Airfare to Venice, Italy
The lagoon city of Venice inspires visions of romantic gondola rides, wanderings down quaint alleyways and a number of food, entertainment and shopping charms. The architecture is something to note – popular places to visit include Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum.
Airfare to Venice will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Rome, Florence or Milan. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Ryanair and bmi both travel to Venice from elsewhere in Europe. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany or another major gateway city. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Alitalia is the national airline. However, Lufthansa, KLM, Aer Lingus and other services also fly to Venice.
The most expensive air tickets to Venice are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Bologna, Florence or elsewhere in Italy and traveling overland to Venice via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Venice, check out BootsnAll’s Venice Travel Guide.