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.
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:
If you are booking the shuttle from abroad please fill out all travel information below and send back to 31FSS.ITT.AVIANO@us.af.mil. Be sure to provide preferred credit card payment information (full name of cardholder, 16 digit card number, expiry date, CVC/security code, billing zip code, and PIN if required ). Feel free to contact our DSN 632-3107 or commercial line 0434-30-3107 with any questions or concerns.
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
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.
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.
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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.
Venice Marco Polo Airport Rental