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Aeroporto Marco Polo. Venice's Aeroporto Marco Polo is on the mainland, 10 km (6 miles) north of the city. It's served by domestic and international flights, including connections from 21 European cities, plus direct flights from New York's JFK and other U.S. cities. Despite recent expansion, the airport is still too small for the amount of traffic it has to handle. To avoid substantial queues at check-in, it's highly advisable to use online check-in services if provided by your airline. 041/2609260. www.veniceairport.it.
From Marco Polo terminal it's a mostly covered seven-minute walk to the dock where boats depart for Venice's historic center.
Alilaguna. This company has regular, scheduled ferry service from predawn until nearly midnight. During most of the day there are two departures from the airport to Venice every hour, at 15 and 45 minutes after the hour. Early morning and evening departures are less frequent, but there is at least one per hour. The charge is €15, including bags, and it takes about 1½ hours to reach the landing near Piazza San Marco; some ferries also stop at Fondamente Nove, Murano, Lido, the Cannaregio Canal, and the Rialto. Slight reductions are possible if you book a round trip on line. 041/2401701. www.alilaguna.it.
ATVO. Buses run by ATVO make a quick (20 minute) and cheap (€6) trip from the airport to Piazzale Roma, from where you can get a vaporetto to the stop nearest your hotel. Tickets are sold from machines and at the airport ground transportation booth (open daily 9–7:30), and on the bus when tickets are otherwise unavailable. The public ACTV Bus #5 also runs to the Piazzale Roma in about the same time. Tickets (€6) are available at the airport ground transportation booth. A taxi to Piazzale Roma costs about €35. 0421/383672. www.atvo.it.
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