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Train Arezzo to Florence

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Train Arezzo to Florence

We are staying near Perugia in July & want to take a day trip to Florence. Have been advised to drive to Arezzo & take the train. Have looked on Trenitalia site & it will not give me any info - says it does not recognise Florence or Fiorenze. Are the trains frequent, do they go to SMN station & any idea of cost & time taken? Is it better to take an intercity train & do we buy tickets in advance - can they be booked? If we take an early train say 7am or 8am will it be busy with commuters? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks

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1. Re: Train Arezzo to Florence

The English version (look at top right) will recognize Florence; the Italian version recognizes Firenze (without an O).

Most trains from Arezzo to Florence are Regionale trains without seat reservations. The relatively few IC trains include a seat reservation in the price. Most Italians do not book in advance, but you can at a train station or a travel agency showing the Trenitalia logo.

As a rule, Italians do not commute from city to city. Morning trains are often used by business travellers, but even morning Regionale trains are rarely overcrowded.

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2. Re: Train Arezzo to Florence

Try searching using Firenze and you'll see results the two main stations SMN (Santa Maria Novella) and CM (Campo di Marte). There's a third station too in the north of the city, the name of which I can't remember offhand but the faster trains occasionally take you there and it requires a very short hop back on a local line a couple of stations to SMN. I don't have the timtable in front of me but the trains from Arezzo to SMN - the best station for the city centre and the sights - are quite frequent but vary in length of journey time depending upon the number of stops. There is a rush hour and they are far busier first thing in the morning and from mid-afternoon onwards (3.30 ish) when you'll find lots of students as well (later on) as business people. But you shouldn't have a problem getting a seat, even in morning.

There's a huge car park at Arezzo station (though there's a charge) and the approach to the station is well signposted. It'll be quite a long day out though as Perugia/Arezzo will be about an hour's drive.

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3. Re: Train Arezzo to Florence

Thanks -- just what i was looking for about parking at Arezzo train station.

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4. Re: Train Arezzo to Florence

Don't waste your money on the Intercity train between Arezzo and Firenze SMN. Take the regionale train, preferably the ones which don't take the most time.

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5. Re: Train Arezzo to Florence

Do you remember how much it cost to park in the Arezzo train station parking lot? Thanks!

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