As soon as you set foot in the legendary city of Venice, you’re bound to be enchanted with the sights of canals, bridges, romantic gondolas, and the breathtaking Grand Canal. The best time to explore this ‘City of Water’ is during the low season from November – April. During this time, the average temperatures are 30 – 40 degrees Fahrenheit, crowds are less, and you’ll get some of the best deals on room rates and sightseeing tours. Remember to bring your rain boots for the occasional high tides (Acqua alta) and flooding. In summer, from June – August, Venice is packed with tourists, and hotel rates are at their peak. Expect average temperatures in the range of 70 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and a somewhat strong smell around the canals at this time of the year. In the shoulder months from March – May or September – November, you will find that the crowds are less, temperatures are pleasant and room rates are reasonable. If you wish to experience the grand ‘Carnevale’ event, when the Venetian streets are filled with large mask-wearing crowds and a host of festivities, plan your trip in the month of February.
Users booking trips to Venice from Bratislava found flights 97% cheaper than the average price of flights to Venice. To find the cheapest price to Venice from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
In general, March is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Venice. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $528. If you are unable to visit Venice during the month of March, then departing from United States during the month November is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $569.
You are more likely to see cheaper flights to Venice from United States when booking 60 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Venice for around $710 when searching 60 days out. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United States for as low as $380.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Venice is on a Monday when prices can be found for as low as $740. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Friday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Venice on Friday is $833.
Flying to Venice from United States in the morning is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $554 when looking at flights departing in the morning. Flights to Venice are more costly in the afternoon, with an average ticket price of $864. Departure times in the afternoon fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.
Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Venice for April, May, and June, when they can visit Giardino Papadopoli and enjoy all that the park has to offer.
The month of July or August is often the best time to visit Venice to go to the beach due to the weather. Lido Beach is the most often visited beach in the area.
Those flying to Venice could potentially find better pricing at Venice Treviso A. Canova Airport (16 mi from Venice city center), Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari Airport (62 mi from Venice city center), Verona Airport (70 mi from Venice city center), Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (80 mi from Venice city center) or Rimini Miramare Airport (99 mi from Venice city center) depending on the month and departure airport.
Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Venice is Venice Treviso A. Canova Airport where the average price is $335pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Currently, Italy travel restrictions include travel to Venice. Entry restrictions
Italy has now reopened for tourism. However, travel restrictions may be imposed with regard to specific areas of the country or travel from certain foreign countries and territories. From December 20 to January 6, Italy has suspended all direct flights to and from the UK. Anyone who has been in the UK in the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Italy. Travelers who have transited through or have been in Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic are not allowed to enter Italy, except Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and their family members, as well as residence permit holders.Entry requirements
Special restrictions during the Christmas period; between December 21 and January 6 the requirement to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test will be temporarily removed. Instead, all arrivals (regardless of nationality) must self-isolate for 14 days. However, traveler must still complete a self-declaration form during this time to enter Italy. All foreign travelers must complete a self-declaration form and present it to the authorities upon arrival. Travelers arriving from Belgium, France, Netherlands, Czechia, Spain, the UK and Northern Ireland must present a negative molecular or antigenic test result issued within 48 hours prior entering Italy. Travelers wanting to visit the regions of Sardinia, Sicily, Apulia, Calabria must register on their websites before arrival and follow their travel regulations. Regional governments in Italy may also impose restrictions on travelers from certain foreign countries, and travelers intending to travel or return to Italy are advised to check whether any new provisions have been introduced by their region of destination.Quarantine requirements
Travelers arriving from EU countries (except Belgium, France, Netherlands, Czechia, Spain, the UK and Northern Ireland), Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City are allowed to enter the country without having to justify their reasons for travelling and without being required to self-isolate. Individuals already in Italy who has been in the UK in the 14 day before December 20, must report to their local health authorities and take a Covid-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test. Travelers arriving from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay are subject to a 14-day self-isolation. Travelers from countries not listed above are only allowed to enter for specific reasons (such as work, health or study, or absolute urgency, returning to one's home, domicile, or dwelling) and not for tourism. Travelers arriving from this group of countries will be required to fill in a self-declaration form specifying the reason for entering/returning to Italy and are subject to a 14-day self-isolation.If you are planning to travel to Venice at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.
