Train from Rome to Sorrento
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jun 6, 2011 4:09 PM Last Post By: 1wetdiver
Jun 4, 2011 10:47 PM
Train from Rome to SorrentoHello everyone,
We will be taking my mother to southern Italy next month and need to travel from Rome (Termini) to Sorrento where she wants to stay. I realize that Sorrento is not on the main Trenitalia line. I assume we go to Napoli first and change trains there. Would this be from the same terminal? Which trains go on to Sorrento?
Also, my mother's travel agent wants us to buy a three or four day Italian Rail pass (first class). Is this pass valid for all trains or just certain ones?
Thanks for your advice!
Jun 4, 2011 11:00 PM
1Get the Circumvesuviana (it terminates in Sorrento) line from the same station she arrives at in Naples. I believe the Circumvesuviana line is on a level below the main terminal.
Why does your mother's travel agent want her to buy a rail pass? Most people on here (myself included) will tell you that rail passes are rarely good value in Italy - and first class is unnecessary.
Jun 4, 2011 11:38 PM
2As above...no rail pass needed,nor first class.....just to go from Rome to Sorrento and back its crazy to spend all that extra money ;-)
Rome to Napoli varies from about €10 to over €50,depending on type of train (faster is more expensive)......and the Circumvesuviana is only a few euros more.
Jun 5, 2011 3:46 AM
3Good for you - hope you'll both have a great time down here, there's certainly plenty to see and do...
I suspect the travel agent would earn more by selling you rail passes, rather than individual tickets?
As said, little reason to buy 1st class - although, if it matters, there's usually a bit more space, with 3 rather than 4 seats across the carriage.... on the fast FrecciaRossa trains for instance:
For the change of trains in Naples, try this...
Sorry - it's got a bit protracted now!
Jun 6, 2011 4:09 PM
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