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Best Place to Buy High-Speed Train Ticket

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Best Place to Buy High-Speed Train Ticket

I will be travelling from Rome to Florence via high-speed train. I've searched multiple website (italiarail.com; raileurope.com; goeuro.com; etc.) Which of these sites offers the best price? Shouldn't they all be the same?

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1. Re: Best Place to Buy High-Speed Train Ticket

Buy from the train operators, 4 months in advance for the best price [Roma Termini to Firenze SM Novella]:

http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

https://www.italotreno.it/en

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2. Re: Best Place to Buy High-Speed Train Ticket

Only use the official websites. There are two companies in Italy. Use either, both are really good.

https://www.italotreno.it/en

http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

The companies you list are resellers and charge extra for tickets.

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3. Re: Best Place to Buy High-Speed Train Ticket

I would add that among all the resellers that Raileurope is probably the worst.

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4. Re: Best Place to Buy High-Speed Train Ticket

Goeuro also has its problems. Someone posted that Goeuro had advised her to take a bus to the train station in Venice, which has no road access.

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5. Re: Best Place to Buy High-Speed Train Ticket

WOW! Thank you so much for the help! I greatly appreciate it.

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