Flights from London to Venice
Dreaming of Italy? Before you book your cheap flights from London to Venice, here is all the essential information you need to know about the Floating City.
How to get to London Stansted airport
There are a few choices when deciding how to get to London Stansted airport (STN). Public transport is a fast and reliable option. The National Express from central London will get you to the airport in around 2 hours. Using London’s underground rail system takes roughly 90 minutes, or you can take the Stansted Express train from Liverpool Street station and you’ll be at Stansted in about 45 minutes. The airport is also accessible by car with short-stay, mid-stay and long-stay parking options available before you fly from London to Venice.
London Stansted airport: Overview
London Stansted airport deals with over 25 million passengers every year – making it one of the busiest airports in the UK. Make sure to allow yourself enough time to pass through security before your flights from London to Venice. After security, you’ll find a large selection of cafés, restaurants and shops to browse before boarding your flights from London to Venice.
Venice Treviso Airport: Overview
Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) is located 31km from Venice itself and has a number of transport options to get you to your destination. It takes under 40 minutes to drive to Venice from the airport using the A27, the Via della Libertà, or the A27 and Raccordo Marco Polo. For great deals on car rentals head to Ryanair Car Hire.
Treviso also provides a number of buses to get you to Venice. The public bus service, Mobilità di Marca, will bring you to the Treviso Centrale railway station which will connect you to Venice. Barzi Bus Service operates a direct coach to Venice in 40 minutes with a return ticket available for €22.
What to expect on arrival in Venice
Venice is a dream to visit. From its stunning gothic architecture to its idyllic emerald canals.
During your stay, be sure to take a trip down the canals in a gondola to see all the beautiful buildings from a unique angle. Visit Piazza San Marco, the hub of the city. The square is always bustling with an incredible atmosphere. Another must-see is the Rialto footbridge which is the perfect spot to take a selfie for Instagram. If you get the chance to visit in February you’ll be treated to Carnivale, a near month long festival where the streets are full of people in elaborate costumes and colourful masks. Discover more about Venice on Try Somewhere New.
Five Fun Facts about Venice:
- Cycling, skateboarding and rollerblading are forbidden in the city. It’d be hard enough to cycle down the Grand Canal anyway
- Until 2010 all gondoliers were male. Giorgia Boscolo became the first female to obtain a gondola licence and is still the only female gondolier
- Over the last 50 years the population of Venice has dropped from 120,000 to 60,000, and some think it will become a ghost town only populated by tourists by 2030
- Venice opened the first public casino in 1638 in an attempt to crack down on illegal gambling
- According to Venetian folklore, if a couple kisses as they pass under a bridge in a gondola their love will last forever
From London to Venice: Practical Information
The weather in Venice differs depending on what time of year you choose to visit. In the summer you can expect the sun to be shining for the most part, with highs of 28°C between June and August. But we’d still recommend packing a raincoat as it rains pretty much year round in Venice. Winters can get quite cold too with temperatures ranging from 0°C to 9°C from November to February. Visiting in the Spring might be the best option, with comfortable temperatures of 13°C to 17°C and you’ll get to see the wonderful Carnivale festival.
Exploring Venice is probably easiest by foot with most of the landmarks within walking distance of each other. Alternatively, taking a trip in a gondola down a canal is a great way to see the city. Trips can cost around €80 though, so you might want to split the fare with another group.
You’ll need to pack a travel adaptor before you fly from London to Venice if you want to use your electrical devices as they have different plug sockets to those in the UK.
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