Verona International Airport is also known as Villafranca Airport or Catullo Airport. It is a small but very well maintained airport which is relatively new and perfectly situated for anyone wishing to explore the delights of northern Italy including Verona itself, home of Romeo and Juliett, the beautiful nearby Lake Garda or lying to the east is Venice, or west of Verona you will find the Dolomite Mountains in the Alps and the South Tyrol Region of Northern Italy. The airport itself is located about 13kms from Verona city which will take you about 15-20 minutes depending on traffic. The airport is busy year round with summer time seeing tourists arriving in their thousands to holiday here. In winter, there is also a steady flow of visitors to the region but with the snow and slopes in mind.
More About Verona Airport
Airport Car Hire
Verona is the ideal airport to land it if you want to see the North of Italy. In your hire car, you can be in any of the following places with an hour and half; Venice for Carnival, The Dolomites for Skiing, Lake Garda for swimming, boating, holidaying and relaxing or Milan for shopping! There is a good choice of car hire provider in Verona airport, and Car Booker compares them all. We look at the best car hire prices, their car hire discounts, deals and offers. We then select the best deals to present to you, and you can pick the hire car that best suits you for your trip. So if you want to save up to 30% by comparing car hire in Verona on brands such as Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Locauto and Sixt, then book right here with Car Booker.
Getting there & Away
Verona city is 15-20 minutes by car from the airport, however, if you are choosing not to have a hire car, then there are a few options available to you. For Verona city or the train station in Verona, buses run every 20 minutes from 5.30am to 11.35pm and will cost you €6. For a taxi to the city centre, expect to pay about €20. If you are going to Lake Garda or to the South Tyrol region it is advised to book or organise your onward transport before you get to the airport. The South Tyrol shuttle bus is about €50 per person and for those of you going to Lake Garda, then the cost will depend on what town on the lake you wish to visit.
Things to do
Irrespective of the time of the year that you fly into Verona, there is always a lot to do in the area and within a short driving distance. For summer sun on the lakes, sunbathing, swimming, boating and eating or touring around in any of the fabulous towns around Lake Garda including Lazise (30 minutes), Barldolino (30 minutes), Peschiera (25 minutes) and Riva (1 hour 5 minutes). There are a number of cities well worth a visit within driving distance of Verona including Verona city (15 minutes), Venice (1 hour 25 minutes), Bolzano (2 hours) and Milan (1 hour 30 minutes). In the winter, you can fly to Verona and then jump into your hire car and head for the slopes in some of the best ski resorts in the Dolomites such as Levignio and Plan de Corones.