Transportation from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

Transportation from VCE airport to the installation should be pre-discussed between the inbound DoD member and sponsor. Due to vehicle sizes, sponsors may not have room for inbound DoD member, their families, pet and luggage. There are a few options if your sponsor is not able to provide transportation from the airport.

Arriving during Army Airport Shuttle service hours:

There is a Military Community Liaison Office managed by Vicenza Army Base that can provide support to all service members arriving into the Venice Macro Polo airport. To reach them:

  • Go through the customs doors, turn right, and walk 75 feet. Look for a sign on the floor that says, “USA DoD Personnel”.
  • Military Community Liaison Office is on the right.
  • The Airport Liaison can direct you to Aviano Patriot Shuttle Services, telephones, and more.
  • They are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and on weekends from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

ITT Patriot Shuttle

We ask that all shuttle request forms be filled out and returned to our office via ORG box. Make sure to read the form carefully and fill out ALL required travel information fields (including payment details) before submitting your request. Return your completed PATRIOT SHUTTLE REQUEST to 31FSS.ITT.AVIANO@US.AF.MIL with the following subject line:

If you have any questions regarding a new or existing Patriot Shuttle reservation, please call or email us during our normal hours of operation.

  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and GTC can be used for payment; GTC is reimbursable on travel voucher
  • Allow approximately 45-60 minutes to go through customs, schedule the shuttle accordingly
  • Pets: Allow an ADDITIONAL 60 minutes minimum to clear customs, schedule shuttle accordingly
  • 24/7 service available (NOT ITT OFFICE, only the Patriot Shuttle's Person of Contact!)
  • The Patriot Shuttle can transport to on/off base destinations

Private Taxi/Shuttle Service

Inbound DoD members and/or their sponsors can arrange a private taxi or shuttle service to pick up an inbound DoD member from the airport. Fees charged for this type of service are reimbursable.

Radio Taxi Pordenone: +39 0434-368-020

Transportation with Pets

It takes around 1 hour to clear customs; schedule shuttle/taxi time accordingly. No matter which transportation option you choose to get to Aviano from the Airport, be sure to mention you are traveling with a pet. If booking the Patriot Shuttle, simply indicate this in your booking notes.

Note: any pet transportation fees incurred are non-reimbursable. The Patriot Shuttle does not charge any additional fees for your pet.

Transportation to Off-Base Lodging

Taxis are not allowed on base. Pick up point is outside the South Gate at the Visitor Center. The Mountain View Lodge is within walking distance of the gate at approximately 25 miles.

Keep your receipts!

Car Rental

Upon arriving to Aviano, you may need or choose to rent a vehicle. This will help when looking for homes, settling in, or exploring the area while you wait for your car to arrive. Below are a list of car rental places to get you started. They are not endorsed or affiliated with Aviano Air Base. You will need a current driver’s license and an international driver’s license.

On-Base Rental

  • Europcar: +39 0434-66-8719 [Area F BX]

Aviano Rental

Pordenone Rental

Venice Marco Polo Airport Rental