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Venice Customs Airport Area

My sister and I arrive in Venice on different flights and need to meet each other after going through customs to get on the bus to Venice. Is there an area outside after going through customs that would be an easy place to meet? We are being told to get on the bus that says Venice/Rome to take us to the Piazzale Roma. Does this sound right?

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Hi Ann,
That happened to my friend and I last year- we went to Venice on 2 different flights. I assume you're landing at Marco Polo? It's a lovely airport, not that big really. We had arranged to meet at the bus ticket counter, but what actually happened was that I got there first, so I bought the tickets and then sat and had a coffee. I watched the arrivals board and when my friends flight had landed, I just ambled over to the door where you come out of customs and we met there.
Are you catching the water bus? that's what we did- it's a lovely way to arrive in Venice, and not expensive.

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Do you recal how much the water bus was? Is the ticket office at the airport easy to find? Thanks

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Ann,
We got a bus ticket and a 3 day vaporetta pass at the same place in the airport and saved $$ over the cost of individual vapoetta trips. They are also good for going out to the islands. They did not take credit cards last April, but may do so now. For two of us it was about EU 80 IF memory serves correctly. Yes the bus does go to Piazzale Roma and you take the vaporetta from there to the stop nearest your hotel and walk from there-pack light.

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Hi Anne,
The ticket office is easy to find- you'll see it. As for how much the water bus cost- I think it was about 12 euros. There's a great website europeforvisitors.com/venice, with photos showing you how to get to the waterbus. Basically, you go out of the terminal and turn left till you come to the water!
The water bus company is Aliluguna and they have a website.

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Yes the bus does go to Piazzale Roma. Personally I think it's the easiest way to go. The bus will stop virtually where the vaporettos leave. Don't get a single ride ticket - get one for a few days they are much better value. The ride down the Grand Canal for the first time is just magic.