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Do I have enough Time Venice port to VCE


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Your ship docks at 8am and you need to be at VCE for a 9:50am flight???

Good luck with that. You need to book a later flight.

VCE is a 20 minute ride from the pier and you should be there AT LEAST 2 hrs before your flight. (We arrived at 4pm for a 6pm flight to Portugal and barely made it ... had to run all the way to the gate.) Mornings at the airport are even busier.

You don't have any wiggle room at all. What if the ship is late docking? or a delay in disembarking? How many other ships arrive that morning ...you and 8,000 others could be milling around the pier trying to find a cab.

My advice .... spend the day & night in Venice and fly out the next morning.

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First time to Venice. Looking to fly to ZRH on Oct 5th, 2013 Flight is 9:50 am

CL Jade states docks at 8:00am

 

Thank you in advance for all of the great advice

NO...you do not have enough time.

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Oh my! I hope that was not a TA who suggested to you to book this flight.

Fat chance chatching that SWISS flight, but they have a later departure at 14.40 (LX1663), which gets you into ZRH at 15.50.

MUUUUCH more relaxing.

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NO WAY! Even if you docked right on time you would probably not be able to get off your ship until 8:30. With lots of luck you might (and I emphasize "might) be able to find a taxi (no guarantee) and get to the airport by around 9am! And even this would be too late for a 9:50 flight! You also need to understand that cruising through the lagoon and the Giudecca Canal (to get to the piers) is always subject to some delays so you cannot count on a firm 8am docking.

 

Hank

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Just returned from Venice and the airport nightmare took 2.5 hours in three different long lines, all before the line at the actual gate to board. Plus time in transport to the airport.

 

 

wow...our family group flew home from VCE this past Wednesday, two different airlines...US and DL...and we both had virtually no lines at either the airport counter or security. We arrived about three hours before our flights, on the recommendation from the car service I hired. Thank goodness we didn't encounter the nightmare you did...what a lousy end to the trip!

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