There aren't any direct flights between these destinations. But Lufthansa, United Airlines and British Airways will fly you from Tampa, FL Airport (TPA-Tampa Intl.) to Venice Airport (VCE-Marco Polo) with just one stopover.
With the fastest flight time from Tampa, FL Airport (TPA-Tampa Intl.) to Venice Airport (VCE-Marco Polo) being 10 hours and 15 minutes, it's smart to have some in-flight survival tricks in your repertoire. Neck pillows, earplugs and eye-masks should be some of the essentials packed into your carry-on.
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The commercial airport offering flights from Tampa is the Tampa International Airport. It primarily serves Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and North American Airlines. The airport lies six miles west of downtown Tampa. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Tampa International.
Tampa International Airport offers several parking options for your vehicle while you are away. Short-term parking is in a garage located above the terminal at the northern end of the airport. It costs no more than $20 for a 24-hour period. Long-term parking is the cheaper option; it costs $15 for 24 hours. The long-term parking area is adjacent to Airside A. Orbitz.com's flight planner option helps you choose parking options.
Getting to Tampa International Airport is easy by bus or taxi. HART makes regular stops at the east end of the red baggage claim near belt #15. Greyhound, meanwhile, has a terminal on Polk Street in downtown Tampa that has buses that travel to the airport. If you take a taxi, expect to pay at least $15. Orbitz.com may offer special deals for bus tickets, depending on your location.
The landside building at the airport offers a variety of cuisines to refresh you before your flight from Tampa. If you want coffee and breakfast, you can have a latte at the Starbucks, which is open 24 hours per day. Terminal restaurants, including Burger King, are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.