Getting to Venice Canova Treviso Airport (TSF) is fast on cheap Barzi or ATVO buses for budget travelers using flights operated by low-cost airlines such as Ryanair.
Public transportation to Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) in Italy is relatively fast and cheap with Barzi and ATVO buses connecting the airport with Venice, Mestre, Treviso train station, and resorts in the region. Private airport shuttles are also available and could be sensible for small groups or travelers heading to less popular destinations. Car rental at Venice Treviso Airport is rather senseless for travelers heading to Venice itself but a great way to explore the countryside and nearby Alps.
Airport shuttle vans and private transfers are best reserved in advance. MyDriver quotes around €75 for a private car from Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) to Venice Cruise port.
Getting to Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) in Italy
Transportation to Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) is relatively easy. However, as the airport is mostly used by ultra low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Wizz experienced travelers will not be surprised that the airport is significantly further away from Venice than Venice-Marco Polo Airport (VCE), which is used by most other airlines.
Treviso Airport is near the town Treviso around 20 km, or an hour’s drive from Venice but budget airlines were quick to rename the airport Venice-Treviso. The name of famous local artist Antonio Canova is sometimes added while Aeroporto di Treviso-Sant’Angelo is sometimes seen as well.
By Bus to Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) in Italy
Two bus services are currently available for travelling between Venice Treviso Airport (TSF), Mestre, and Venice. The Barzi service is the fastest while the ATVO bus runs more frequently.
Both services use modern, air-conditioned buses with dedicated luggage space. Seat reservations are not possible.
The ticket price is currently the same. One-way tickets from Treviso Airport to Venice is €10 (2014), while a return is €18 (within a week on ATVO of ten days on Barzi). Tickets bought on Ryanair are only valid on the ATVO service. Regular Venice public transportation tickets and passes (Hellovenizia) are not valid for travel to the airports.
The buses are timed according to low-cost airline flight arrivals and generally depart from the airport around twenty minutes after planes have arrived. (Bus departures are delayed in case of late arrivals.) Buses to the airport generally leave Venice around three hours prior to scheduled flight departure times.
Small groups or travelers heading to other destinations may find private airport shuttle services worth the splurge. Compare rates as fees and conditions often vary widely.
The ATVO buses in Venice stop at Piazzale Roma, near the train station, while the Barzi buses stop at Tronchetto – board boats here or take the People Mover Train (€1) towards the station.
Travel by Barzi Bus Service from Venice Treviso Airport (TSF)
The Barzi bus is the fastest public bus service between Treviso Canova Airport and Venice. The bus uses the highway and reach Venice in 40 minutes. En route, the Barzi bus stops in front of the Plaza Hotel.
Tickets for the Barzi bus can be bought in Treviso Airport from the Barzi counter, the Province of Treviso desk, or directly on the bus. Tickets sold on Ryanair or other planes are not valid. In Mestre, buy tickets from Elite Autonoleggi in front of the train station, and in Venice from Prevedello newsstand near the Calatrava bridge at Piazzale Roma or the Eurolines office near the People Mover Train. (Buying a return ticket when boarding the bus at the airport is invariably simpler.)
Travel by ATVO Airport Shuttle Service from Venice Treviso Airport (TSF)
The best alternative to the Barzi bus is the more frequent but slower ATVO coaches. The ATVO airport shuttle buses from Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) to Venice take just over an hour and stop en route in Mestre center (Corso del Popolo, in front of BNP Bank) and at Mestre train station.
Tickets for the ATVO buses must be bought prior to boarding (and usually validated on board too). Buying the tickets online or on Ryanair flights are probably the simplest options. At the airport, buy the tickets from the ATVO ticket machine or ticket office. In Venice, from the ATVO ticket office in Piazzale Roma or from the nearby Chiosco di Pluff newsagent, Botazzo tobacconist, or Novo Tour Agengy.
By ACTT Bus to Treviso Train Station from Venice Treviso Airport (TSF)
The ATVO buses are the easiest way to travel to Venice from Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) but for travelers heading elsewhere by train, the local public bus service is a great deal. The ACTT bus line 6 connects Treviso Stazione Fs (train station) and Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) a few times per hour in around 20 minutes.
The bus fare for the ACTT bus is only €1.30 from Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) to any stop in downtown Treviso, if the ticket is purchased from a ticket window or machine prior to boarding. Tickets sold on the bus are €2.
Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) is popular with low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Wizz Air and for many the savings of cheap flights to Venice Treviso are worth the slightly longer bus ride from the airport to Venice. Major airlines generally fly to Venice-Marco Polo Airport (VCE), which is only a twenty-minute bus ride from Venice, or more romantically by boat. Direct bus services are not available between these two Venetian airports.