Car Hire at Venice Marco Polo Airport
This information is correct as of August 2015
Cars might be a no-no in the centre of Venice, but when you hire a car at Venice Marco Polo Airport you enjoy the best of Veneto. The famed shores of Lake Garda, the lush vineyards of Valpolicella and the secluded beaches along the Adriatic coast are just a short drive away.
Where to hire a car at Venice Marco Polo Airport
The car hire desks are in the arrivals section of the terminal building. Companies offering car hire from Venice Marco Polo Airport include AutoEuropa, Autovia, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto/Enterprise, Maggiore, Sixt, and Noleggiare.
Petrol stations near Venice Marco Polo Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a petrol station on the grounds of the airport, so you don’t need to stress about filling up en route.
Driving around Venice Marco Polo Airport
A major road (the SS14) passes outside the airport. From here you can connect onto the Autostrada 27 and the Autostrada 57. The roads are quite large and fast, and Italians have a reputation for their relaxed attitude to road safety, so it’s important to keep your wits about you. We recommend choosing a car hire package that includes a sat-nav system.
Getting to your destination
Famous for its canal networks and impressive architecture, the city of Venice is one of the most romantic and iconic cities in Europe. There’s plenty for love-birds and culture vultures, but families will also enjoy a trip to Venice: check out our top tips for the perfect family holiday in Venice.
It takes about 15 minutes to drive to Venice from Marco Polo Airport. You will need to leave your rental car outside the city walls, where you can easily reach it for day trips. There are two massive car parks where you can leave your car: Pizzale Roma and Tronchetto (the largest car park in Europe). Both car parks cost the same: €26 (about £18.40) for 12 hours, and €30 (about £21.25) for a full day.
Lido di Jesolo
A favourite destination for European sun seekers, Lido di Jesolo is a fantastic seaside resort just a hop skip and jump from Venice itself.
Lido di Jesolo is about half an hour’s drive away from Venice Marco Polo Airport. The streets can be crowded during the summer high season, so it’s best to look for hotels in Jesolo with their own car parks.
The picturesque town of Bardolino is the perfect choice for people who are visiting Lake Garda for the first time. Wine lovers will definitely enjoy staying here: the hills surrounding the town boast no less than 70 DOC vineyards to explore.
It takes about an hour and a half to drive to Bardolino from Venice Marco Polo Airport. There’s a large public car park in the town, but if you’re planning on basing yourself in Bardolino it’s best to choose accommodation with car parking.
Prices subject to change