costs €3.50 and sadly, you can’t use your transport card if you’ve purchased one in advance for your time in Venice.
The journey from the airport to Treviso Rail Station takes around 10 minutes. From there you’ll be able to exit the bus and purchase a train ticket. We chose to use one of the self-service machines (which can be operated in English) however, there are service desks should you require some additional assistance.
The ticket from Treviso to Metre Rail Station cost us €3.55. This made our journey cost just €6.55 each compared to €12 each on the coach.
You’ll need to remember to validate your ticket on the way down to the platform. Platform details can be obtained from the giant boards within the station – again, staff are on hand should you need additional assistance (or reassurance in our case)
The platform will also show details about the train and the stations at which it stops. This also includes estimated arrival times. The journey from Treviso to Venice Mestre takes around 15 – 20 minutes.
The most expensive way to travel is between Treviso Airport and Venice. However, this is also the most direct way – in most cases, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel door.
We always recommend using the website Hoppa to book airport transport such as taxis when abroad. The filter and sort tools allow you to find the best vehicle for your budget and party.
In this case, we were quoted €107 (£98.05) for a one-way journey for up to three people (extra luxurious cars are available for an additional cost)