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Serving more than four million inhabitants of the breathtaking Veneto region is Verona Airport, also known as Verona Catullo Airport and Verona Villafranca Airport. This regional gateway is set about three miles southwest of the city’s exquisite Roman Amphitheatre and the famed fictional house of Shakespeare character Juliet. Car rental in Verona Airport can vastly augment a holiday in the area b providing visitors with the ability to venture onward at their own pace. However, those bound for the city itself can opt for taxi service or scheduled bus departures.
Who to Book With
Passengers at Verona Airport can hire cars directly at the airport via the following brands: Avis, Budget, Thrifty/Dollar, Hertz, Sixt, Locauto, Easycar, Maggiore and Car Italy. The car hire offices are located next to the P3 car park, opposite Terminal 2.
Need to Know Essentials
For a smooth transaction, bring the following documentation to the rental desk at Verona Airport.
- A valid driver’s licence (some firms may want to see an International Driver’s Permit)
- A valid credit card in the primary driver’s name
- Your passport
- A print-out of your booking confirmation
For drivers with experience of driving in Western Europe, motoring in Italy should be familiar. Here, you’ll drive on the right side of the road. Be cautious of the high numbers of motorbikes in cities. All passengers and the driver are required to wear seatbelts at all times. Those travelling north of Verona must be prepared for hazardous conditions from October through late spring. Do not block the fast lanes on motorways. Speed limits and parking violations are strictly enforced.
Getting away from Verona Airport is easy and enjoyable with car hire, which is particularly suited to those that would like a proper glimpse of Veneto on the whole. Shuttle buses are also available and fairly economical, while taxis provide more convenience at a substantially higher price.
There is no direct rail link from Verona Airport. Passengers can transfer to Verona Porta Nuova railway station in the city centre every 20 minutes between 06:35 and 23:35. Tickets cost about £5 one-way. Contact ATV for further shuttle information or visit Trenitalia for train tickets and schedules.
Taxis are available from an official rank situated just outside the Arrivals area in Terminal 2. Service into town usually takes about 15 minutes. There are supplementary fees for luggage and extra passengers. Fares rise during night-time hours and on weekends and holidays.
Verona Airport to Verona city centre is around £15
ATV (Company for Public Transport of Verona) provides regular Aerobus service into the city centre from the airport from 06:35 to 23:35 daily. Buses depart every 20 minutes and terminate at Porta Nuova railway station. The one-way fare is £5, while monthly passes are available for around £40.
Verona Airport’s arrivals and departures facilities are located in separate buildings – Terminal 1 (departures) and Terminal 2 (arrivals). The terminals are situated adjacent to one another and walking between the two only takes a moment. Both terminals are accessible from the A22 or A4 motorways. Terminal 1 has two floors, with most passenger facilities located on the ground level, with the exception of the VIP lounges, which can be found upstairs.
Public parking is available for up to 4,800 vehicles at Verona Airport. Car parks P1 and P2 are premium facilities directly opposite Terminal 1; parking here costs £2.50 for one hour, £18 for a day and £94 a week. Alternatively, P1bis, P2bis, P3 and P4 offer somewhat cheaper rates for longer stays, at about £12 per day and £40 per week. Finally, the low-cost car park offers shuttle service to the terminal and costs about £4 per day and £30 per week.
Wireless internet is available to Catullo VIP Lounge customers.
The airport information counter is located next to the check-in area in Terminal 1.
Airport Information/Mobility Assistance: +39 45 809 5666
ATV Bus Information: +39 45 805 7922
Catullo VIP Lounge: +39 45 809 5882
Travellers with reduced mobility and special needs can be accommodated at Verona Airport by contacting: +39 45 809 5666 or their airline 48 hours before travelling. Facilities at the airport include designated parking spaces, lifts for boarding and disabled persons’ toilets.
Restaurants and Bars
Look for a decent array of full-service dining and fast food outlets in Terminal 1 (Departures) and a few small coffee shops and snack bars outside of the Baggage Claim area in Terminal 2. Opening times generally span from one hour prior to the first scheduled departure until one hour after the last flight of the day. Names available include Bricco Café, Pizzer Pan, the Frozen Yogurt Company, Zushi Japanese and RisaMore.
Catullo VIP Lounge
Money and ATMs
Passengers can find a bank branch near the entrance doors on the ground floor of Terminal 1. Opening hours are from 08:20 to 13:20 and 14:35 to 15:35 on weekdays and from 08:45 to 12:45 on Saturdays. There are also three ATMs in Terminal 1, two on the ground floor and one on the upper level near the Catullo VIP Lounge.
Verona Airport offers a good range of duty-free goods for passengers leaving the EU – tax-free items can be purchased in the Departures lounge (beyond security) in Terminal 1. Additionally, more than a dozen other shopping outlets are available on both sides of Terminal 1, including Safebag, Goldenpoint, Wood Village, Watch Studio, Camicasso and Media World.