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help - best transportation in Venice at 4am !!

Old Sep 10th, 2004, 11:49 AM
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help - best transportation in Venice at 4am !!

We just realized that our flight leaves at 6:30 am from Marco polo airport and we need to get to the airport by 4am. BUT - the public transportation is not open that early- what are the options to get to the airport very early in the am????
thanks!!
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 11:52 AM
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You might find this thread helpful:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34524515
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 12:00 PM
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At that time of the morning, I would definitely go with a water taxi. It will cost around 80-90 euro, depending on where you are departing from in Venice, but will be much less hassle than public transportation and will get you there much quicker.

You can reserve a water taxi the day before near the Rialto bridge.
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 12:19 PM
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or just have your hotel arrange one for you the night before.
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 12:25 PM
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Hi barbie,

The airport personnel won't be there at 4:00 AM.

Ask your hotel to arrange for a water taxi to get you to the airport about 5:00.
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 01:26 PM
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Will - thanks for the great thread! Yep, we are on the 6:30 am flight from Venice to Amsterdam then Amsterdam to Chicago.
Thanks to everyone else for the water taxi info too - 90 EU- is that each or for 2 people???
TIA
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 01:55 PM
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We took the a water taxi to Marco Polo for an early morning flight last November. 90 euro (plus tip) covered all four of us.

Enjoy Venice!
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 04:00 PM
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Yes, the water taxi charge is per boat, so to speak, not per person. I read a thread earlier this month about them not really expecting a tip since their charges are high and the driver owns the boat/taxi, but I tip anyhow out of courtesy.
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