Originally a small 10-men operation, over the past 56 years Auto Europe has grown into a key provider of car hire services, with over 20,000 pick up locations in 155 countries. In order to provide our clients with the best quality of service at the most competitive rates, we have developed strong partnerships with leading car hire companies, both international and local. This gives us access to a large and modern fleet, available at all main locations in Europe, including at Verona Airport.
Verona Airport (VRN)
Official Name: Verona Villafranca Airport.
Italian Name: Aeroporto di Verona-Villafranca. Also known as Valerio Catullo Airport.
Address: Caselle di Sommacampagna Province of Verona, Italy
IATA Code: VRN
Location: The airport is located just a little over 3 miles to the south-west of Verona.
Airlines operating at Verona Airport: There are 22 airlines operating out of Verona Airport, including low-cost airlines, such as EasyJet. Other main airlines include British Airways, Lufthansa and Air France.
Tel: +39 045 809 5666
There are two terminals at Verona Airport, one for arrivals (Terminal 2) and one for departures (Terminal 1). On the ground floor of Terminal 1, travellers can find the check-in counters and a duty-free area for shopping. The VIP lounge is located on the first floor, which also houses a chapel and the airport police.
Terminal 2 has a few cafés where clients can grab a bite to eat after they land. This part of the airport also houses the Information Office. Just outside the arrivals terminal, travellers will find the stop of the aerobus, which offers connections to the Verona train station.
Verona Airport is open 24 hours a day.
Most car hire desks are located in the arrivals terminal (Terminal 2). You can find out what supplier is providing your vehicle by checking the first page of your voucher, under "Pick-up Information". Please note that often in Italy, you may come across a pick up desk for "Auto Europa". Despite the similarity in name and logo, Auto Europe and Auto Europa are different companies, so Auto Europa's desk is not necessarily the correct one for you. Always check the supplier indicated on the voucher.
When you book your car on our website or through our call centre, it is extremely important to include your flight number. This will be particularly helpful if your flight is delayed. Please note, however, that even if you provide your flight number, you should still contact the local depot in the event of a delay or cancellation of your flight. You can find the supplier's contact information on the first page of your voucher.
|Avis||9am to 11pm|
|Hertz||9am to 11pm|
|Europcar||8am to 11|
Terminal 1 (Departures) has several shops and restaurants/cafés, many - but not all of them - past the security check. There's also a first aid station, open 24/7, just outside the departures terminal.
There's Wi-Fi throughout the airport, accessible for only €1 per hour. If you have access to the VIP lounge - located on the first floor of T1 - Wi-Fi there is free. The Gugliemo system used in the airport for Wi-Fi is also in operation throughout the city of Verona, where you can access the Internet for free when in range of the signal.
Verona Airport is located around 8 miles away from the city centre. The airport has access to two highways, the A22 and the A4. If you're driving to Verona, you don't actually need to use either, but rather you can take the SS62 and then take a turn to the Tronco T4-T9, which will lead you into the city. The trip takes around 15 minutes by car, depending on traffic.
The A4 will take you to Brescia (46 miles), Padua (54 miles), Bergamo (72 miles) and Venice (74 miles). The A22 leads the way to Trento (60 miles), Modena (65 miles) and Bologna (85 miles). You can also take the A22 to the Austrian border and travel to Innsbruck, which is only 168 miles away (the trip takes around 2 hours and a half). Please note, however, that if you intend to cross the border with your rental, you must notify Auto Europe of this at the time of booking. Sometimes, though not always, this may mean an extra fee. We have also prepared a Lake Garda road trip planner for more travel ideas!
If you're not picking up a car hire at Verona Airport, but rather in the city, there are other ways to travel to Verona. Just outside the arrivals terminal there's a bus stop. The aerobus connects the airport to the Verona train station (centrally located) and runs every day, every 20 minutes. There's also a shuttle bus which connects the airport to Mantua, with four buses a day departing for Mantua and four buses running in the opposite direction.
For more information about driving in Italy, click here.
There are four parking areas at Verona Airport: Stop & Go, Premium, Medium to Long Stay, and Low Cost. The first five minutes of parking are free in all of them, and the first three hours of parking are charged at the same rate in all four parks. The Stop & Go park does not allow stays longer than three hours.
The payment system is easy and intuitive. When you first gain entry to the car park, you receive a ticket, which you must keep for the duration of your stay. When you're ready to leave, you can pay at the payment desks located either at the entrance of Terminal 1 (Departures) or inside Terminal 2 (Arrivals). There you also get the ticket stamped and then use the ticket to leave the car park.
In the city itself, the thing to know is that most street parking in Verona is paid. Areas where parking is allowed are marked by blue lines, while areas where parking is forbidden are marked by yellow lines. Parking in a yellow-marked area may result not only in a fine, but also in the vehicle being towed. Parking is usually time-limited, with maximum time allowed normally being one hour.
Using a car park is preferable to street parking, being a safer, cheaper and more practical option. There are two covered car parks close to the city centre, one in Piazza Citadella, and the other one on Via M. Bentegodi (both of them close to the Arena). There is also an open air free car park on Via Colonnello Galliano, near Porta Palio. However, this park is sometimes used for events, so it's important to keep an eye out for closure notices.