Head to the floating city with a Venice airport car hire
Venice is a city like no other. With canals and gondolas replacing roads and cars, this Italian city is a traveller’s dream. Grab a rental car to park next to the city, allowing you to come and go as you please.
Venice is world-famous for its canals that connect 118 islands to make up the enchanting city. Swoon over the gothic architecture and dramatic cathedrals while floating down the lagoon in a gondola. Enjoy fresh Venetian cuisine along the canals with a glass of prosecco and your choice of gelato for dessert. After wandering over bridge after bridge, head back to your rental car to explore more of northeastern Italy.
Exploring more of this romantic country? Head to the mountains for a winter ski trip or cruise along the Adriatic Sea and over to Rome, Italy’s capital city.
Hiring a car in Venice
Pre-book a car at Airport Rentals to compare rental hire deals across multiple companies with a simple click of a button. Type in your travel dates to generate a list of available vehicles from Venice Marco Polo Airport. Find the perfect vehicle for your holiday by using the preference filters to narrow down your options. Select a compact car to fit in small spaces or a convertible for a summer adventure; all car types are available. Complete your booking with instant confirmation and without having to concern yourself with hidden fees. Plus, enjoy access to 24-hour customer service should you need it.
Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
Land at Venice Marco Polo Airport and find welcoming amenities such as cafes, restaurants, charging stations, free WiFi, pay-per-use lounges and duty-free shopping. The airport serves over 9.5 million passengers each year and is conveniently located just 12 kilometres from Venice. After grabbing your luggage, follow signs to P1 parking to the rental car kiosks located on the 3rd floor (terrace) of the multilevel garage.
If you are hiring a car from Mestre, Venice take the local bus or hail a taxi for the 15-minute drive.
Guide to driving a rental car in Venice
Find directions, driving tips and parking information for Venice.
Driving from the airport to Venice
Venice has no roads so you must park your car hire on the mainland or at a garage on the edge of Venice. Exit the airport and follow signs for SS14. Merge onto Orlanda/SS14, then keep left to merge onto Strada Regionale 11 Padana Superiore, bringing you across the channel onto the island. Follow signs to the parking garage on Ponte della Liberta.
Driving tips for your Venice rental car
Canals and boats replace roads and cars in downtown Venice, but driving on the mainland is allowed. Read on for more Italian driving tips:
• Drive cautiously and defensively as Italian drivers are known for ignoring the rules of the road.
• Speed limits are as follows: 130 km/h on highways, 90 km/h on local roads and 50 km/h in urban areas.
• Stick to the speed limit, wear your seatbelt and park legally to avoid speed trap cameras and fines.
Parking options at Venice Marco Polo Airport and Venice
Choose from short-term, Speedy Park, long stay uncovered and covered lots at Venice Marco Polo Airport. Enjoy 10 minutes free in short-term or Speedy Park or pay €6.50 for the first hour at short-term and €10 for the first two hours in Speedy Park. Long stay uncovered is the cheapest option at €10.5 per day and all lots are within walking distance to the terminal.
Because Venice is made up of canals, there are only a few parking garages next to the historical city that charge around €25 for the day. Otherwise find parking in Mestre on the mainland and travel via train into Venice or park at the airport and take the water bus.