amsterdam to rome and venice

Dec 9th, 2005, 02:23 PM
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amsterdam to rome and venice

we are planning to fly to amsterdam to see friends for a day or two, then travel to rome and venice, possibly returning to amsterdam to fly home. What is the best way to travel between these cities -- train or fly?
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Dec 9th, 2005, 02:44 PM
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Because of the long distances for the cities you mention, I would fly. Can't you book an open jaw plane ticket (into Amsterdam and out of Rome) to avoid returning all the way to A'dam?
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Dec 9th, 2005, 04:47 PM
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Does KLM fly out of your city?

KLM flights from the US to Rome stop in Amsterdam and you can get a free stopover in Amsterdam both coming and going to Rome.
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Dec 13th, 2005, 02:58 PM
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Hi Familiar and helpful Fodorites...I am having trouble with my Amsterdam to Venice connection. The only cheap airline that I found (Translavia, or something like that..) doesn't fly on the day I need it to, and they fly only to Treviso as it is. I checked the site which features cheap European airlines, but to no avail. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Dec 13th, 2005, 05:29 PM
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Transavia is fine (I've flown them for MAD-AMS), but if they don't fly on the date you want, that's not much help.

Transavia does have flights to/from Pisa, which is more or less between Rome and Venice. Maybe you can adjust your itinerary a bit.

Also, Virgin Express has some Italian flights from Brussels, which is not so far from Amsterday by train.

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Dec 13th, 2005, 06:14 PM
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Thanks WT, Upon further inspection I did notice that although the Transavia site posted dates well into 2006, when I pulled up May 2006 it went back to March 2006 for the AMS date. So, maybe they just aren't posting that far into the future. I'll cross my fingers.

In a perfect world I could find a cheap flight straight to Venice (Marco Polo?), but we'll see. I don't know any airlines that offer deals on that route.
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Dec 13th, 2005, 06:47 PM
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bardo1 had a good suggestion. Fly Northwest/KLM to Venice with a 2 day stopover in Amsterdam. Then fly home from Rome. Or AMS to Rome, the fly home from Venice.

Does Northwest fly to Amsterdam from your airport? I know KLM flies from AMS to Venice (Marco Polo).
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Dec 14th, 2005, 09:06 AM
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Thanks, but I already have a RT from SFO to CDG on my miles. I am taking a train from Paris to Amsterdam. I am hoping that Transavia will issue it's new schedule by the new year, and many airlines have deals later on. I'll hang in there.
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Dec 23rd, 2005, 05:01 PM
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I booked Transavia, Amsterdam-Treviso. It was only $100 for each and that was WAY cheaper than anything , and certainly WAY WAY cheaper than flying to Marco Polo, even with the cost of transportation into Venice, I am sure.

So please, I need guidance from stepping off the plane at Treviso (two of us) and getting to La Calcina in Venice. Thanks!!!!!!!
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Dec 23rd, 2005, 06:33 PM
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Treviso is a piece of cake, some prefer it to Marco Polo, no water to contend with...

and (click on Getting To and From)

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Dec 24th, 2005, 09:40 AM
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Thanks! HUGE help!! Now, which water bus do I take to get to La Calcina? I love being prepared...although I am used to sudden last minute changes too!!
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Jan 1st, 2006, 08:10 PM
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Check the calcina website and click on location, it's all there - bus, taxi, vaporetto

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Jan 2nd, 2006, 02:22 PM
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Thank you! And Happy New Year!!
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