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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. 

Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

4. Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

Over the course of five days, visit the most enchanting locations of Italy, soaking up art, culture, cuisine and the famous Italian romance. Led by a friendly guide, depart from Rome and visit Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Padova, Venice and Montepulciano. See masterpieces from the likes of Michelangelo, Giotto, and Cimabue. Roam ancient cobbled streets, marvel at magnificent cathedrals, and taste delightful wines. This tour aims to inform and entertain you at the same time. Staying in comfy accommodation and traveling by deluxe bus, touring Italy couldn’t be easier. With 4 meals provided for you, plus an excellent itinerary and knowledgeable guides, sit back, relax and "get Italian". Day 1 Depart from Rome at 7:15 AM heading towards Assisi. Explore this tiny town dating back to the Middle Ages. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and see works by Giotto and Cimabue. Afterwards drive towards Siena, whose highlight is Piazza del Campo. Continue to Florence where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner (included) and a well-deserved night of rest. Day 2: Florence After breakfast, spend the day exploring Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the Duomo, the Campanile Tower, Palazzo Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch (for free) in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. In the afternoon, wander the cobbled streets or take a short, optional trip to Pisa where you could enjoy a tour of the Square of Miracles, the Leaning Tower and the Duomo. Dinner is at your leisure. Back in Florence rest in your hotel and recharge your batteries for the next day. Day 3 Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. Wander through the city’s 38 kilometers' worth of elegant arcades, for which it is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city. In the afternoon, continue towards Padova, with its original Sant’Antonio Basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, famous for its quaint gondola boats and intricate architecture. Check in at your hotel and enjoy your first Venetian dinner (included) and overnight stay. Day 4: Venice Hit the water and board a private waterbus to enjoy a cruise through the canals of Venice. Stop off at Murano to learn about the ancient art of glass blowing. Continue on to St. Mark’s Square for an exterior visit of the splendid cathedral. See the Doge Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy a spritz or Prosecco with your guide to cap off a day of discovery. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight. Day 5 After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches, castles and its delicious wines. Proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Noble” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included! Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends.

Express Bus Service: Venice to Cortina

5. 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 2 hours and 45 minutes. The transfer is quick, comfortable and economical. Service is also available from the Mestre train station and Venice Marco Polo Airport. A return transfer from Cortina to 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. It takes only 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach Cortina D'Ampezzo from the airport, with some stops along the way.

Venice Water Taxi Transfers Piazzale Roma to Hotels

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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. The bus takes only 2-hours from the aiport to Cortina D'Ampezzo.

Private Transfer: Venice Airport to Venice Mestre

9. 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

Made travel around Venice very easy. Picked pass up at the airport in the luggage hall and then we’re covered for the whole trip

Very easy to navigate once you understand where the stops are! Mainland bus pass was simple to use and efficient service.

Very easy to activate our tickets (no line ups) and start our adventure exploring.

Seems the best value way to get from the airport and back and nice and simple

Very easy to find and very comfortable transfer. Brilliant value for money!