Book the romantic trip of a lifetime with Flybe to Venice, and fall in love with a city made up of over 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea. With no roads, just canals lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces, elegant Gondolas and dreamy-eyed lovers, there is no place in the world like it. Discover it for yourself and book cheap flights to Venice with Flybe today.
Imagine a city built of marble palaces on a lagoon, the birthplace of modern opera and imbued with the unique Italian love of life and culture. Over the centuries, Venice has been many things – a trading post, a Republic in its own right, and arguably the world’s most famous tourist destination, not to mention a World Heritage site. With cheap flights to Venice with Flybe, you can explore labyrinthine streets, ornate Byzantine palaces and countless cafés hidden amongst endless canals. Regarded by some as a tourist trap and by others as a living museum, Venice is unique in its elegant decay. One thing is for sure, you’ll never experience a more romantic getaway than in The Floating City.
No trip to Venice is complete without a Bellini in the famous Harry’s Bar, the iconic 1930s cocktail bar on Calle Vallaresso. Start your evening at Al Mercà on the Rialto Bridge with the local aperitivo ritual, a small glass of wine (or two) alongside a tapas-like snack. Both students and more mature clientele head to the Campo Santa Margherita to drink and chat in bars such as Caffè Rosso and Sbarlefo. Here too is the lively Venice Jazz Club, which offers live performances on most evenings. The best evenings are spent wandering the thousand little streets in the moonlight, stopping wherever you fancy for a glass of something or a bite to eat. And if it’s dancing you’re after, head to Mestre on the mainland to club TAG.
Venice is famous for its local crafts. A mix of trinket stores line the narrow Mercerie off Piazza San Marco. More expensive clothing and gift boutiques make for great window-shopping on Calle Larga XXII Marzo, and the narrow Frezzeria’s tiny clothing stores are great to browse. Our tip? Jump on a water taxi to the islands of Murano for hand-blown glass, and Burano for delicate lace items or unique pieces of art. If you’re into haggling, don’t expect a bargain; as centuries-old merchants Venetians are renowned for not budging on price.
In a relatively tiny area, Venice harbours an immense and dazzling wealth of artistic and architectural treasures. Some are in plain view, others are concealed along the city’s labyrinth of medieval streets. A Gondola ride through the canals is a must (official rates are set), as is a visit to the Doges Palace, once the seat of government and a masterpiece of gothic architecture. To be honest, there is so much to see it’s best to arm yourself with a map and just start exploring – but on the way, stop off in St Mark’s Square for coffee and a pastry and partake in the obligatory Italian pastime of people watching.
Venice Marco Polo Airport is situated on the mainland just five miles north of the city and connects to the Mestre railway station and the Piazalle Roma bus terminal in the city centre. You can even take a water shuttle in to the city.
IATA code: VCE
Name: Venice Marco Polo Airport
Address: Via Galileo Galilei, 30/1, 30173 Tessera, Venezia VE, Italy
Telephone: +39 041 260 6111
Marco Polo Park offers a wide range of short and long term parking options close to the terminal building
The Alilaguna water bus departs from outside the terminal and stops in Venice with an average journey time of around 40 minutes. Shuttle buses to Piazzale Roma take 20-25 minutes and depart from outside the Arrivals hall.
Venice Marco Polo Airport has a dedicated taxi operator with taxis available from outside the Arrivals Hall. A taxi ride to the centre of Venice takes around 20 minutes. For more details on the rate, ask the staff in charge of the taxis before starting your journey.
Several car hire companies operate from Venice Marco Polo Airport including Avis, Flybe's car hire partner. You’ll find the car hire desks on the third floor of Car Park 1.
We recommend booking your hire car in advance for the best price, and to ensure a speedy departure from the terminal after your flight to Venice. Booking car hire with Avis is easy – simply add on a car hire option when booking your Flybe flights.
If you’re hiring a car from the airport, it’s worth remembering that you can’t drive in Venice itself. You can drive to dedicated car parking lots and leave your hire car there for a number of days for a fee. Your car hire company will be able to advise you the locations and rates of the various parking lots on the outskirts of the city. Many have shuttle buses or water buses that can then take you in to Venice itself.
There are hundreds of accommodation options in Venice, ranging from luxurious to cheap and cheerful. With our partner, Booking.com, you’ll find accommodation to perfectly suit your taste and your budget.