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Advice about getting to Marco Polo airport for early flight

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Advice about getting to Marco Polo airport for early flight

4 couples are leaving Venice at 6:45 a.m. for a flight to Amsterdam and then to USA. What time do we need to get to the airport to go through customs and be there in time for our flight?

We will be getting off a cruise for a 2 day stay in Venice. For hotels near Venice, would it be better to stay on the mainland and commute in to Venice so we would be closer to the airport? Or stay near Piazzale Roma and catch early bus to airport (enough time?)?

Thank you in advance for your advice!

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1. Re: Advice about getting to Marco Polo airport for early flight

Do stay in Venice I think you would regret,.

A party your size a water Taxi would be your best option, you can prebook on this site, or phone the day before when you know where you are staying

http://www.motoscafivenezia.it/eng/

Venice Airport opens at approx 5 in the morning,

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2. Re: Advice about getting to Marco Polo airport for early flight

Customs? If you mean 'Security', yes you will have to go through that area...but at 5:00 AM it shouldn't take long to clear. Sophie is right-on...stay in Venice proper, and not necessarily near . Piazzale Roma. Make reservations for the early water taxi pick-up...it will probably cost each couple about 30-35 euros, but at that hour of the morning it will be well worth the cost! And don't forget to get A/C in the hotel if traveling during the summer. I didn't know the Airport 'closed' at night and reopened in the morning...but Sophie sorta knows everything!

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I concur, stay in "Venice Proper" and get a taxi to the airport. We have just done so and the taxi ride to the airport was great fun and worth the expense.

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4. Re: Advice about getting to Marco Polo airport for early flight

Like Shopie said stay in Venice proper or you will regret. Ask your hotel to book a private water taxi in the morning to get to the airport it should take less than 30 mts. For the 6:45 flight you need to be there latest by 5:15

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5. Re: Advice about getting to Marco Polo airport for early flight

Is the Hilton Garden Inn close?

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6. Re: Advice about getting to Marco Polo airport for early flight

The Hilton Garden Inn is on the mainland, and is not particularly convenient for visiting Venice.

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7. Re: Advice about getting to Marco Polo airport for early flight

What hotel recommendations would you have for Venice proper? and what does venice proper mean? We are taking a similar flight.

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8. Re: Advice about getting to Marco Polo airport for early flight

It may take time but really any Hotel in Venice would do, some easier than others,

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9. Re: Advice about getting to Marco Polo airport for early flight

Specifically, if we are staying on the cruise ship that evening and leave on the 645am flight, would you take the water taxi or have the ship arrange the xfer? i'm wondering about how far it is you have to haul luggage to catch the water taxi.

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10. Re: Advice about getting to Marco Polo airport for early flight

You would not use a water taxi to get from a ship to the airport quickly. A land taxi would be faster and could get right to the ship and to the airport terminal building.