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How to get from Alba to Venice?

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How to get from Alba to Venice?

Hello - I'm visiting Alba in the first week of June. We are headed to Venice after that. What is the best way to get from Alba to Venice? We will have a car in Alba but were hoping to return the rental and take a train from there to Venice.

Would it make more sense to drive to Venice? Or catch a train from somewhere close to Alba?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: How to get from Alba to Venice?

Train www.trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html

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2. Re: How to get from Alba to Venice?

At some times of day it could be worth driving to nearby Asti and taking the train from there instead.

From either Alba or Asti, the train journeys are long.and except for one connection from Asti require at least two changes. It could be worth driving instead. it would probably be faster to drive if you take only brief rest stops on the way.

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3. Re: How to get from Alba to Venice?

You might return the car in Turin and take a train from there. There are 5 direct trains per day from Turin to Venice (plus many more with a change in Milan). Definitely a car in Venice is a liability.

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4. Re: How to get from Alba to Venice?

thanks everyone - i did find several direct trains from turin to venice. also looking into the driving option in which case, we'd definitely drop off the car as soon as we reach venice. so here are my questions which i'm really hoping someone may answer:

1) if we do drive from alba to venice, approx how much do you think we should budget for gas? (small car, automatic transmission)

2) once in venice, where are most of the car rental places? are they outside the city and how difficult is it to get to them? we definitely do not want to be attempting to drive around venice if that's even possible.

thanks again!!

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5. Re: How to get from Alba to Venice?

Well, you certainly can't 'drive around' historic Venice, unless your car is like this one: www.google.com/imgres…

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6. Re: How to get from Alba to Venice?

You can't drive around historic Venice, except in a boat. The main rental return places are all in Piazzale Roma, at the very end of the road and very easy to find. Finding an urban location in Turin could be more challenging.

http://www.viamichelin.com/ will give you routes to Venice with toll fees and estimates for petrol (gasoline). Note that the journey times on the site exclude stops and are optimistic for most tourists.

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7. Re: How to get from Alba to Venice?

thanks everyone! great suggestions. think we're actually going to drive as it will take the least amount of time for us from alba.

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8. Re: How to get from Alba to Venice?

Hi, Probably the most updated system for Road travel is found here: http://www.viamichelin.com/web/Routes. Michelin offers total mileage, intervals, time estimates, gas consumption, roadtaxes et cetera.

best Regards Arnt N M

Edited: 14 May 2012, 12:10
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9. Re: How to get from Alba to Venice?

thanks arnt M!

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