Getting There in MestreEdit This
When planning your trip to Mestre, Getting
There is at the top of your list of
things to do. Located on the northern region of the Italian province of Veneto, Mestre is the largest city in
Italy that doesn't have the status of commune.
Getting There by Plane
If you would like to arrive in Mestre by plane, there are 2 options: the Marco Polo International Airport (IATA airport code: VCE) and the Sant Angelo Treviso Airport (IATA airport code: TSF). The main difference between these airports is the distance to Mestre. Arriving to the Marco Polo International Airport will put you just a short 20 minute train ride away from Mestre, while arriving at the Treviso Airport will put you a 50 minute drive away.
the Right Airport for you
To make your final decision to which airport to arrive, there are 2 more factors that you need to consider. Arriving at the Treviso airport might a more economical alternative because it is the nearest to Mestre, serving the discount airlines RyanAir and GermanWings. If you're not planning to rent a car at all during your stay in Italy, then the Marco Polo International Airport is a better option because you can just use the train. This airport is connected by a short pathway to the rail station with the train that takes you straight to Mestre.
Necessary Travel DocumentsDepending on your decision, there are some travel documents that you should consider applying for. Make sure to check with your local office of the Italian Consulate or Embassy, whether or not you need to apply for a visa. If you're planning to rent a car upon your arrival in Italy, it's a good idea to apply for an international driver's license because this will save you time when providing proof of driving ability at local car rental agencies. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider applying for a Hostelling International membership card to have access to special prices in more than 50 hostels around Italy.