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Treviso Airport to Mestre and Venice by Express Bus

1. Treviso Airport to Mestre and Venice by Express Bus

Save money on expensive taxis or the hassle of navigating complicated public transport systems on arrival at Antonio Canova Treviso Airport, and enjoy a direct transfer to Venice and Mestre by express bus. Upon landing, make your way to the bus station outside the arrivals hall where the driver will be waiting to take you and your luggage. Sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort and let your friends and family back home know you have arrived safely with the free Wi-Fi. Also available for departure transfers (or as a round-trip ticket), the journey to the airport from Mestre takes 50 minutes from Corso del Popolo and 55 minutes from Mestre Railway Station, while the journey from Venice takes 70 minutes from Piazzale Roma. Please see the complete bus schedules in the photo section.

Venice: Waterbus and Mainland Bus Pass

2. Venice: Waterbus and Mainland Bus Pass

Enjoy your trip in Venice and use public transportation without queuing at the ticket offices. Just head to the yellow ticket machines that you can find at the vaporetto stops across the city: enter the PNR code that you'll find on your voucher and get the paper ticket with which you can catch your vaporetto. Your tickets must be validated each time before boarding a water bus. The validity of your ticket begins from the exact time it is first validated.

Marco Polo Airport to/from Mestre Train Station: Express Bus

3. Marco Polo Airport to/from Mestre Train Station: Express Bus

Transfer from Marco Polo Airport to Mestre Train Station with ease on the express bus service, and arrive at your destination in approximately 20 minutes. Benefit from drop offs at the main railway station of the area, with easy access to Venice and its surroundings. Experience the quickest and cheapest way to get to Mestre from the airport, without any sacrifice to your comfort. On request the bus can drop you off at scheduled stops via Forte Marghera and Corso del Popolo, making it convenient for several hotels en route.  Purchase a return or round-trip transfer to Marco Polo Airport from Mestre to save both time and money. Buses from Mestre depart from the same place as your drop off, or from the ATVO bus platforms outside Mestre Train Station if more convenient. Dedicated staff are at your disposal to give you assistance and information along the way. 

Express Bus Service: Venice to Cortina

4. Express Bus Service: Venice to Cortina

Head to the Pearl of the Dolomites directly from Venice with this comfortable coach transfer. Leave directly from Piazzale Roma and reach Cortina d'Ampezzo in 2h45 minutes. The transfer is quick, comfortable and economical. The same service is also available from the Mestre train station (it takes 2h35) and Venice Marco Polo Airport (it takes 2h20). A return transfer from Cortina to Marco Polo Airport, Mestre and Venice is available as well. Once you have loaded your luggage in the compartment underneath, board the bus and enjoy the comfortable, air-conditioned ride to Cortina D'Ampezzo with some stops along the way.

Venice Water Taxi Transfers Piazzale Roma to Hotels

5. Venice Water Taxi Transfers Piazzale Roma to Hotels

Getting to the center of Venice from the mainland can be a hassle, but with this exclusive shared boat service, you will be transferred in style. Your service departs from Piazzale Roma, where all the buses terminate, including the bus shuttle from Marco Polo Airport. Reach your central Venice hotel with ease. Based on 2 people sharing, the water taxi will stop at or nearby your required location, making stops for the other travelers as requested en route.

From Mestre to Venice Lido Beach: Direct Speedboat Transfer

6. From Mestre to Venice Lido Beach: Direct Speedboat Transfer

Get straight to the beaches of Lido from the mainland with a direct speed boat service. Arrive at the beach ready to relax after boating in on a 45-50-minute journey. Skip the traffic from the historic center of Venice and avoid the long lines at the public jetties of Piazzale Roma and Tronchetto. Rest easy with guaranteed seating on the boat, unlike local public services where seating is first-come, first-served.

Direct Coach Venice Airport or Mestre to Cortina

7. Direct Coach Venice Airport or Mestre to Cortina

Are you landing at Marco Polo Airport or arriving by train at Mestre railway station and looking for a direct connection to Cortina d'Ampezzo? Then, this is the right service for you: quick, comfortable and immediately available at the airport. If you are landing at Marco Polo Airport, exit from the main arrivals hall and go to the right following directions for the Tour Bus Park. There, you will find the ATVO Express bus to Cortina. If you are arriving at the Mestre train station, you just need to follow the "Bus" directions along track nr. 1 inside the station and you will get to the secondary exit just in front of your bus departure stop. Once you have loaded your luggage underneath, you can get on and enjoy a comfortable trip on-board of an air-conditioned coach.

Private Transfer: Venice Airport to Venice Mestre

8. Private Transfer: Venice Airport to Venice Mestre

Enjoy the ease of door-to-door service with a private transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport to hotels located in Mestre Venice. Your driver will meet you at the arrivals area inside the Venice Marco Polo Airport, in front of the lost and found office which you will find after passing through the baggage claim zone. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it for easy recognition and a swift departure to your hotel. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the start of your stay in Venice.

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What people are saying about Mestre

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9,134 reviews

Best way to get around (other than by foot) and definitely worth it if you want to visit any of the other islands.

The Vapporetto is a great way to experience the grand canal and get around Venice.

this was great so easy to use and find great way so see venice would recommend

Flight was cancelled and plans changed. Tried to cancel the booking.

It's worth the three day bonus. we use it quite a bit.