The international airport Venice-Tessera is 12 kilometres far from the centre of Venice and it was named after the well-known Venetian explorer Marco Polo. It is the main air terminal in the Veneto and since 2001 it has been the third Italian air hub owing to the number of passengers in transit; besides nowadays it serves 97 international terminals. Since 2002 it has been enlarged with a new 6000 square metre area.
The Venice airport is well linked to the lagoon area , Mestre and its railway station by water and land means of transport. You can reach Venice (Piazzale Roma) by bus (line5) or by public water buses (line Alilaguna) at a very low cost. If you are in a hurry and have got more money, you can reach Venice by taxi and water taxi too.
It is a modern equipped area and www.veniceairport.it is a portal allowing all users to visit the airport very easily and have real-time information about its available services. Its different sections collect, according to criteria relating to rationality, content and graphic art, any useful information for those who, for any reasons, want to get to ‘Marco Polo’. Instructions about how you can get to the terminal, useful contacts, information about airlines, supply of services and shops inside the airport, the latest news, statistics on traffic, useful links to know Venice and the Veneto.
And, in addition, in the web site you can find real-time flights: information about the current flights (arrivals, departures, delays and cancellations); Lost and Found service: a direct achievement of information about one’s own lost luggage and the procedure for getting it back; SMS services: if you join the site by entering your name, by SMS service, you can have directly on your mobile phone real-time information about the situation of the flight you are interested in, about the itineraries for getting to the airport, about the lost luggage and the bags which have been found. You can get the same information directly using your mobile phone, by sending an SMS to number 0328-5769955.