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Getting from Venice Airport to Mestre

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How to get from Venice Airport to Mestre

There are two different transfer options to get from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Mestre, taking a taxi or a bus. The quickest and most convenient option is to take an airport taxi as the journey will take only 16 minutes in normal traffic. Venice Marco Polo airport taxis arent charged using a flat rate, instead, they use a time-based system, so the journey to Mester will cost around 30€. Your second option is to take either the ATVO express bus which costs 8€ one-way and takes around 17 minutes to reach Mestre or the ACTV City Bus which also costs 8€ one-way but takes approximately 30 minutes.

Comparison of the options

Bus €16 17-30min 05:45–00:50
Taxi €30 16min 24/7

How to get from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Mestre by bus

There are two different bus options to take from Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE) to Mestre, the ATVO Express bus or the ACTV City bus line 15. Because of the routes, if you are staying in the centre of Mestre, it's advisable to take the ATVO bus and if you're staying more in the outskirts, the ACTV bus will take you closer to your accommodation.

The ATVO Express bus is by far the most comfortable and quickest option as it only takes 17 minutes to reach the main train station in Mestre. Your other option is to take the ACTV City bus line 15 which takes around 30 minutes to reach Mestre in light traffic, as it makes multiple stops along the way.

How much is bus from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Mestre?

Both the ACTV City bus and the ATVO Express bus cost 8€ one-way from Venice Marco Polo (VCE) airport to Mestre.

You have many options when it comes to buying your ATVO bus ticket, from the ATVO ticket counter or automated machines in the baggage area, from either of the two ATVO ticket counters in the arrivals hall, or from the automatic ticket machines next to the ATVO bus stop.

You can purchase your ACTV City bus ticket from either the ticket machine at the Public Transportation counter in the arrivals hall or at the Tabacci shop also located in the arrivals hall and marked by a large 'T'.



Trip Duration

17 - 35 Min.

There can be up to 30 minutes wait for the bus.

Value for Money

The ATVO Express bus is available daily from 6:06 to 00:50 and runs every 17 minutes. The ACTV City bus is available from 5:45 to 20:15 running every 30 minutes.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the ATVO Express bus by exiting the arrivals hall at door D and walking to your left. Here you will see the ATVO bus stops. Stop 1 is the correct bay for Mestre Railway Station. This bus leaves every 17 minutes from 6:06 to 0:50.

The ACTV bus leaves from the bus terminal located just outside the arrivals hall and to your left. You will see the ACTV City bus clearly as they are orange or white with green trim. You can catch this bus ever 30 minutes from 5:45 to 20:15.


Taking a bus from Venice Marco Polo (VCE) airport to Mestre isn't your most convenient option as they don't run 24/7. If you arrive during the late hours of the night, you will need to either wait a few hours for the next bus or look for a different transfer option. Also, there isn't any dedicated luggage storage on the buses, so you will need to manoeuvre and keep your luggage with you at your seat.

Editor’s Note

Although the ATVO Express bus runs more frequently and is quicker than the ACTV City bus, it will only take you to the Mestre Railway Station. If your accommodation is far from the station, the ACTV bus may actually drop you closer to your hotel and save you extra transport fees or time.

Useful Tips

Be sure to validate your ATVO ticket at the yellow stamping machines before or immediately after boarding the bus.
You must swipe your ACTV City bus ticket as you board using the machines available. If your ticket is accepted the reader will flash green.
If you are arriving at peak time, you may wish to but your ATVO Express bus ticket online to ensure your place on the bus and illuminate queues.

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How to get from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Mestre by taxi

Taxi transfers from Venice Marco Polo airport are available 24/7 and taxis can easily be found queuing up just outside of the arrivals hall. Official taxis in Venice airport are white in colour with a taxi sign on top, however, the signs and stickers on the sides can vary. These taxis don't charge using a flat rate system, instead, they charge you depending on how long your journey takes. From Venice Marco Polo Airport to Mestre it should take around 16 minutes in light traffic, costing approximately 30€.

Taxi fare from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Mestre

Taxis at Venice Marco Polo airport are charged using a time-based system, so the longer your journey takes, because of traffic or roadworks, the more your journey will cost. The base fare for all Taxis at VCE airport is 3.20€ and your total journey should cost around 30€ in normal traffic.

Be sure to carry cash in the form of Euros with you and ensure your driver turns on and resets the meter before you begin your journey.


The most convenient thing about taking an airport taxi is that no matter what time you arrive at the airport, you can easily hop in a cab and make your way to the door of your accommodation. All of your luggage and personal items will also be safely and securely stored, so you can have peace of mind while you make your way to Mestre.

Editor’s Note

Standard sized taxis only have room for two medium sized suitcases, so if you're traveling with a lot of luggage, you may need to request a larger, mini-van style taxi to ensure you can store all your luggage for the journey.

Useful Tips

Most taxis at Venice Marco Polo Airport don't accept card payments, so it's advisable to take cash in the form of Euros to pay your driver.
Although many taxi drivers speak English, it's a good idea to write down your accommodation address and show it to the driver.
Ensure your driver turns on and resets the taxi meter before your journey begins.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Venice Marco Polo airport to the train station in Mestre?

You have two options to get from Venice Marco Polo (VCE) airport to the Mestre Train Station. First, you can take a taxi which will cost approximately 30€ (charged on a time-based system, not a flat rate fee) and take around 17 minutes. Your second option is to take the ATVO Express bus which costs only 8€ and takes around 17 minutes in light traffic.

How do you get from Venice airport to your hotel?

You can either take a taxi or a bus from Venice Airport to your hotel in Mestre. A taxi will take around 17 minutes and cost approximately 30€ depending on the exact distance to your hotel. The ATVO bus will take around 17 minutes to reach the Mestre Train station and from here you will need to walk or take other means of transportation to your hotel. The ACTV City bus makes multiple stops around the centre and outskirts of Mestre, but takes around 30 minutes to reach the centre. Both buses cost 8€ one-way/

How much is the bus from Venice Marco Polo airport to Mestre?

Both the ATVO Express bus and the ACTV City bus cost 8€ one-way from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Mestre. However, the ACTV bus takes around 13 minutes longer to reach the centre.

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