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Train tickets in Italy - When to buy for best price?

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Train tickets in Italy - When to buy for best price?

I'm planning a trip to Italy in September. From what I've read, most suggest buying train tickets the day of or day before. However, when I'm looking online, for instance a ticket from Rome to La Spezia tomorrow starts at 54€, while tickets on the day we would be traveling in September are currently starting at 19€. Is this just because it is currently June and a high travel season? Or should we go ahead and book tickets now to lock in a lower price? Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Train tickets in Italy - When to buy for best price?

120 days in advance is when you can buy online for the discounted fares; once they are sold out, they are gone so best to buy when they are available and if you are certain of your travel days/times - be sure to read the terms and conditions of all the fares.

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I've added more information in this post: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187768-i20-k75362…

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3. Re: Train tickets in Italy - When to buy for best price?

I bought our trenitalia tickets on the day it opened for my travel dates and got very good prices EUR 9 naples - rome, eur 19 each rome to florence and florence to venice and eur 9 venice to milan.

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I bought regnal train ticket from Florence to la Speiza it was not easy to buy multiple city's & dates ended up to be wrong, my Q. Is can I still use it on the date that I need it, only validate it when boarding the train?

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5. Re: Train tickets in Italy - When to buy for best price?

No. Online Regional tickets cannot be validated again. They are already validated for the date and time you chose. They are also non-changeable and non-refundable.

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