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Airport of arrival: Venice Marco Polo Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Venice: 2 hours 25 minutes

Venice is one of the indispensable steps of Italy tours. The city is built on 117 islands of various sizes and 400 bridges and countless canals. Venice, an important trade, art and cultural city throughout its history, is a city with many historical monuments and buildings that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city has managed to preserve its historical structure to this day and you will take a journey through history in every step you take on its narrow streets and gondola trips on the canals between the islands. Venice, the region's most developed city in terms of tourism, hosts millions of tourists every year and it is easy to find cheap flights to this historic city.

Venice is a famous tourist city in the world with its historical buildings and unusual city structure. There are many direct flights to Venice departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which is connected through various domestic flights to different cities within Turkey and different cities all over the world. You can book your ticket in advance plan a holiday and find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Venice Marco Polo Airport.

You can book your ticket in advance to benefit from seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.

About the Airport

Venice Marco Polo Airport is located on the mainland, about 8 kilometers north of the city and is the fourth busiest airport of Italy.

Venice Marco Polo Airport

Venice Marco Polo Airport, as the name suggests, bears the name of the famous Italian merchant, explorer, and writer Marco Polo. The modern terminal, which is used today, was opened in 2002. The first and second floors of the terminal, which have three floors, are the arrivals and departures passenger halls respectively. Also, there are facilities to meet the needs of passengers. On the top floor of the airport are the offices of major airlines and tourism companies in Europe and Italy. The airport has an annual capacity of 12 million passengers.

Transport from Venice Marco Polo Airport to the City Center

Buses and taxis are options for getting to the city center from Venice Marco Polo Airport. According to public transport laws in Venice, motor vehicles can reach the Rome terminal. From here you can go to your hotel by waterbuses called Vaporetto and enjoy the magnificent city views of Venice on the way.

Taxis are the most convenient transportation option you can use to get to the Piazzale Roma terminal from the airport. Taxis are available 24 hours a day and take about 20 minutes, depending on the traffic situation. Although there is no specific price, it costs about 35 €(2019).

Other transportation options are buses. The bus companies ATVO Express and ACTV City Bus take you to the city center in 20 to 35 minutes for 8 €(2019).

If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.

Public Transport

Venice has an unusual city structure and the most commonly used public transport is gondolas and water buses. You can use buses and taxis in the car-free areas of the city.

Since the parts of the city and the islands after Piazzale Roma terminal are closed to car traffic, if you want to visit historical areas and islands, we recommend you travel by gondolas through the canals. The streets of the city are very narrow in this area and you can reach the destination by gondola or water bus and explore the city on the route you want from there.

Gondola prices are almost the same and are negotiable. Water buses are quite expensive compared to gondolas. You can negotiate without getting on vehicles that cost 1.8 € per minute (2019).

ATVO Express and ACTV City Bus are bus companies that serve in public traffic areas. You can get the travel cards provided by the companies to use these buses. The cards have different options: € 20 for 24 hours and € 24 for 36 hours(2019).

The best way to discover Venice is to stroll through the narrow streets of the city and travel by gondola on the canals of the city.

Venice is a highly developed tourist destination and hosts millions of tourists from around the world every year. Therefore, the accommodation option is quite high. The hotels are of excellent quality, clean and have expert staff. Therefore, accommodation fees are quite high compared to other European cities. However, you can find affordable accommodation in areas far from the city center.

Castello, Cannaregio, San Polo, San Marco, Santa Croce, Dorsoduro, and Giudecca Venice are some of the places you can stay in. Since Castello and San Marco are close to the city center, these are very close to the tourist areas and prices are also higher than in other regions.

Di Plave, Santa Croce, Padava, Dorsoduro and Treviso are all within walking distance. Here you can find affordable accommodation options.

With Pegasus Airlines you can browse the available accommodation options and book your hotel in Venice at affordable prices months in advance.

Venice has Italian cuisine as well as a cuisine full of seafood flavors. The city is famous for its seafood dishes such as sardines, lobsters, crabs, and octopuses. Sarde in Saor, Risotto and Vermicelli al Nero di Seppia are among the famous dishes.

You can have a look at What to Eat in Venice page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.

We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Venice more enjoyable and comfortable:

About Visa

Italy is a country within the Schengen Agreement region and you must apply for a Schengen visa to go to Italy. To obtain a visa you must first have a valid passport. Some important documents required to obtain a visa are round-trip tickets, travel health insurance, documents showing your financial situation and booking documents documenting your accommodation in Italy. You can find all the detailed information about the Italy visa in this link.

Neighboring Cities

There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Venice.

  • Padova, Italy (35 km)
  • Padua, Italy (35 km)
  • Verona, Italy (104 km)
  • Trieste, Italy (116 km)

 

Weather

Venice has a Mediterranean climate and the weather is mild in most of the year. From November to January, however, torrential rains can be seen and it may be difficult to visit the city due to flooding known as acqua alta. Apart from these months, Venice is quite pleasant and tourism peaks between April and September.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +39
  • Venice Area Code: 041
  • Airport Contact: +39 041 260 9260
  • Emergency Line: 112
  • Ambulance: 118
  • Airport Shuttle Service: +39 041 5964

Venice has been a center of art, culture, and trade throughout its history and is a city rich in terms of places to visit. All the historical buildings and places to see are located in the islands part of the city. St. Mark's Square and St. Mark's Basilica are among the first places to see. Famous buildings such as the Clock Tower, the Correr Museum, the Palace of the Dukes and the Procuratie Vecchie are located in San Marco Square. There is a Ca 'd'Oro building, meaning the Golden House, with a gondola you can rent from the Grand Canal. Don't forget to stop by the Gallerie dell'Accademia, where you can find great Renaissance art and everything about art history.

To learn more about Venice, you can have a look at Venice Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.

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