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Mestre to St Lucia

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Mestre to St Lucia

We have booked train travel from Milan to Mestre station but have changed our accomodation after reading posts that say it is best to stay in Venice rather than Mestre. Our train tickets are to the Mestre station so we will need to get off and get a ticket to St Lucia. How do we do this?

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1. Re: Mestre to St Lucia

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2. Re: Mestre to St Lucia

Have a look on line at the train you are booked on and put in the same train but finishing in Santa Lucia and see if there is a difference .

I would also tell the guard on board he might be able to issue a ticket for the short journey.

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3. Re: Mestre to St Lucia

Depending on the category of ticket, you can change the ticket in Milan before departure either for free or at a surcharge (how much of a charge depends on the category). Go to the train station early or beforehand, or to a travel agency, and ask.

If you do need to change trains (a few trains do not continue to Santa Lucia from Mestre, but follow to other destinations like Trieste), It should also be possible to purchase the Mestre <> Santa Lucia ticket in Milan without difficulty, so you do not need to run around the whole Mestre station with luggage, and only need to change tracks to the one with next available local train to Venice.

There is the risk that if you wait until already on board there will be a supplement that could be relatively costly (€8 per person, I think).

Edited: 27 March 2014, 11:00
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4. Re: Mestre to St Lucia

Thanks ! The train that we are booked on terminates at Mestre. We bought cheap tickets with no changes. So we will need to change to a local train

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5. Re: Mestre to St Lucia

I don't know of any train from Milan that terminates at Mestre, though there are trains that stop at Mestre and continue to other destinations without going into and out of Venezia Santa Lucia.

In any case, since your train will not go to S.Lucia, I would suggest that you allow a little extra time to purchase the inexpensive "regionale" local tickets before leaving Milan, to save some time and trouble at the Mestre station, which is still undergoing some construction. They will be valid from when you stamp them at Mestre station, so you will need to locate a yellow validating machine (I think some are white and green now too) and stamp them before boarding the local train.

They are usually located at the bottom and/or top of the stairs leading from the underpass to reach every track.

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6. Re: Mestre to St Lucia

What's the number of your train?

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7. Re: Mestre to St Lucia

It leaves Milan at 7:35 . Train 9707

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8. Re: Mestre to St Lucia

Frecciabianca 9707 goes to Trieste without reaching Venezia Santa Lucia.

So you have to get off in Mestre, buy a ticket to Venezia Santa Lucia (€1,25) and take any Regionale or Regionale Veloce train to Venezia Santa Lucia.

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9. Re: Mestre to St Lucia

That train only stops in Mestre on its way from Turin to Trieste ( http://www.e656.net/orario/treno/9707.html ). You can purchase a "regionale" ticket in Milan before leaving, and so be able to catch the first available train from Mestre to Venice (except for the high speed or inter-city class trains). You must remember to stamp that ticket in a validation machine before boarding the train in Mestre.

Edited: 28 March 2014, 10:52
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10. Re: Mestre to St Lucia

Thankyou both, for all your help