Getting to Venice Canova Treviso Airport (TSF) is fast on cheap Barzi or ATVO public transportation 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 the nearby Alps. Buy the ATVO bus ticket online at GetYourGuide and go directly to the bus.
Airport shuttle vans and private transfers are best reserved in advance. Suntransfers quotes around €100 from Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) to Venice Cruise port or to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). It is worth comparing as rates often vary widely.
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 traveling between Venice Treviso Airport (TSF), Mestre, and Venice. The Barzi service is the fastest while the ATVO bus runs more frequently and uses the more convenient Piazzale Roma stop in Venice.
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 are €12, while a return is €22 (within a week on ATVO or ten days on Barzi). Tickets bought on Ryanair or online from GetYourGuide are only valid on the ATVO service. Regular Venice public transportation tickets and transportation passes 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. (Some 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 ATVO Airport Shuttle Service from Venice Treviso Airport (TSF)
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. In Venice, the ATVO buses stop at Piazzale Roma, which is slightly more convenient for onward travel than Tronchetto used by the Barzi bus.
Tickets for the ATVO buses must be bought prior to boarding (and usually validated on board too). Buying the tickets online, from Get Your Guide, or on Ryanair flights are probably the simplest options. At the airport, buy the tickets from the ATVO ticket machine or ticket office — return tickets not only give a slight discount but cut out the hassle of buying the ticket in Venice. In Venice, buy the ticket from the ATVO ticket office in Piazzale Roma, or from the nearby Chiosco di Pluff newsagent, Botazzo tobacconist, or Novo Tour Agency. Tickets are not sold on the bus or from the driver.
Note that ATVO also has bus services to Venice Marco Polo Airport from Venice Piazzale Roma – boarding the wrong bus could be an expensive mistake.
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 Tronchetto. The bus uses the highway and reaches Venice in 40 minutes. En route, the Barzi bus stops at Mestre train station (in front of Autonoleggi Elite).
Tickets for the Barzi bus can be bought in Treviso Airport from the Barzi counter, the Province of Treviso desk, online, or directly on the bus. Tickets sold on Ryanair or other planes are for the ATVO bus and not valid on the Barzi bus. In Mestre, buy tickets from Elite Autonoleggi in front of the train station, and in Venice currently only on the bus. (Buying a return ticket at the airport is invariably simpler.) Tickets are never sold on the bus or by the driver.
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. Two options run by ACTT are available:
- Standard urban bus line 6 connects Treviso Stazione Fs (train station) and Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) a few times per hour in around 20 minutes.
- The slightly faster Treviso Airlink is a non-stop service between Treviso Canova Airport and Treviso station using comfortable coaches with space for luggage. The Airlink bus generally runs twice per hour – tickets are €3.50 on the bus, cheaper if bought in advance.
The regular bus fare for the ACTT bus 6 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 €2.50.
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 – Suntransfers quotes around €120 for a private airport shuttle van between these airports – it is worth comparing fares.
Online skip-the-line tickets for top sights in Venice such as the Doge’s Palace, the Basilica di San Marco, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection are great time savers while museum passes also allow for fast-track admissions and may give small savings.