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11. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 11y

hi ev must admit trenitalia not easy but managed to get some details regardless which's good...re: turnin at the station would the price still be the same or more expensive compare to if we booked it early? is travellin by bus throughout italy fun and safe (or even cheaper than trains/lowcost airliners?) i've worked out costs to fly between cities (italy) but still researching options as to what will be the cheapest, fun & hopefully not so much of a hassle...

what are your thoughts on this. thanks

12. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Unless you plan to travel first class maybe or on a highspeed international train, you can just turn up at the station and the fare should be the same. I've never had a problem getting a seat on a train in Italy and trains are frequent between major cities and towns.

I only travelled by bus one in Italy and that was because there was a train strike. It wasn't particularly comfortable and it was crowded (although that had probably more to do with the strike than the bus service). I remember it being quite cheap, but train travel is quicker and not much more expensive.

Unless you're stuck for time, I wouldn't fly from one city to another in Italy. Travelling by train allows you to see the beautiful countryside which changes all the time, and you can hop on and off at places along the way. Italy isn't a big country and you can get from the South to the North in a relatively short space of time.

Where in Italy are you planning to visit? If you want some specific help, send me a PM.

;) Ev

13. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 11y

ok little confused here browsed thru this info
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/euraide/t0221par.htm

but when checked via http://www.voyages-sncf.com/ the prices are slightly expensive..im not sure whether its expensive because it only tabled certain classes or..?

bit puzzled on whether i should book first via http://www.voyages-sncf.com/ or turn up at the station and buy?

14. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 11y

ok just found out cant book online if you're in north america, asia, australia

15. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

what month are you travelling in Italy Kandi?

I dont think you are going to have too many problems just turning up at the stations and getting a ticket.

Which trips do you want to travel first class for?

16. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 11y

ev ok lol i dont want to travel first class dont think i can afford it just wanted cheaper/est solution...id be travellin jan-feb06 but flyin into uk early dec05

17. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

ah okay :)

i was reading too quickly as usual.

well, train fares in italy are very cheap and you should have no problems getting tickets. ;)

happy travelling. ;)

18. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 11y

i wonder whether or not "turning up at the station" applies to paris? since the train will depart from paris bercy to go into venezia meaning i have to get ticket in paris....need french experts now

19. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 11y

france even

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