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Best way to get from venice airport to hotel

Old Oct 12th, 2005, 02:53 PM
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Best way to get from venice airport to hotel

We're staying at the Hotel Savoia and Jolanda in Venice for our honeymoon....we'll be flying into the airport and I need to begin thinking about transportation from the airport to the hotel. I know there is a vaporetto stop nearby, but is that the best way to go? Where do you pick up the vaporetto from the airport? Any other suggestions?

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Old Oct 12th, 2005, 03:13 PM
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There are about a thousand replies to this query, but I'm going to go ahead and reply directly to this one.

Your options are...

1. take a land taxi from the airport to Piazzale Roma, then catch the vaporetto to the closest stop to your hotel (San Marco, so far as I can tell)

2. take a land bus (there are both private and public---ACTV---buses that do this route) to Piazzale Roma, and then vaporetto to San Marco

3. take a water taxi from the airport (or rather from the airport's dock---a brief free shuttle bus ride or not too arduous walk from the airport) directly to your hotel (assuming that the Savoia and Jolanda is on the water---it's expensive so I'm assuming so)

4. take the Alilaguna (this is a boat version of a bus, but not the vaporetto, which is run by ACTV) from the airport dock to San Marco and then walk; there is no vaporetto stop at the airport, you either take Alilaguna or a water taxi

Land routes are faster, water routes are more scenic (assuming you're traveling when it's light outside), and the water taxi is the most expensive.

Given that you're clearly splashing out on the hotel, just do the water taxi.
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I go to Venice whenever I can (!) and always take the normal (NOT the more expensive Airport) bus to the Piazzale Roma where all the buses come into the city. It only takes maybe 5 or 10 minutes longer than the dedicated airport bus and costs much less. There you can catch a vaporetto going anywhere you want. (There is no vaporetto stop at the airport.) Now, having said that, since you are on your honeymoon (and maybe have never been to Venice before?), the PERFECT way to enter the city the first time is by the special boat that goes from the airport to San Marco and the Doges Palace via Burano and the Lido. I am a conductor and have taken my choir there 4 times -- most recently last April -- and whenever I have a soloist who is new to Venice, I send him/her on that boat -- there is nothing that compares to the water approach to the Basilica and Piazza San Marco . (Just hope that it isn't foggy!)(But then, you can always change your mind. Tickets for any of these are available at the airport.) Depending on how many days you are going to be there, you might want to buy a 3-day vaporetto pass (also good for all the buses) right at the airport. I usually get one, although I walk most everywhere, just to support Venice -- I want it to be there for my grandchildren! -- and so I can just hop on late at night or if my feet are really tired -- also just to ride out to the Lido and back for a great view of the city. You can also use it for the normal vaporetti to Murano, Burano and Tercello. Have a great time!
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It depends on your budget, your goals and the amount of luggage you have.

We always take the water taxi - but then we're not super light packers and the entry to Venice is so beuatiful - either from the airport of Piazzele Roma that it's irresitible. But this is by far the ost expensive unless you have a bunch of people.

If you have minimal luggage you can take aliguna or vaporetto. (I don;t like taking any land bus - for me it ruins the atmosphere.)

The most important part is to find out if your hotel has it's own dock - or if it doesn;t if they will send a bellman to the nearest dock or stop to pick up your luggage - so you don;t end up dragging it through the streets and over bridges.
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