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Venice arrival at 10:40 pm by train

We arrive Verona Porta Nuevo at 10:40 pm. We are wondering the best way to get to our Hotel, Ari Mori d’Oriente. Any suggestions appreciated.

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I see a hotel Ai Mori d'Oriente in the Cannaregio district of Venice, but nothing of that name in Verona. The train station in Venice is Santa Lucia.

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Have you tried e-mailing the hotel and asking them? Their website recommends a water taxi or a vaporetto.

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I would consider walking the 1 km from Venezia S Lucia train station. It's a pretty straight route, but map it carefully. Three stepped bridges to cross en-route with your luggage.

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hey hey lany
like joe32F mentions, does hotel know you are arriving late and is there late check in? you need to either call or email hotel or you may be sitting on a canal.
where are you arriving from to get to Verona and then to Venice? check train schedules, is there a train to Venice at that hour? If not, a taxi $$$ to Venice.
maybe spend night in Verona then head to Venice next morning, train station is Venezia Santa Lucia. good luck
aloha

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I would make arrangements for a private taxi to pick you up at the train station and take you directly to your hotel. At that hour, you will probably be tired and not want to wait for a vaporetto or walk in an area you are unfamiliar with, crossing three bridges with your luggage, in the dark. It is pricey, but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet for convenience and safety. Venicelink.com

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I did not read at length, but is the front desk open that late?

I would ask the same thing. You'd be some distance from your hotel and would miss the last train out out of Verona Porta Nuevo to Venezia S. Lucia (takes 1.5 hours). A taxi/private driver is also not going to be able to get you directly to your hotel from Verona. At that hour of the night, I'd just stay in Verona and see a bit of it the next day before taking on the trip into Venice/your hotel.

See directions to your hotel from Venice arrival locations:

https://www.morihotel.com/location/

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The hotel does mention having a "night porter." Water taxis are most direct but most expensive (and the hotel also would offer to book one for you). Water buses (vaporetto) still require a little walking for this location.

There's a train that departs Verona Porta Nuova at 21:30 to arrive Venezia S. Lucia at 22:40. It's not the last train of the day - there are usually two more that would get you to Venice before midnight (but only one on Saturdays).

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Thank you everyone. I will make sure the hotel knows our arrival time. My mistake...we catch the train in Verona to Venice. I have been quoted $290 private taxi, to get two of us from Venezia S Lucia to the hotel.

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For what google says is a 13 minute walk, even that time of night, I cannot see paying that kind of money to get to my hotel. I would rather waste that money on what I would hope to be a memorable meal.

Definitely verify late arrival, looks to be a direct route, but print out good directions, hopefully you have a phone with google maps, then just hoof it.

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None of my business really, but why are you getting such a late train from Verona to Venice?
Would it not be better to stay in Verona that night, then go to Venice in the morning?

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I just got a quote at www.motoscafivenezia.it/en for 107 EUR. 87 for regular service plus 20 for late evening service.

If you follow Rick's "Pack Light" mantra, its a 15 minute walk.

Or take the 5.2 vaporetto at 7.50 EUR per person to Orto, then a 5 minute walk. Boats at 10:40, 11:00, 11:20 pm.

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S J we actually start in Vienna in the morning....that’s just our last train.

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Vienna to Venice is a long way and it requires going from a train to a bus to a train--last time I looked.
Have you considered flying on Austrian Airlines for about 100 Euros--1 hour flight? They have about 4 non-stops a day.

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If for some reason you do not want to fly, why not take the no change train at 1225 rather than your 1230 departure that has 2 changes and adds 2.5 hours to the trip?

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Or stay somewhere land side and enter Venice the next morning. Say Verona or Padua?

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Correct me if I'm wrong but just choosing random dates, the last train out of Verona Porta Nuova to Venice appears to be at 22:21: takes 1 hr/27 minutes to Venezia S. Lucia. If the OP's arrival at Verona Porta Nuova isn't until 10:40 (22:40) then train to Venice that evening is not an option unless re-arranging the plan to arrive earlier, right?

David's suggestion to fly to Venice is a good one, IMHO.

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The OP is apparently departing Vienna at 12:30 on the RJX to Innsbruck, then the EC to Verona, then the Freccia arriving Venice S Lucia at 22:40. Could have taken a direct RJ at 12:25 that goes via Villach, arriving at 20:05, but I guess opted to go the other way with connections. Maybe leaving earlier and doing a stopover in Innsbruck?

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We used a travel agent to help us. I’m not sure if the direct train was full and that is why she chose the route we’re on. One thing I’m learning is I could have come to all of you first.... trains and hotel are booked and paid for at this point. We are packing light, but how safe is it to be walking on our own at that hour?

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Venice is very very safe. Some of the walks may be down dark, narrow streets, but have no fear.

Out of the train station, go to the left on the Lista di Spagna. It is the "main drag" which will have lots of people going that way, even at that hour. Keep walking and you will cross a bridge over the Rio Cannaregio. Keep going on the main street, it is wide with lots of shops along the way until you come to an open area with a "Y" intersection. Keep to the left and at one point it will narrow down, then come to another short bridge over a canal. After the bridge make a right, and walk 100 feet and make a left down a very narrow alley. Walk straight ahead until you come to another short bridge over a canal. At the top of the bridge, look to your right and you will see a building with 3 flags over the front door. That is the Hotel Ai Mori d'Oriente.
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4459083,12.3298783,3a,90y,126.94h,71.69t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipMIm2sQc0kSr_CKHj0-DnrQGykQteu0SNptz5_5!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMIm2sQc0kSr_CKHj0-DnrQGykQteu0SNptz5_5%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya79.77284-ro-0-fo100!7i10000!8i5000

You can "walk" it like I just did on google streetview.

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We are packing light, but how safe is it to be walking on our own at
that hour?

Safety in Venice is not an issue so don't worry! What's still not clear is how you'll arrive in Venice from Verona by train on the evening you want to unless you change your tickets. Are you intending on doing that?

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Even though your train tickets from Vienna to Venice are bought and paid for, it wouldn't hurt to call your travel agent, point out the direct train and ask them to check whether you could change your tickets at reasonable or possibly no cost. Reducing a long day of travel by 2.5 hours seems well worth a phone call.