Direct international flights from the U.S. to Venice are available from Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. Other airlines that offer flights with 1 or more stops include United Airlines, British Airways, Swissair, LOT, Lufthansa, Air France, Aeroflot, Norwegian, KLM, Brussels Airlines, Alitalia, Royal Air Maroc, Austria Airlines, Vueling Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Aer Lingus, Ukraine International Airlines, Emirates, TAP Air Portugal, Air Serbia, Iberia, and SAS.
VCE is located on the mainland in the city of Tessera, approximately 5 miles from Venice. There are several options to travel from the airport to Venice. The land travel options will typically drop you at Piazzale Roma, which is the main square at the entrance of the city. However, if your accommodation is close to any of the water bus stops, then you may want to look at the water bus and water taxi options directly from the airport.
Alilaguna operates the water bus service in Venice, with stops at major locations such as San Marco, Rialto, Fondamenta Nuove, and Le Guglie. The one-way fare from the airport to Venice is €15.00 EUR. The fare allows you to carry 1 suitcase and 1 piece of hand luggage. For every additional piece of baggage, you will pay €3.00 EUR. There are 3 separate lines, Red, Blue, and Orange that go into Venice and make different stops. Check for the most convenient route when you buy your ticket.
This is one of the most expensive transportation options and typical water taxi fares can run anywhere from €100.00 – €150.00 EUR depending on the amount of luggage you’re carrying and your exact destination in Venice. If you are traveling in a large group and splitting the fare, this is a good option. Remember to agree on a price before getting onto the boat.
ATVO express bus
ATVO express buses run from VCE to Piazzale Roma every 20 – 40 minutes and provide a non-stop service with a journey time of 20 minutes. One-way fare is €8.00 EUR and tickets can be purchased at the automatic ticket machines in the arrivals baggage area, or at the ATVO ticket office located in the arrivals hall.
ACTV operated bus route #5 runs every 20 minutes between the airport and Piazzale Roma and costs €8.00 EUR per person for a one-way ticket. The journey time is approximately 25 minutes. The ACTV buses have luggage compartments underneath, which is a convenient option if you are carrying multiple bags.
A regular taxi will take about 20 minutes from the airport to Piazzale Roma and cost approximately €20.00 EUR plus additional charges for luggage.
If you are traveling light and wish to save a few euros, you can board the ACTV-operated bus routes #15, #25a, or #10a at the bus stop which is a 15-minute walk from the airport. Ride to Venezia Mestre station in about 20 minutes for a fare of €1.90 EUR. From here, ride the train to Venezia Santa Lucia station in 10 – 12 minutes for a one-way fare of €1.30 EUR. Including the walk time and bus and train journey, you should reach Venice in approximately 45 – 60 minutes for a total fare of €3.20 EUR.
For a true Venetian experience, stroll along the narrow streets, and cross the bridges over canals on foot. For faster navigation through the city, try some of these modes of transport.
Vaporetto (water bus) provides ample connectivity to most of the popular tourist attractions. Fares are time-based and a single ticket costs €7.00 EUR for travel up to 60 minutes.
Water taxis are an expensive option and charge as much as €60.00 EUR even for a short trip from one point to another. Try to negotiate the fare before boarding. Some taxi drivers allow travelers to share the costs with others.
Popular amongst tourists, Gondola, the iconic Venetian transport can be an expensive mode of transport. Prices vary by demand and season. Expect to pay €80.00 EUR – €100.00 EUR for a 40-minute ride. Remember to negotiate with the gondoliers, and agree on a price before you step into the gondola.
Venice entices and enchants all kinds of visitors including history buffs, art and architecture lovers, classical music fans, and foodies. There is so much to see and do in Venice that a single trip may not be enough. Here are a few suggestions for a classic Venetian itinerary, filled with ornate churches, artsy museums, gondolas rides, and delicious Italian fare.
Invest in a City Pass
Invest in a Venezia Unica Gold City Pass for €58.90 EUR. The pass allows you unlimited travel for 72-hours on all ACTV-operated public transport (including buses and vaporettos), as well as discounted or free access to museums and other popular attractions.
Explore the city freely
The best way to explore Venice is on foot. Expect to walk for 30 – 45 minutes to reach certain areas. At some point, you are bound to lose your way in the maze of similar-looking cobbled streets, long narrow alleys, and canals. Don’t worry if you do. Just stop a passerby and feel free to ask for directions. Keep an eye out for the landmarks, and find the nearest stop for a vaporetto or water taxi. Do not rely on GPS or mobile apps as they often fail when exploring Venice’s alleys and canals.