When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Venice?
Venice is an incredibly popular destination and gets very busy during the summer months, over holidays like Christmas and Easter and during local events like Carnevale in February. The cheapest time to buy Venice flights is during the off-season, which lasts from November to March/mid-April (excluding big holidays). Nevertheless, keep your eyes open for last-minute flights; they can pop up at any time on Netflights.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Venice?
The best time to book flights to Venice is six to eight weeks in advance. This will give you the most choices for airlines and return flights as well as the best deals. Carnevale is a huge tourist attraction, so be sure to book well in advance if you want to join the party. The winter months are a great time to pick up bargain last-minute flights.
Flying to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
Venice Marco Polo (VCE) is the city’s main international airport, since Venice Treviso is only used by Ryanair. Located on the mainland just under five miles (eight kilometres) from the city centre, it’s the fifth-busiest in Italy. British Airways offers direct flights departing from London-Heathrow and London-Gatwick. BA CityFlyer departs from Glasgow and Edinburgh; EasyJet departs from Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton and Manchester; and Ryanair offers return flights from Bristol. There are often additional direct flights available during peak travel times. Find cheap flights to Venice seasonally from Jet2, which currently services Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford and Manchester with service to and from Birmingham coming in March 2018. Check-in for Venice flights with Thomas Cook at Manchester, TUI Airlines at London-Gatwick and Manchester or British Airways at any London airport.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
With only one large terminal, Venice Marco Polo Airport is extremely easy to navigate. The ground floor is reserved for arrivals, while passengers can check-in on the first floor and airline offices are located on the second floor in addition to VIP lounges, a terrace and a prayer room. On the ground floor, you’ll find taxi and hotel services, currency exchange and restaurants. In the departures area, there are banks, a post-office, restaurants and cafes as well as duty-free shopping, a family area, an optician and a shoe shop.
Getting to the City from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
You can take either a taxi or bus into the city from the airport. Regional and urban buses connect the airport to two railway stations located near the city centre: Venezia Mestre (MESTRE EXPRESS, ACTV 15) and Venezia Santa Lucia (VENEZIA EXPRESS, ACTV 5). The trip takes between 25 and 35 minutes. Bus #45 also goes to the city centre. Water buses run from the airport to the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano and Lido; tickets can be purchased in the arrivals hall. Private motor boats are also available as well as car hires.
Why visit Venice?
Venice is famous for its network of canals and its Gothic and Renaissance architecture that lines them. Undeniably beautiful and dreamy, Venice has always been a magnet for artists of all kinds and couples looking for a romantic getaway. Although Venice is home to superstar attractions like St. Mark’s Basilica and the Gallerie dell'Accademia, the quaint and quiet side-canals with their little stone bridges are what often capture people’s hearts.
Take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal, view artistic masterpieces and gape at monumental churches before relaxing at a chic water-side cafe for coffee and cicheti (Venetian tapas). Shop for beautiful glassware or elegant masks characteristic of the Venetian Carnevale, one of Europe’s most grand and decadent festivals. Venice has always been a trend-setting, outward-looking, ambitious and playful city. In a city that confidently defies all logic, it’s easy to have fun. Find flights to Venice today and make 2019 / 2020 the year you experience this unique city.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
There are plenty of ATMs and currency exchanges located at the airport, but it can be useful to have some euros with you on arrival. There are no other travel considerations for British travellers to Venice as a visit is not required for United Kingdom (UK) passport holders.