Car Hire at Venice Marco Polo Airport
This information is correct as of November 2015
Whether you want to visit the oldest botanical gardens in the world, sample locally made Prosecco or get lost in the romantic streets of Venice, you can find the best car hire at Venice Marco Polo Airport with Skyscanner. Why not check out our guide on things to do in Venice.
Where to hire a car at Venice Marco Polo Airport
There are nine car hire companies with desks at Venice Marco Polo Airport: AutoEuropa, Autovia, Avis, Europecar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, Sixt and Noleggiare. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
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.
Luckily there is a Total garage located just 12 minutes from Venice Marco Polo Airport. Take Viale Galileo to the SS14 then take Via Triestina, Via Vallenari and Via Ugo Vallenari to the SR14 and the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Venice Marco Polo Airport
Venice Marco Polo Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads however for those visiting Venice it is a better idea to take public transport to the Piazzale Roma where you catch your means of transport to Venice as no cars are allowed on the island. Otherwise, you will be paying to leave your rental car parked there until you leave Venice and collect it.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Venice Marco Polo Airport.
Charming Padua is filled with elegant colonnades, tree lined boulevards and enchanting architecture. Lively markets and lovely cafes and restaurants give this town a real buzz while horticulturalists will be in their element exploring the botanical gardens which are the oldest in the world dating back to 1545! Nights in Padua have a party atmosphere with bars and clubs filling with friendly locals out for evening drinks and chatter. From frescoes and churches to live music and mouth-watering cuisine, don’t pass Padua by.
Padua is approximately 45 minutes by car from Venice Marco Polo Airport. Take Via Galileo to teh SS14 and follow this to the 75. Get on the A4 to Via Sergio Fraccalanza and take the exit for Padova. Follow the signs to Padua centre.
Known as ‘Little Venice’ Treviso is a maze of narrow cobbled streets lined by scenic waterways. Elegant houses draped with flowers line the canal-side streets and beautiful piazzas. The aroma of seafood and vegetable markets fill the air while frescoes and museum treasures are a joy to discover. Fine medieval churches adorned with Renaissance art peek out from corners of the city while shoppers can delight in the array of boutiques and high end fashions on sale here. Treviso is, after all, the home of Benetton. Another reason to visit is for the Prosecco. Made here in the surrounding hills, you can taste this bubbly nectar to your heart’s content.
Treviso is just 30 minutes by car from Venice Marco Polo Airport. Take Viale Galileo from the airport and get on the 27 to the SR89. Take the exit for Treviso Sud. Follow the signs to the centre of Treviso.
Stunning Venice is the highlight of any trip to Italy and ideal for a romantic break. Built over 117 islands, the maze of canals and waterways are what make this city so extraordinary. Whether you want to take a gondola ride, see the famous St Marks Basilica or the Doges Palace, ogle the spectacular works in art in Dorsoduro, visit the trendy beach at Lido Island or simply sample the fabulous local ice cream, be sure to bring a good pair f walking shoes! With so many bustling cafes, lively bars and restaurants, museums, galleries and outdoor markets to explore, you’ll definitely need them.
It takes just 20 minutes to reach Venice from Marco Polo Airport. Take Viale Galileo to the SS14 and follow this to the SS11 which takes you on to Ponte della Liberta.
When driving to Venice you will arrive at the western edge but you will have to stay parked at the entrance to the city at the Piazzale Roma or Tronchetto. Be aware that parking here is very expensive; from €26 for 12 hours to €30 for 24 hours. You can also park near the Mestre railway station, and catch a train to Venice. Parking here costs €1.50 per hour.
Prices subject to change