Marco Polo International Airport is the main airport of Venice, located about 13 kilometers from the center of the city. The airport is named after the famous Venetian merchant and traveler Marco Polo.
The airport terminal has three floors: the ground floor for Arrivals and the second floor for Departures. In 2017, the airport handled over 10 million passengers, making it the fourth busiest airport in Italy.
The foundation stone for the new airport of Venice was laid on March 29, 1958. The inauguration of the airport took place on July 31, 1961, and the airport quickly became the reference airport in the Veneto region, to the detriment of the Treviso Airport.
In July 2002, a new airport terminal was built, designed to adapt the airport to the continuous increase in air traffic.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Venice, you can get to the Marco Polo Airport by bus, either with the ACTV Line 5, or with the ATVO Express 35. For both buses, a single ticket costs 8€ and a round trip is 15€.
To get to the airport from Mestre, you can use the ACTV bus 15 or the ATVO Express 25. A single ticket costs 8€ and a round trip is 15€.
A water transport service is also available, connecting the airport to Venice and the main islands of the lagoon: Murano, Burano and Lido. The water transport service is provided by Alilaguna.