Getting Around

As you might expect from a city famous for its canals, water is the main medium of transport in Venice. Water buses, known as vaporetti, ply the Grand Canal and make scheduled stops. The vaporetti are a far cheaper way to get around Venice than the famous gondolas, piloted by stripe-shirted gondoliers who for an extra fee will serenade passengers. Travelling down the Grand Canal is obligatory but the vaporetti are well-suited for this purpose. Once ashore, the only way to explore is on foot, through the narrow alleys and lively squares; there are no cars at all in Venice. Make sure you have a good map as the city can become a confusing labyrinth.

Airports

Venice Marco Polo Airport

The airport is located five miles (8km) north of Venice.

Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

Overview

Buses go to the Venice-Santa Lucia railway station, via Piazzale Roma, every 20 minutes. The ATVO bus and ACTV buses leave regularly for the Piazzale Roma and Mestre Railroad station. The Alilaguna boats are a faster way into central Venice. The dock is a 5-10 minute walk from the airport.

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) north of Venice.

Getting to the city

Buses go to the Venice-Santa Lucia railway station, via Piazzale Roma, every 20 minutes. The ATVO bus and ACTV buses leave regularly for the Piazzale Roma and Mestre Railroad station. The Alilaguna boats are a faster way into central Venice. The dock is a 5-10 minute walk from the airport.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Car hire companies with offices at the airport include Autoeuropa, Maggiore, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Locauto Rent.

Airport Taxis

Both regular and water taxis are available from the airport. An authorised (yellow) taxi cab to the city centre takes between 40 minutes and an hour.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include ATMs, currency exchange facilities, banks, a tax-free customs service, VIP lounges, a business centre, a prayer room, information desks, travel agencies, baby-changing facilities and first aid facilities. There are also a range of shopping and dining options.

Parking

Short-term parking is available and starts at €6.50 for the first hour and €3.00 each following hour. Long-term options are available in car parks 4 and 5 and range from €25 to €28 per day, depending upon the parking lot. All parking lots are within easy walking distance of the terminal.

www.veniceairport.it

Rimini Airport

5 miles (8km) southeast of Rimini

Rimini Airport (RMI)

Overview

There is regular bus and train service to the airport from the downtown Rimini Railway Station.

Location

5 miles (8km) southeast of Rimini

Getting to the city

There is regular bus and train service to the airport from the downtown Rimini Railway Station.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in September).

Car rental

Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Maggiore, Travel Car and Sixt operate car hire facilities from Rimini Airport.

Airport Taxis

There are metred taxis available outside the terminal. Tariffs are increased at night.

Facilities

The terminal contains restaurants, duty-free shopping, banks, ATMs, and information services.

Parking

There is short and long-term parking available at the airport. Parking is free up to 20 minutes, hourly and daily rates vary. See the airport website for detailed rates.

www.riminiairport.com

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