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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Venice (VCE)
Book in the Goldilocks Window
We’re asked all the time if there’s a specific day of the week when airline tickets are cheapest. The truth is: There’s not. However, we do have recommendations on how far in advance of a trip you should start looking for flights to find the best deals. We call it the Goldilocks Window—not too soon, not too late. For domestic flights, that means booking 1–3 months before a trip. For international trips, the sweet spot is a little earlier, about 2–8 months ahead of a trip.
If you’re looking for a flight during peak travel season, like summer in Venice, or if you’re traveling for a wedding or other event without flexible travel dates, it’s best to plan even further in advance. If you want to visit Venice in July, you would be wise to start looking for flights in December, for example.
Last-minute deals are very rare during busy travel seasons. In fact, we see fares jump 21, 14, and 7 days ahead of departure dates, so it’s best to book before then at least.
Use the Greek Islands Trick
Like the Greek islands, Venice can be expensive to reach. Luckily, our beloved Greek Islands Trick works all over Europe. If you really want to fly from Boston to Venice in July, for example, you could be looking at airfare of $1,400 or more. Instead, check out fares to London or Milan, which can be found for under $800. Pair that with a low-cost regional airline ticket (sometimes under $150) from London to Venice, and you’ve saved yourself a few hundred dollars you can put toward a hotel. If you’re flying into another city in Italy—or even Switzerland—you can look into train tickets, too.
It takes a little more work to plan this type of trip, but it can potentially save a bundle.
Search alternative departure airports
Like the Greek Islands Trick, you can save money by looking for different airports on the departure side. Again, say you want to fly from Boston to Venice, but prices are more than you’re willing to spend. Look for flights out of New York instead. If you see a great deal, it’s likely worth the drive or train trip for the transatlantic leg of your flight.
We see deals every day from airports big and small all over the US, so no matter where you live, it’s a good idea to check out prices from elsewhere; if you see an amazing deal, look into what it will cost you to get to that airport.
Fly when it’s cheaper
Like much of Europe, Venice gets busy in the summer. This makes sense. The weather is warm, and kids are out of school so families can take longer trips. But, more visitors means airlines can charge more for flight tickets.
The more flexible you can be with your travel dates the better. We love traveling during shoulder seasons, the periods just before and after a destination’s peak season. That’s April–May and September–November in Venice. The weather is still nice, but you’ll have fewer crowds and lower airfare and hotel rates than in the height of summer.
You can save even more by visiting in the winter. Really, there’s no bad time to visit Venice. It’s beautiful in all seasons and typically doesn't get too cold.
Even if you are traveling during the summer, you can still save money by looking for flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. These are the cheapest days to fly, while Fridays and Sundays are usually the most expensive.
Set alerts for specific trips
You don’t have to tell us twice that tracking ever-changing airfare is hard work. The good news is that technology can do some of that work for you.
Set up fare alerts for your travel dates, being sure to add multiple alerts if your dates or departure cities are flexible, and you’ll get an email when prices drop into your target range or by a significant amount. All you have to do is book. It’s best to do this before the Goldilocks Window we talked about before so you can take advantage of the deals that come up during that time.
Venice is easy to reach from Europe but not so easy to reach from elsewhere. Most visitors will have at least one connection, likely somewhere in Europe.
Frequently asked questions about flying to Venice (VCE)
What is the airport code for Venice Marco Polo Airport?
The airport code for Venice Marco Polo Airport is VCE.
When is high season in Venice?
High season in Venice runs from late April to mid-September, with crowds peaking in July and August. Venice gets crowded with families who travel during the summer when kids are out of school, as well as for the Venice Film Festival in late August and September. It’s especially crowded during the days in the summer, when cruise passengers disembark. February is another high season, during Carnival, though this mostly draws Italian tourists.
When is the best time to visit Venice?
There’s no real bad time to visit Venice. If you’re hoping for warm weather, June–August is the best time to visit, but it’s also the most crowded and most expensive. April–May and September–November are good times to visit for slightly cheaper prices, fewer crowds, and still decent weather (though it can be a little chilly or rainy).
December–March, with the exception of Carnival, is the cheapest time to visit.
Does VCE have its own on-site hotel?
There are no hotels attached to the actual airport terminal, but a few hotels are located very close to Venice Marco Polo Airport and offer shuttle service.
- Best Western Titian Inn: Amenities include breakfast, free wifi, and minibars. Rooms start at $115 per night.
- Annia Park Hotel: Amenities include a restaurant and free wifi. Rooms start at $121 per night.
- Courtyard By Marriott: Amenities include free wifi, a fitness center, dry cleaning service, and room service. Rooms start at $180 per night.
What lounges are available at VCE?
The Venice airport has one lounge, the Marco Polo Club VIP Lounge. It offers hot and cold snacks, beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic), wifi, international magazines, TV, and lounge seating with outlets. Any passenger can purchase access for €50, and the lounge is available with some lounge memberships, like PriorityPass.
What are the rules for traveling with pets to VCE?
In the Venice airport, your pet will need to be in a carrier or on a leash at all times. To bring a pet from the US to Venice, you will need to follow European Union guidelines. Your pet will need a microchip, rabies shot and other vaccines, and a health certificate from a USDA-accredited veterinarian, among other requirements.
How far is VCE from Venice?
The Venice airport is about 8 miles from Venice and takes 15 minutes by car or about 30 minutes by water taxi. Note that cars can only go as far as Piazzale Roma, so if your hotel is on the other side of the city, you will need to go by water.
What are the transportation options for getting from VCE to Venice?
There are a number of options to get from VCE to Venice, depending on where you’re going.
- By land: A taxi from the airport to Piazzale Roma will take about 15 minutes and costs around €40. You can also take the ACTV bus number 5 or ATVO bus number 35. Buses take 30–40 minutes to reach Venice and cost €8. Note that land transport can only take you to Piazzale Roma, so look at where your hotel is before making a decision on how to get there.
- By water: The Alilaguna water bus has a blue line that gets you close to St. Mark’s Square and an orange line that goes to Rialto. Buses leave about every 30 minutes and take about an hour. Tickets are €15. You can also take a water taxi, which will take you straight to your hotel (or as close as possible). The price is about €100 for up to four people.
How long is the flight to Venice?
The flight time to Venice depends on where you're traveling from. If you’re visiting from around Europe you likely have a short, 1–3 hour flight. From the US you can fly nonstop during peak season to Venice from New York in about 9 hours, Chicago in about 10 hours, and Atlanta in about 10.5 hours. These flights are generally only available from April to October. In other months US travelers will have to make a connection in Europe. Flight times could range from 11–16 hours.
Visitors from the UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia can reach Venice in 6–7 hours and from Casablanca and Istanbul in about 3 hours. The rest of the world will have to make a connection to reach Venice, and flight times could range from 6–20 hours.
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