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Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
From Johannesburg OR Tambo to Venice
One-way flight from Johannesburg to Venice
When is the best time to book a flight to Venice?
The price you pay for your flight to Venice may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 26 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Venice?
The cheapest day to fly to Venice is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Venice?
At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Venice trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.
Grand canals and singing gondoliers provide the backdrop to the romantic city of Venice. Enter a world where cars are banned and bridges keep the city connected. In Venice, everyone travels by boat. Hop on board for an experience of a lifetime.
Along the narrow canals are small wine bars and intimate restaurants packed with locals and tourists. Venice’s historic centre is dividing into six quarters – San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Polo, Santa Croce, Cannaregio and Castello. Visitors can explore each quarter by hopping on a gondola and travelling down the Grand Canal, which intersects each district. The most famous of all, San Marco, can become very crowded with tourists in the summer and prices rise in the restaurants and cafés surrounding the popular square. Many travellers visit Venice during the off-season to avoid some of the crowds, not to mention the heat and the smells from the canals that float through the town in August. But at any time of year the jaw-dropping beauty of Venice is bound to impress. The town was once the centre of Italy’s commercial greatness and the palazzos and churches of the Renaissance period are spectacular.
Summers (June to August) are hot and sticky with daytime temperatures around 27 degrees and higher. The pollution limits the view, and the sirocco winds bring in more heat from the south. Late afternoon thunderstorms often hit briefly in summer. Winter starts with heavy rains, and there is a chance of flooding in November and December. January and February are the coldest months with temperatures ranging from -1 to +7 degrees. Spring is clear and crisp with lots of rain into June.
Venice has visitors year-round but most Venice flights and hotels are packed from April to October, especially the periods from Easter to June and September through October. Christmas, New Year, and Carnevale (February) are also very busy. If you plan on visiting during these times, make your reservations in advance.
Early spring may be the best time to visit. September has the next best weather, but October has fewer crowds.
The rain in November and December often causes flooding, and you may end up walking in water. With the dampness the winters can also be cool and sometimes the city is blanketed in snow, but this is also a great time to find cheap flights to Venice and discounted hotel rates.
Venice’s unique geography limits transportation to two methods: walking and boating. Cars and bicycles are banned in the city, but you can take water buses/ferries, water taxis and gondolas. The water buses (vaporetti) mainly serve the Grand Canal and you’ll have to wrestle with crowds in the summer. Water taxis aren’t cheap, and they’ll cost extra if you have large bags or are travelling at night, on Sundays or holidays. While gondolas may be the quintessential Venetian form of transport, they’re also very costly. Walking is the most enjoyable way to get around the city. Embrace getting lost. The city isn’t very big and wandering through unknown streets and squares is part of its charm.