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Venice Marco Polo airport car hire

Airport Code: VCE

If you plan to fly onto the Italian mainland you may discover the Venice Marco Polo Airport, VCE, is a good option for you.  Named after the famous Venetian traveler Marco Polo, who is considered the first European to 'discover' China.  You can discover the city of Venice by car hire Venice Airport. 

Serving over six million passengers per year, Marco Polo Airport is quickly reaching its full capacity after only 8 years in operation with its new modern terminal.  The airport is connected to the nearby railway station of Venice-Mestre and to the bus terminal of Venice-Piazzale Roma, and also to Piazza San Marco by water taxi.  However, you can make the 8 km north to Venice in a less public way by Venice Airport car hire.

For car rental in Venice airport you can find counters for main car hire companies in the Arrivals Hall at Venice Marco Polo Airport. These car rental companies include:

  • Auto Europa
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Easy Car
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • Maggiore
  • Sixt
  • Targad Rent
  • Thrifty 
  • Travelcar

Book your Venice car hire vehicle in advance and get the cheapest deals on 7 seater, 9 seater, luxury car and all types of rental car for collection in Venice Marco Polo Airport.

For cheap car rental in Venice, Italy book in advance with us. The best way to tour Venice  is with your own rental car, this allows you to move around more comfortably and avoid the hassles of public transportation. Our book engine on the right will find for you the cheapest car hire offers in Venice Marco Polo Airport.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: Venice, Italy

Airport Code: VCE

Telephone: +39(0)41 2606111

Distance: Venice city || 7.5 Miles / 12 km / 18 minutes by rental car from Downtown Venice

Address: Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo Viale G. Galilei, 30/1 30030 Tessera-Venezia Italy

Timezone: GMT+1

Population: 270,660


St Mark's Basilica

Visit the most famous of the city's churches  and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture.  The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark is the cathedral church of the roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice.  It is located on the Piazza San Marco adjacent and connected to the Doge's Palace.  

St Mark's Basilica

The amazingly ornate exterior of the basilica is adorned with arches, spires, and greek horses.  The golden-gilded interior is based on a Greek cross, and the amazing marble floor is entirely tessellated in geometric patterns and animal designs.  Every square inch of the basilica, inside and out, is a work of ornate art, making St Mark's definitely worth a stop on your way around town by car hire Venice, Italy.

The Bridge of Sighs

A local legend says that lovers will be granted everlasting love and bliss if the kiss on a gondola at sunset under the bridge.  Weather you are planning your visit with your significant other or your mom, this historic bridge is a lovely sight to see.  The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars.

The Bridge of Sighs passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the old prisons to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace (not the most romantic of beginnings for such a legend).  The view from the bridge was the last view that convicts saw before their imprisonment, hence the name, from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice.

Ca' d'Oro

This is one of the older palazzi of Venice, and regarded as the most beautiful palazzi on the Grand Canal.  It has always been known as Ca' d'Oro (golden house) due to the gilt and polychrome external decorations which once adorned its walls.

Built between 1428 and 1430 for the Contarini family, its principal façade facing onto the Grand Canal is built in the Bon's Venetian Floral gothic style, utilizing lots of ornate designs in repetition.  Many call this a 'wedding cake' exterior.

Park your Venice, Italy car hire and take a gondola up the Grand Canal to view this extraordinary palazzi.

Day Trips

Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia

Venice's natural history museum is housed in the Fondaco dei Turchi, an amazing building in its own rite.  The collection here is mainly based around the nature of the Venetian lagoon that surrounds the city.  Featured here are many prehistoric skeletons, including an Ouranosaurus nigeriensis from the area.

Burano Island

This island sits in the northern end of the Venetian Lagoon near Torcelo, and is known for its lacework.  About 7 km from Venice, it is a short 40 minute trip by Venetian motorboat, or "vaporetti".

Burano is also known for its small, brightly-painted houses, which provide a delightful contrast to the ornate architecture of the city.  The colors requests for their houses are submitted to the government, who decides based on certain colors permitted for that lot.  The result is the myriad of warm, pastel colors that characterizes the island.

Lido di Venezia

Leave your cheap car rental Venice, Italy behind for a day and visit the border of the Adriatic Sea.  The Lido is an 11 km long sandbar located on the outer edge of the Venetian Lagoon.  Home to the Venice film Festival every September, plan your trip in early fall and perhaps catch a glimpse at some up and coming stars.

The heart of the island is the Gran Viale Santa maria Elisabetta, a wide street, spanning from one side of the la


Hotel Danieli Venice

Castello 4196




Tel: (39)(041) 522 6480

Hotel Rialto

Riva del Ferro

Ponte di Rialto, San Marco 5149,

30124 Venice, Italy


Fax +39.041.5238958


Airlines Providing Airport Services to Venice, Italy

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • Aeroflot
  • Air Baltic
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Dolomiti
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Air One
  • Air Transat
  • Alitalia
  • Austrian
  • Baboo
  • Blue Air
  • BMI
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Carpatair
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