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Driving from Venice to Malpensa. Time involved?

Driving from Venice to Malpensa. Time involved?

Nov 8th, 2001, 04:00 AM
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Driving from Venice to Malpensa. Time involved?

Has anyone ever done this drive before.
I am not concerned about the actual driving.
I drove to and into Rome last summer, and survived!

But, I am playing around with a few ideas for my trip to Venice and ... next May.
Might be meeting one friend at the Malpensa airport, and then also dropping another friend off at the same time.
Nov 8th, 2001, 04:05 AM
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computer got away from me before I could finish.

About how long, giving some time for holdups, could it take to do this drive?

Driving form the Malpensa area to Rome,
Would it be a leisurely drive if planning on one overnight stay somewhere?
Or would it be just two days of solid driving?
Want to end up in Rome
(just can't get enough of thet city!)
but do not want to just drive and drive to get there.

Thanks for any advice one can give.
Nov 8th, 2001, 06:02 AM
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Nancy, You can do the Venice leg in 3 hours with no hang ups, but the north side of Milan is always heavy traffic.
But, why would you then DRIVE to Rome.
Your travel logistics always seem to confuse me.
Nov 8th, 2001, 06:37 AM
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I would count 4 hours from Venice to Milan.

As for driving from Milan to Rome, unless you do it by secondary roads, stopping here and then in Assisi, or Todi, or Spoletto, or Orvieto, I don't see why to drive. A train ride or a flight would make more sense to me.


Nov 8th, 2001, 07:49 AM
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I will agree with both Bob and Surlok, and say it will take you anywhere from 3 to 4 hours depending on how fast you drive and how lucky you are on finding traffic (of course and not getting lost).

As for going to Rome from Malpensa, it will likely take you 5 hours.
Once again, depending on your speed, fortune with the traffic, and not getting lost, 5-6 hours.
This of course is driving straight through and I see you said you do not want to just drive for nothing.
There are so many different options you could chose, with Surlok giving you a few, that it could take you anywhere from 2 days to years to get from A to B.
Nov 8th, 2001, 09:01 AM
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Thanks guys for the info.
as far as driving from Milan area to rome,
this would be to give my friend,
on his first trip to Italy something to see besides Rome,
which would be the ultimate destination.
An overnight between his arrival in Italy and Rome
might be fun.
Plus I have only seen Rome to Naples area and inland to Caserta and Cassino.

I will post another thread about where to stop if that is what I decide the plan will be.
Just wanted to make sure the Milan - Rome leg would be a managable two day excursion.

I will count on a good 5 hrs for the Venice- Malpensa leg.
Rather wait at an airport than have someone who has just spent 9-10 hrs inflight waiting for us!!!

Thanks again.
Nov 8th, 2001, 03:08 PM
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I think the others have given you good advice as to timing.
But, you should err on the side of caution and allow that extra time.
Esp. as the traffic is heavy around the airport.

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