There are few more enchanting airport transfers than the journey over the water from Marco Polo Airport to the heart of historic Venice. Venice Marco Polo Airport is situated on the Italian mainland near Mestre, and there is a small dock for water taxis that traverse the water before winding along the canals of the city. Marco Polo is Venice's main commercial airport and the fourth busiest in Italy.
Venice Marco Polo Airport is a European hub for Volotea and Easyjet. Most flights are short-haul, to and from European destinations, although long-haul flights feature seasonally during the summer months. These reach across the Atlantic to destinations in the United States and Canada. Arrivals is on the ground floor while departures and all check-in desks are found on the first floor. This is a busy airport running at full capacity.
The airport is technically part of Venice although it's not located on any of the city's islands. Water taxis are located to the left of the arrivals hall and are clearly signposted. It's a ten-minute walk to the waterfront with some premier transfer companies offering porter services or minivan transfers. Water taxi is the most comfortable but most expensive airport transfer available, but is the iconic way to enter Venice. Scheduled bus services run from the airport to Piazzale Roma, while there are also a handful of rail services that connect the airport with Venice's main train station. Both these arrival points are to the west of historic Venice and the journey to the hotel must continue on foot, or by a water taxi or water bus along the canals.
The airport is named after the legendary Venetian traveller Marco Polo, who is credited as being the first European to visit Central Asia and China. His 13th century “Book of the Marvels of the World” can be seen as the world's first ever travel guide.