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Travel by Train

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Travel by Train

We are going to be in Italy at the end for the last week of April and the first week of May. We plan to travel by train from Rome to Venice, then from Venice to Florence. And Florence to Salerno.

Should we pre-book the train tickets, or are we okay to purchase at the time of travel?

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1. Re: Travel by Train

You can buy tickets on the day. But you may be able to get a significant price reduction by advance purchase of 'Mini' tickets, if you are happy to buy tickets with limited exchange and refund facilities and which are worthless if you miss your booked train.

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Thanks for the advice. I think we will buy on the travel day to give us more flexibility. How much in advance do you generally have to arrive at the train station before the travel?

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>How much in advance do you generally have to arrive at the train station

>before the travel?

At least 30 minutes in Roma Termini, it's a big station.

ps

Do you know that both 4/25 and 5/1 are national holydays here in Italy?

Edited: 16 April 2012, 16:17
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Thank you for the information. No I did not know about the holiday. We are not traveling on the 1 May, but we will be arriving in Rome on the 25th from the airport. Will this effect the trains that run between the airport and termini? How about the subways in Rome?

Thank you

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5. Re: Travel by Train

It won't effect the most expensive of the 2 trains that run from the airport, the Leonardo Express.

I think that regional trains within the city (aka FR lines), subway, buses and trams will run on their Sunday (reduced) schedule.

Some bus and tram lines could be deviated due to manifestations/marches that usually take place on the 25th.

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Thanks for the help.

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7. Re: Travel by Train

Purchase from multilingual ticket machines avoids lines at the booking office. These machines will probably accept your cards. Do not accept 'help' while using them.

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