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Train Travel To and From Rome

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Train Travel To and From Rome


i will be traveling by train to rome from sorrento. i wil spend 6 days in rome and then travel on to florence by train.

being an idiot, i'm wondering whether i need to worry about reservations for these trains? can one normally just buy a ticket the day of travel? or, do i need to work on making reservations online?

i'll be traveling in mid to late november.


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1. Re: Train Travel To and From Rome

The only reason to buy tickets ahead of time would be to save some money if you can get MINI fares. For you, that would be Naples-Rome and Rome-Florence. You would have to commit to a certain train/time/day although some limited changes are allowed but you would lose your discount.


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Trains rarely sell out or fill up, the exception being on the occasion of a pretty intense TrenItalia strike or some major holidays (especially if they fall on a weekend). You can generally get tickets the same day, from the automated machines at the stations. The only reason then would be to get some special discounts on tickets as TAB mentions, of which there are often a few. But again this does mean you are committed to a specific train/time/day.

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3. Re: Train Travel To and From Rome

You could also buy a ticket the day before at termini station, so you will have more options in terms of departure times for the following day.

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4. Re: Train Travel To and From Rome

Not worth the bother, in my opinion; buy them once you are there. English is widely spoken at the ticket desks, but expect a queue because Termini station is very busy.

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