Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN) also known as Valerio Catullo Airport or Villafranca Airport, is located 10 km southwest of Verona, Italy. The airport is situated next to the junction of A4 Milan-Venice and A22 Modena-Brenner motorways. It serves a population of more than 4 million inhabitants in the provinces of Verona, Brescia, Mantova and Trentino-Alto Adige.
Airport shuttle: From the Verona Airport to Verona Porta Nuova train station (in the town centre). The shuttle service operates daily but the timetable is a bit tricky:
- the first departures are at 5:35, 6:30, 6:50 and 7:10 am and after that, every 20 minutes until 8:30 pm, then it runs every 40 minutes until 11:10 pm
- The ticket can be purchased online or at airport, it costs 6€ and it is valid for 75 minutes and can be used also on the other bus lines.
Local bus: You can take the bus line nr.199 which will take you to the central train station. The bus stop is in front of the airport (check the timetable here). The price of the ticket is 2€ and it is valid for 75 minutes.
Train: Unfortunately, there is to direct railway link from the airport to the centre of Verona, however the nearest train station is in the municipality of Dossobuono (1km from the airport) and from there take one of the trains that pass through the central station.
Taxi services: If you are carrying a lot of luggage, you should consider getting a taxi. The taxi from the airport to the city will cost you between 25 and 45€, depending on the time (whether it is day or night) and distance and on how much time will last the journey.
Transfer: Get yourself a private taxi or minivan if you are travelling in a bigger group of people for 50-70€. It is advisable to book them in advance.
Renting a car at Verona Airport: Those who prefer exploring the city by themselves but want to avoid public transport, car rental companies like Maggiore Rent, Sicily by Car offer their services in the airport area. To avoid being left without the car, book them online.
Renting a bus at Verona Airport: In case you are coming with a larger group of people (10+), the best option is to rent a bus prior to your arrival. After doing so, the bus rental companies will inform you on the pick-up point.
From VRN to Riva del Garda: Although it is not directly connected, you can get from VRN Verona Airport to Riva del Garda for 11€ by combining airport bus to Verona Porta Nuova train station (5€), and then taking ATV Verona bus to Riva (5€). Travel time is approx. 3 hours, not counting the time between the buses.
FAQ – bus and transport from Verona airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: That will not be a problem as there are bus lines running all day (shuttle and line nr.199) but in case you miss them all, get yourself a taxi, but be careful and negotiate the price in advance, because you might get overcharged, especially late at night.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: The closest hotels to the Verona airport are:
- DB Hotel Verona (4*) – 1,5 km from the airport, offers free Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking; laundry service
- Hotel Saccardi & Spa (4*) – 3 km from the airport, offers free Wi-Fi and parking; laundry service
- Hotel Veronesi La Torre (4*) – 1,5 from the airport, offers free Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking; fitness centre
Q: I would like to spend one day in Verona in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Yes, of course. The best way to do so is to take one of the buses which take you directly from the airport to the city centre and are the most convenient way of transportation. The airport does not offer luggage storage, but alternative option is to leave your luggage at the Verona Porta Nuova train station – first 5 hours costs 6€, and every next hour is additional 0,90€.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Verona. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?
A: The best option to visit nearby cities would be to go to the train station first and from there take the bus or train which will get you to your destination. You can visit other cities by checking the most popular bus routes at getbybus.com, e.g. Verona – Venice, Verona – Bologna, Verona – Padua.
Q: Can I exchange the money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, there is an exchange office (located at the Terminal T2 Arrivals) and ATMs at the airport (at T1 Departures), working 24/7, but it would be better to exchange the money before the trip and have some euros on you since the rate will be a lot higher on the spot and no currency other than euro is accepted.