Car Hire at Venice Airport
Venice Marco Polo Airport is the city's international airport. It is very important to the area, as Venice is not only one of the world's leading city break destinations, but is also a key business location. During winter it is also a gateway to the Dolomites. It is the fifth busiest airport in Italy in terms of passenger numbers.
Given the number of cruise ships that also dock in Venice it is frequently used by passengers wanting to spend a few days in the city at the start or end of their cruise before flying home. Anyone who spends any time there will soon find why the city, known locally as Venezia, is nicknamed the 'City of Bridges'.
Over the past few years Venice Airport has seen considerable development and improvement, necessary as visitor numbers to the city have grown rapidly since the dawn of low cost airlines.
Where are the car hire desks at Venice Marco Polo Airport?
The most important thing to do is to follow the instructions on your rental documents. It will also depend on whether you have chosen an on airport supplier or one which is based off airport and operates a shuttle service.
Most on airport companies ask you to go to the car rental companies' offices in the Arrivals Hall on the ground floor of the airport, whilst others might send you directly to the Rent-a-Car centre on the 3rd floor of the Multi Storey Car Park P1. To reach this, exit the Arrivals Hall, go to the covered walkway on the left and follow signs to the P1 parking.
If you are sent to the in terminal desk and there is a queue, look to see if there is a sign offering you the option of going directly to the Rental Car Centre. It might save you time.
If you have chosen an off airport car hire company the rental location will be based a few minutes drive from the main terminal building. Call the number provided on your arrival and a shuttle service will be arranged. To meet it, leave the arrivals hall and follow the signs to the Bus Area. There you will be collected by a shuttle branded in the car rental company's name, which will be waiting near the big white tower you can see on your right.
Where can I collect/drop off the car at Venice Airport?
The on airport car hire offices are located on a terrace on the 3rd floor of the multilevel parking P1 where the cars are also located. Follow the direction for P1 parking - 3rd floor.
When returning to the airport by car from the SS14 Triestina road, follow signs for the Airport and and then follow signs for P1 parking (third floor), Alternatively just follow "Rent a car" signs.
To enter the car park take a standard entry ticket and go to the 3rd floor. On the 3rd floor, enter the car rental area using the ticket received on entry to the car park.
If your company is off airport take the car back to the company's offices, where you collected the vehicle. The car rental company will arrange to drop you back to Venice airport.
Venice Marco Polo Airport Top Tips
The free wifi at Venice is pretty miserly. Think about a pay as you go SIM and maybe a Mifi unit to create your own local hotspot. The 3 network with their 'feel at home' service which extends the service you would get at home to Italy is another popular choice.
One thing not to do at Venice is to rent a car without having prebooked it - walk in rates are considerably more expensive than online rates - even if you are booking just a few hours ahead of your arrival. Booking well in advance normally secures the cheapest prices though.
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Aeroporto Marco Polo
Via Galileo Galilei, 30
Locauto is an Italian company, with a lot of experience in the car hire sector. They offer rentals across Italy for both short and long term. With a sizeable fleet of vehicles and many locations country-wide they make an ideal choice for holidaymakers and business people alike.
Locauto Rent a Car are located on the third level of "Multipiano Parking 1". Leaving the terminal, you will find directions and a pedestrian footpath covered by a shelter, that will lead to front of the parking garage. There you will find other signs showing two lifts, short distance from each other. The trail is about 300 meters. Climbing to the third floor, you will reach the new Rent a car area. The parking lot is few steps away from our counter.
Venice Marco Polo Airport
VIA GALILEO GALILEI 30/1
Marco Polo Apt
Via L. Broglio, Snc
ParkinGo Venezia, Via Orlanda 219, 30173, Venezia
SurPrice is a budget car hire company with their focus being mainly on price. Currently, given the challenges of buying new cars and the increased demand for hire cars this year, they have decided to retain some older cars in their fleet - so the condition of the car that you will be allocated can vary. At busy times they can also leave short turnarounds between rentals so if you do get an older car check everything is working as expected before leaving the compound. They are likely to encourage you to take their in-house excess insurance.
Out of the arrival gate, you need to exit the terminal through door number 1 which is the one on the left, next to the Bar. Leaving from door number 1, you need to go straight, crossing the road where the buses stop until you reach parking B (the meeting point), which is right in front of exit 1 (Free shuttle bus).
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Via Galileo Galilei 30/1
Tessera - Venice
APT Marco Polo - Desk in Terminal
Via Orlanda, 217
Green Motion offer great value car hire in Italy. They keep prices low by basing themselves off airport which means you will use a shuttle bus to get to and from their branch. For a number of locations, you will need to call the office directly when you arrive to ask them to come and collect you from the airport and take you to the office.
The rental location is based only a few minutes from the main terminal building and we provide a free shuttle service for your convenience. Upon your arrival at Venice Airport, simply call the telephone number on your booking voucher (+39 348 1411484) to request the shuttle service. Exit from the Airport and continue straight through the Bus Area. Go towards the big white tower, where you will meet the Green Motion branded Shuttle.