Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Venice (VCE)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Venice

Venice travel information

Venice, the Floating City is one of the most popular destinations in northeastern Italy to visit. Canals, gondolas, the Biennale Festival, the Lido and the Rialto bridge are just a few of the highlights of the grand Venetian city. Be sure to see the Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco and wander through the narrow backstreets and find neighbourhood churches lined with marble, bistro, bars and artesian craftsman. The joy of Venice is getting lost. Be sure to take a ride on the vaporetto to the Lido beach, cruise on a gondola, go to the Opera and enjoy the superb people watching of the fashionable Venetians. For a few days, its one city you won’t forget.

When to visit

Best time to visit  Venice

The best time to visit Venice is September to November and April to May when there are fewer crowds, the days are sunny but not too hot. In April you can enjoy the Easter celebrations and with the warm weather makes it a good time to visit St Mark's Square, The Rialto Bridge in the old Quarter and taking a Gondola Ride. June through to August is hot and humid, so it is little quieter, with the temperatures around 28°C. Spring is a lovely time to visit the city of canals, as temperatures drop, the weather is cooler, perfect for seeing the sights.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE).Opens external site in a new window Is the international airport of Venice, Italy. It is located on the mainland near the village of Tessera, a Frazione of the commune of Venice located about 7.6 kilometres (4.1 miles) east of Mestre. The airport is named after the Venetian traveller Marco Polo.

Arriving in Venice

The helpful staff at Venice Airport will greet you when you land to help with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are multiple  transport options available to where you need to go.   

Getting into Venice from Venice Airport  

With a range of options from public transport, car hire to taxies and shuttles, you can easily find a mode of transport to suit your travel needs. From the airport you can hire a car or take the Venezia Mestre Train taking approximately 20 minutes to the city. It’s easy to jump on a bus, with tickets available in the arrival’s hall and baggage claim area. For a fast service, take a taxi or the low cost GoOpti transfer service. A water bus transport service is available from the airport docks, connecting Venice and the main Venetian Islands or for a private transfer you can book a private boat from Venezia Airport. You can pick up a car share, from the departures hall and drop it off at limited areas of Venice.

Getting around Venice

Venice is a unique city, so the transport options match its character. The best way to get around Venice is on foot, which is often the quickest way to reach your destination. Walking along the canals is a lovely experience where you can discover hidden corners and squares you might otherwise miss. Vaporetto water buses connect all the main sights are a popular way to get around, though slightly expensive. There is a water ferry widely used by the locals or for a private transfer and to get to your destination quickly, a water taxi is a good choice. A gondola is a must do tourist experience or you can take a ferry from the Lido. There is a tram, Uber or hiring a bike are other convenient options.

Departure information

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

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Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

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Customers travelling from Melbourne, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 30 April 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 30 April 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 December 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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