Verona is a city of Roman ruins and fine wine.
Approximate flight time: 2 hours 5 minutes
No. of flights per week: 6
Airlines that fly direct: Jet2.com, Ryanair & TUI
Airports in Verona: Verona International
Seasons: High: May - August : Low: November - March
Currency: Euro (€)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
Time will fly when you choose to travel to Verona from Birmingham Airport. With bars, cafés, restaurants and shops you’ll want to arrive at least 2 hours before your flight to make the most of our facilities.
No one likes to queue, so to help you get through security as quickly as possible, there's an Express Lane, which, for a small fee, will allow you to skip the general queue. Once you’re through security, it’s time to explore. Whether you want to shop, eat, or do both, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Need currency for your trip abroad? Whether you’re looking to top up your Euros before you fly, or withdraw a few UK pounds for your return, head over to our Travelex stores conveniently located in the Arrivals area of the terminal building and Departures Lounge. If you prefer, you can pre-order your currency and get next day collection if you order before 3pm at Birmingham Airport.
Our shops cater to everything from last minute travel essentials to gifts for a loved one. Boots has health and beauty essentials, if you need any electricals, Dixons Travel is your best bet, and World Duty Free has great brands at discount prices. We’ve got fashion stores like JD Sports, Kurt Geiger and Accessorize too.
Once you’ve had a browse and picked up some sweets from WHSmith, it’s time to get some food. Whether you want to take something onboard with you or would like a sit-down meal in the terminal, we’ve got great options. Wrapchic, M&S Food to Go and Pret a Manger are recommended if you want to grab and go. Burger King is often a favourite amongst kids, or why not enjoy a proper meal at Frankie & Benny’s, Giraffe or Wetherspoon? Discover all of our bars, cafés and restaurants.
Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, you may want to make use of one of our five airport lounges. Complimentary food & drink, unlimited WiFi, quiet zones, runway views and charging points – what more could you need?
We have seven car parks on-site making driving to the airport easy and convenient. All car parks are within walking distance of the airport terminal or accessible via a free shuttle bus. Should you prefer to take public transport, there are plenty of options to choose from. Birmingham International train station is just outside the airport, with the free and frequent Air Rail that takes passengers to the terminal in just two minutes. You can also find public buses and coaches that travel from all over the country and drop you right at the airport.
To find out about our other services, head to our terminal facilities page.
Arriving at Verona Airport
Verona Airport is Verona’s main international airport located around 10km south of the city centre. There are several options for onwards travel from the airport. The Aerobus connects the airport and Verona Porta Nuova railway station every 20 minutes from approximately 6am to 11pm. The journey takes fifteen minutes, and tickets can be bought from a machine in the airport, or by paying a slightly higher fare on board the bus. Alternative lines run to Lake Garda and Südtirol.
The taxi rank can be found at the exit of the Arrivals Terminal and car hire is also available.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Verona
Perhaps best known for its Shakespeare associations, Verona attracts tourists from all over the world who admire its pretty piazzas and meandering lanes. But beyond the Renaissance romance, Verona is a bustling centre, dominated by a huge 1st-century amphitheatre. Pretty churches, architecturally charming bridges over the Adige River, impressive art and regional wine and food from the Veneto hinterland, make Verona one of northern Italy’s most attractive cities.
The main language spoken in Verona is Italian, but most locals will speak English in tourist areas. That’s not to say you shouldn’t give Italian a try though!
Verona enjoys hot summers, but the winters are much colder than other Mediterranean. The best times of the year to go to Verona are from late May through to early October. If you're looking for a less crowded scene, spring and autumn are best.
Culture in Verona
Verona is a delightful destination for immersing yourself in the art, culture, style and culinary traditions of Italian life. Explore the city’s many attractions, before indulging in fine Italian cuisine.
Culture vultures will be pleased to hear that the city puts on many events and festivals throughout the year. As the setting of Romeo and Juliet, Verona hosts the most romantic festival in the world each February – Verona in Love. For three days, the streets are decorated with huge posters, lights and balloons in the shape of hearts, and events, fairs and presentations take place.
Summer means opera in Verona, where spectacles in the Arena– the city’s Roman amphitheatre – showcase one of the most remarkable ancient buildings still surviving. If you can, visit for the annual Arena di Verona Summer Opera Festival, a spectacular summer festival of opera.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Italy without sampling lots of tasty Italian food and Verona has a lot to offer. From risotto and gnocchi to pandoro (traditional Italian Christmas cake) and wine, there’s lots to sample.