New York is a truly cosmopolitan city filled with immigrants and tourists from all corners of the world. Venice has been a cosmopolitan city for over eight hundred years, its trade routes stretching throughout Europe and Asia. Both these world-class cities offer something for everyone. You’ll find the cheapest flights from New York to Venice at Orbitz.com.
New York City Airports
Three major airports serve the New York City area: JFK, about twenty miles from Manhattan in Queens; LaGuardia, six miles from Manhattan in Queens; and Newark Liberty International Airport, about twenty miles away in Newark, NJ. Taxis will cost between $40 and $55, plus tolls. If you’re traveling light, a $2.25 subway ride out might be your best option; all airports have convenient subway and bus access. Parking at the airport is fairly costly, ranging from LaGuardia’s $33 daily maximum to JFK’s $18-per-day economy lots.
Beautiful Venice, Italy
Venice is served by Marco Polo International Airport. You’ll have a variety of transportation options from the airport to your destination, from bus transit to helicopter. If your hotel has a boat landing, a water taxi can take you from the airport to downtown Venice for about €95, or $114. Buses, or vaporetti, are crowded and hot, so dress and pack lightly; they are, however, much cheaper than any other option at about €7, which is less than $10. Once you’re in Venice, walking is the easiest way to get around. Piazza San Marco is a good place to get a taste of everything Venetian, and it’s also the center of Carnivale, which occurs before Lent. The Doge’s Palace was the seat of Venice’s rulers for a millennium, and by booking the Itinerari Segreti (Secret Itinerary) tour, you’ll see the off-limits portions of this historic building. Venice is always humid and often hot, with highs around 81°F in July. January lows average about 30°F. The humidity brings a lot of rain, so bring an umbrella.
Your Trip to Venice, Italy
New York and Venice are both fascinating cities, but Venice offers a depth of cosmopolitan history and architecture nearly unparalleled by anything else you’ll see in Europe. A trip to Venice is the trip of a lifetime. Minimize hassles and maximize fun by booking your flight from New York to Venice with Orbitz.com.