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1st or 2nd class train journey?

Scottish Borders
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1st or 2nd class train journey?

Going to take the train from Florence to Genoa via Pisa - for the section from Pisa to Genoa, is it worth buying first rather than second class tickets. We'll be arriving in Genoa just after 2 pm if the plans come together.

many thanks

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1. Re: 1st or 2nd class train journey?

No, it's a waste of money for most. An exception is if you are a particularly huge person who needs 8 centimeters additional seat/shoulder room to fit comfortably in the seat.

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I've only bought first when I have bought tickets several months in advance and the price was really inexpensive.

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There are some pictures and other info that will help you here: …blogspot.com/2013/06/whats-difference-betwe…

I've done a few trips First Class when I've stumbled across first class special offers that equalled (or, in one case, bettered) second class discounts. I must say it was remarkably comfortable! However, second class is very good and your routes are quite short.

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4. Re: 1st or 2nd class train journey?

I was once told that first and second class trains get to their destination at the same time. LOL for short rides I don't think it is worth the extra cost. the ride to Pisa is a sort one. and at 85 mph it goes by in a hurry.

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