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Feb 15th, 2005, 09:13 AM
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Help , with Positano, Venice, Croatia

We arrive in Rome Aug.2/05 at 10:45am. what is the best way to get to Positano. Knowing my daughter there will be lots of luggage no doubt. We are there for 4 nights . Then we need to get to Venice for 2 days and then we need a train? to Zagreb with a connection to take us to Dubrovnik where we will pick up a car. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Feb 15th, 2005, 09:26 AM
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I'm sure others will be more help since I have yet to go to Italy but next June we are flying into Venice to spend a few days before heading to Positano (then on to Rome)and althoug a different order we have a lot of the same routes. We were originally going to try to take a train from Venice to Naples but it is a long ride since once you get to Naples you need to either arrange for private transfer or get on another train then bus to arrive in Positano. So what we are doing is taking an Alitalia flight from Venice to Naples for around $100 each. The flight is only around 1 hour, I'm sure they have the same direct flights going the opposite direction. For our Naples to Positano we are getting a private transfer (60 Euro), but for the Positano to Rome part we are doing the bus/train combos because it was a little too much money for us to do the private transfer (400 euro). Hope this helps.
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Feb 15th, 2005, 09:36 AM
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Hi RV,

If you don't haveyour tickets yet, it would be much more convenient to fly into Naples.

If you arrive in Rome, the best way is a private car. Otherwise, you take the shuttle train to Roma TE, train to Naples (pick up a private driver for 90E), take the Circumvesuviana commuter train to Sorrento, take the SITA bus to Positano.

Alternatively take the train from Rome to Salerno,walk down to the ferry docks (about 2 blks) and take the ferry to Positano. I like this way better.

Ferry Schedule (approx)
Salerno (P.zza della Concordia) Positano:
08,40 09,40 - 11,30 14,10 15,30
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Feb 16th, 2005, 08:35 AM
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Train from Venice to Zagreb is 10-11 hours, according to Die Bahn.
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Feb 17th, 2005, 12:19 AM
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We are flying from Naples to Venice by Alitalia in May. It costs us around 150 euros for 2.

jesssica, where did you find that private transfer for 60 euros? I got a quote of 100 euros!
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Feb 17th, 2005, 01:11 AM
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If you want to go from Venezia to Dubrovnik, then you do not need to go to Zagreb which is in the wrong direction. There are no trains to Dubrovnik. If you look at a map, you'll see that Dubrovnik is at the southern end of the Croatian coast. You don't want a car to see Dubrovnik - the best thing about the old city is that there are no cars.
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Feb 17th, 2005, 04:10 AM
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The quote I have is actually for 70 Euro (not 60), I got it mixed up with something else but 70 is much better than 100. I tried a few different people and I also got a quote for 100. But anyway, the 70 is through Renato, www.cuomonet.it I sent him an e-mail and he was quick to reply.
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Feb 21st, 2005, 10:20 AM
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Hey Geoff, You're right about Zagreb being in the wrong direction. What's your best suggestion for going from Venice to Dubrovnik? without taking forever. It's hare ti imagine there isn't a ferry or a cruise you acan take from venice straight to Dubrovnik or at least close to it. Help
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Feb 21st, 2005, 10:47 AM
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Someone in another thread was beating his head against the wall on the Venice-Dubrovnik thing. There is no easy route.
We ferried from Venice to Pula, stayed a couple days in Pula, then bused an hour or two to Rijeka, where we caught the ferry down the coast, though we only went to Split. We could have stayed on the ferry to Dubrovnik, and the nice thing about the ferry is, it's overnight, so you don't really miss any travel time.
We went from Split to Hvar and Korcula, then ended up driving to Dubrovnik.
There may be another city further north where you can catch a plane to Dubrovnik. Maybe Rijeka?
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