If you’ve booked a stay in beautiful historic Verona, you may well be thinking about the best way to get from Verona Airport to city centre, to minimise any delay to the start of your holiday.
The airport runs with two terminals and has all the usual facilities you would expect in a modern airport. Terminal 1 is for departures and terminal 2 for arrivals. Handling nearly 4 million passenger movements per annum, it is Italy’s 15th busiest airport.
Although transport cost is an obvious consideration, cheapest is not always best. Transfers should be arranged depending on party size: single, couple, family with young children or group. And baggage per person, single backpack or multiple large cases.
On the plus side, Verona Villafranca Airport lies just 10km southwest of Verona city. Depending on your chosen mode of transfer and final destination, it will take on average less than 20 minutes to travel from Verona Airport to city centre. The following are your transfer options.
How to get from Verona Airport to city centre
1. Airport Shuttle Aerobus, cheapest transport to the city centre
Non-stopping route from the airport to Verona Porta Nuova rail station located on the edge of the city centre. From here you can catch a train, bus or cab to reach your final destination.
Daily operations commence from the airport at 05.35am until 11.30pm and operate on average every 20 minutes through the main daytime period. Journey time is 15 minutes.
Tickets cost €6. Valid for 75 minutes of travelling time, the same ticket can be used for any onward journey within the remaining 60 minutes.Tickets can be bought from machines in the arrivals concourse, bus terminal, from the coach driver, or online.
The Airport Shuttle Aerobus is a good option for singles, couples and travellers with minimum luggage.
Further information: https://www.atv.verona.it/
2. Taxi, comfortable way to get from Verona Airport to city centre
With mum and dad, two kids and the usual holiday luggage, a taxi is an option worth considering.
Available outside the arrivals terminal, the journey from Verona Airport to the city centre will take on average 20 minutes and costs around €25, depending on the final destination, travelling time and amount of any additional luggage.
The usual caveats apply when looking for airport taxis in a foreign country. Only approach fully signed and logoed cabs with company name and driver ID displayed on the vehicle.
If the driver doesn’t appear to turn his meter on, ask the journey cost before starting off, or change taxi.
3. Do it in style, with a private transfer from Verona Airport to city centre hotel
Whether a frequent flyer or an international business traveller, air travel is an extreme stress-building activity.
Are you going to be delayed getting to the airport? Is the flight going to be delayed? Is your baggage going to arrive at the same place you do? How do you get from the airport to where you’ve got to be?
With so many factors out of your control, the best option is to minimise the risks you can influence, and one is by booking a private transfer from Verona Airport to city centre.
For this very reason, private hire transfers are becoming increasingly popular with both leisure and business travellers.
Pre-booked online, you can choose from the latest high-end vehicles fully loaded with all the latest mod-cons. Your Italian/English-speaking driver will meet you in arrivals with a board bearing your name, and escort you to the car.
Journey time is generally less than 20 minutes, depending on your hotel location.
Further information: Verona Airport private transfers
4. Hire Car, a good option if you intend to explore outside the city
Hiring a car just to get from Verona Airport to city centre and back at the end of your holiday is probably not the best idea in the world.
However, if you intend to spend some time exploring areas further afield, such as Lazise, Bardolino, Peschiera del Garda, Sirmione or Desenzano del Garda, picking up a hire car from the airport is a good option.
Verona Airport has around a dozen car hire companies with desks in the arrivals terminal, including many of the multi-nationals such as Hertz, Avis, Budget and Europcar.
As a general rule, you will need to be 23 years or older, have an International Driver’s License and your passport to hire from the airport. Expect to pay anything from €100 – €300 deposit depending on the vehicle chosen.
To get the best price on a hire car from Verona Airport to city centre and beyond, booking online is highly recommended. Not only can you get the best deal for your stay, but you are assured all paperwork is completed and the vehicle will be waiting for you when you step off the plane.
Vehicle keys will be available from your chosen hire desk in arrivals, and your hire car will be outside terminal 2 in parking lot P3.
Further information: Verona Airport rental cars
For those arriving at Verona Airport and staying outside of Verona at Valeggio, Peschiera, Lazise or along the banks of Lake Garda during the summer months, line 482 ATV runs directly from the airport to these areas starting at 5.12am to 08:12pm.
During the winter months, December through March, the airport also operates a ski shuttle from Verona Airport to the Trentino-Dolomites Ski Slopes.