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How early do the Vaporettos start running??

Apr 14th, 2003, 09:41 AM
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How early do the Vaporettos start running??

How early do the vaporettos start running in Venice? There�s a 6:50am boat from San Marco and arrives at the airport at 8:00am. My flight out is at 10:10am. My hotel is near the Rialto stop. I tried using the actv.it web site, but I must be doing something wrong!

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Apr 14th, 2003, 10:22 AM
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Excellent question. My flight is at 7;05a.m. and I am curious as to the best way to get to the airport in time for my flight..
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Apr 14th, 2003, 10:28 AM
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Hi Gary,

I'm hoping to catch the vaporettos instead of paying a high taxi fee!
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Apr 14th, 2003, 11:25 AM
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Hi Monica, It looks like I need to leave the hotel by 5:00a.m. I don't think the vaporettos are running that early. I will probally have to take a private boat?
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Apr 14th, 2003, 11:49 AM
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Well I've been trying to help both of you for the last xx*&# minutes and I can't navigate the actv website either! Monica, I don't think you'll have a problem because 10:10 isn't that early. You might want to consider the land bus that leaves from P. de Roma near the train station. It's not as romantic as the boat ride but it's a lot faster (20 minutes vs at least an hour from San Marco) and cheaper (3e/person vs 10e for the alilaguna).

Here's a timetable for the morning
Frequency daily
Journey time 20'
Bus departures from Venice (P.le Roma) to Marco Polo Airport
05.00 05.50 06.50 07.50 08.55 09:20

Gary, don't know where you're starting from. You could also take this bus and arrive at the airport at 5:20 with the first bus. You might have to take a water taxi to the bus stop though (cheaper than going all the way by bus) but at that hour, I think you ought to treat yourself!
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Apr 14th, 2003, 01:05 PM
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Hello, I am also wondering what time we should leave our apartment near the Salute Vaporetto stop to get to an Easyjet flight that leaves at 11:00AM.

How much time should we allow to get to the airport? Do we need to be at Marco Polo airport 2 hours before our flight to London?

Thank you for your help! Laurie
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Apr 14th, 2003, 01:53 PM
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it looks as though the closest stop for the Antico Fiore Hotel we are staying is the San Angelo stop. I kinda think at that time of morning I will need more pampering and will have to have a private boat that can probally get me there the quickest while offering some comfort as well. I am NOT a morning person at all. I should have checked my flights a little closer although Delta moved me 30 minutes earlier than the original booking..
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Apr 14th, 2003, 02:20 PM
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We have taken tne Alilaguna motor launch to catch a plane leaving at 7 am. You can check the schedule at the stand not far from the San Marco vaporetto stop.
It worked fine- we left around 5am and arrived at the airport a little before 6am. Much less expensive than a water taxi and a way to leave with a pleasant boat ride and beautiful scenery.
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Apr 14th, 2003, 02:39 PM
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Via a text search for Alilaguna:

"Message: You can also take the Alilaguna waterbus from Zattere Landing (5 minutes on foot from Hotel Accademia) to Marco Polo Airport. First boat departs Zattere at 4:20 a.m. Ticket costs 10 Euros.
www.alilaguna.com"

Check the site for times from your closest landing.
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Apr 14th, 2003, 04:21 PM
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I tried that web site for boats from the Rialto stop between 6-7 am and it came up with a message that there is no boat at that time!

Will have to figure this out!
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Apr 14th, 2003, 05:43 PM
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The Alilunga does not go to the Rialto stop. You would have to take a vaporetto(water bus) from Rialto to San Marco or one of the other stops for the Alilunga airport boats(motor launchs).
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Apr 15th, 2003, 05:48 AM
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Hi Sally,

Yes, I know that I have to take the vaporetto from the Rialto to San Marco in order to take the Alilunga to the airport. However, the vaporetto web site (www.actv.it) does not come up with any early a.m. times for the Rialto to San Marco ride.

So my question is how early does the Vaporetto run??

Thanks!
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Apr 15th, 2003, 05:56 AM
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mclaurie,

Just re-read your posting. I think my problem is that the vaporetto may not begin their day early enough to me to get to either San Marco or the P. de Roma for the bus.

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Apr 15th, 2003, 06:04 AM
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Hi all

The ACTV site lists the first Vaporetto from Rialto to San Marco starting at 07:02, *but* you have to change buses and that one doesn't start until 08:03, so you get to San Marco at 09:06.

Bus service from Rialto to Pzza Le Roma begins at 05:15.
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Apr 15th, 2003, 06:13 AM
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Just a quick note, I was in Venice over the new year and had to get to the P. Roma by about 7am to catch a bus.

There was flooding around which certainly affected the Vaparetto timetables, but at that time there were no vaparettos whatsoever. We had to walk from Accademia to P. Roma in the dark, dodging the puddles...! Made it with about five minutes to spare.

Good luck with your searching, but don't rely on the timetables 100%, especially if the water rises while you're there!!! I'd plan your route on foot to get to the P. Roma and get the bus just to be safe...!!
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Apr 15th, 2003, 06:45 AM
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I think the problem is that the numerous landing stages near San Marco have different names. As far as I can see from the ACTV web site, the first boat on line 1 leaves Rialto at 0520 in the direction of San Marco. Some of the boats run all night, but it's easier to research this in Venezia. It only takes ten minutes to walk from Rialto to San Marco, if there isn't a boat at the right time.
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Apr 15th, 2003, 07:39 AM
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I can walk from Rialto to San Marco, but I'm going to be with my Mom who may not be able to handle the walk with her luggage.

"...As far as I can see from the ACTV web site, the first boat on line 1 leaves Rialto at 0520 in the direction of San Marco." I couldn't get that web site to come up with any early times! How frustrating.
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Apr 15th, 2003, 07:44 AM
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Hi Monica,

Why not go to Pzza Le Roma and take the land bus? It will be faster and cheaper.
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Apr 15th, 2003, 07:56 AM
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The problem still remains getting TO either P Roma or San Marco with Mom. I'd arrange for a water taxi to one or the other or just spring for the atxi the whole way.
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Apr 15th, 2003, 08:10 AM
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From Rialto to Piazzale Rome, the boats certainly run through the night on Line N. From Rialto to San Marco, the night service stops at Vallaresso which is close to San Marco: after Line N stops running, the first boat on Line 1 is at 0520. On the ACTV web site, try "ricerca linea" and enter line "N" or line "1". It's much easier to check details on the spot. Venezia has a wonderful public transport system and you really don't need to lose any sleep worrying about it before you get there.
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