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Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

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Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

We have been reading and reading and are now totally confused with all the possibilities and modes of transprot available in Venice. We will each have a large suitcase and trolley carry on luggage.

We have three questions:

1. We arrive at MP Airport at 8:50 am on a Sunday morning. We are going on a cruise. Can someone please help us and explain which is the best/quickest/ and most economical way to get from the airport to the cruise line (Celebrity).

I have read about ACTV, Bucintoro Viaggi and now airport link...I need a help to understand and work out which is the best ! :)

2. We will be staying in a hotel in the San Zaccaria area for one night only at the end of our cruise, please can you suggest how we go from the cruise liner to the hotel.

3. We will be leaving Venice - Rome by train...how do we go from the hotel to the train station ?

THANK YOU - and sorry for all the questions.

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11. Re: Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

@Melbourne50 Make sure you understand the implications of taking Italo, as has been mentioned previously, it only stops at Rome Tiburtina.

Here is the network map of Rome metro and regional trains

http://www.atac.roma.it/files/doc.asp?r=4

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12. Re: Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

NTV's Italo trains call in BOTH Roma Tiburtina AND Roma Ostiense, except for 3.55 pm train from Venice which goes to Salerno and only calls in Roma Tiburtina.

All Trenitalia's Frecciargento trains between Venice and Rome call in BOTH Roma Tiburtina AND Roma Termini.

Via degli Avignonesi is closer to Roma Termini than any other railway station in Rome.

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13. Re: Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

Thanks everyone. I booked with Italo trains before I saw your message Frecciadellalaguana.

Would it be better to take a taxi to Via deli avignonesi or a train ?

Thanks in advance.

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14. Re: Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

arriving in Venice y cruise ship april 22 for one day only what is the best way to get to st marks square and the the cheapest .M UK

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15. Re: Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

Take the People Mover to Piazzale Roma then line 1 Vaporetto to San Marco, (this goes the length of the Grand Canal)

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16. Re: Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

You can use public boat transport for everything which is super cheap. It's like waiting at the bus stop. Just grap a map and go to the landing spots. When you get out of the airport you walk along a long side walk to the end docks the public boats are all the way down on your left. There will be water taxis that are nice and go quick but they cost over 100euro.

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17. Re: Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

Vaporetto - on a Euro 5 ticket, I got fined Euro 53 because I was not aware that the ticket had to be pre-validated. The sign boards are there but when you visit the first time, it is more likely that you will miss them. The ticket issuers also do not mention this when you buy the ticket, so there is a fair chance that a first time visitor with no knowledge of this will get fined. Be very careful, this is a rip-off !

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18. Re: Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

How exactly is this a rip off? The ticket seller cannot be expected to tell you all the conditions of every ticket they sell. As travellers, you have the responsibility to research the terms of use, and maximise your use of the ticket, that is why this forum exists. Do not blame your mistake to the inspector doing their job.

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19. Re: Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

No €5 tickets, the cheapest is €7.

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20. Re: Transport in Venice. We are totally confused

There are big yellow signs at the entrance to every boarding area indicating clearly in Italian and in English that you MUST validate your ticket every ride, before entering the boarding area, so it really is clear, even for a first time visitor. Hardly what could be classified as a "rip-off".