Flights from San Francisco
San Francisco International Airport Information
The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).
Parking at San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.
Ground Transportation Information
A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.
Restaurant Options at the Airport
The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.
Flights to Venice
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Whether you are Carnival-bound or planning to explore the vast canal network during the off-season, Orbitz.com has the cheap flights to Venice you need to make your romantic Italian dreams a reality. Flying into the Venice Marco Polo Airport will land you approximately 4.9 kilometers, or 8 miles, from the city center. This airport handles flights from over 40 airlines, including United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Alitalia, and Lufthansa.
Transportation From the Airport to Venice
After arriving at Venice Marco Polo Airport on your Orbitz.com-booked flight, you can take a water taxi, which costs 108 Euros for up to four passengers and drops you directly at your hotel. Another option is to take a water shuttle with scheduled stops at various destinations within Venice. Bus service is also available and drops passengers off at the bus terminal of Piazzale Roma. Alternately, the railway station of Venice Mestre, which connects Venice to other nearby cities and towns, is a short bus ride away.
Weather in Venice
Spring and fall are popular times to visit Venice because the weather during these seasons is mild and the skies generally clear and blue. Winters can be damp, cold, and windy, although the fog that often settles over the city makes for a magical atmosphere just in time for the mid-winter Carnival season. Late summers are hot and humid. Rainfall is prevalent year-round, so bring an umbrella.
Touring Venice All Year Long
Many visitors brave the winter weather in Venice to experience Carnival, the masked pre-Lenten festival. Carnival occurs on a different date each year, always culminating on a Tuesday in February or March. If you book your Orbitz.com Venetian vacation during spring or early summer, you'll be better able to enjoy long hours touring the city on a gondola or walking over the more than 400 bridges spanning the city's famous canals. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, check out the latest sales and cheap flights to Venice on Orbitz.com so you can get the most out of your vacation budget.
Splendid Venice Venezia – Starhotels CollezioneSan Marco Mercerie 760, Venice 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Venice's designer-shopping district, this hotel is 500 meters from Piazza San Marco, the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge, and the Bridge of ...
Hotel Carlton on the Grand CanalSestiere Di Santa Croce 578, Venice 4.0 out of 5.0
Facing Venice's Grand Canal, this hotel occupies a restored 18th-century palazzo and is 400 meters from Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari basilica and 500 from ...
Best Western Titian Inn Hotel Venice AirportVia Orlanda 240, Mestre 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Forte Bazzera and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Ca' Noghera Casino of Venice. San Giuliano Park and Forte ...
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