milan to rome same day.
Replies: 7 - Last Post: May 14, 2012 11:16 PM Last Post By: katiecat
May 6, 2012 10:27 PM
milan to rome same day.hi
i am a single female traveller to italy in july,
how do i travel same day milan to rome and back?
do i need to book train tickets in advance?
which stations will be best in milan and rome?
any precautions and tips please?
to add i am on a budget travel
please help me decide...
May 6, 2012 10:32 PM
1Honestly I don't think a day trip to Rome makes sense, as you'll spend an awful lot of time and money on trains to have just a few hours for sightseeing.
But if you really want to, take the Eurostar (high speed train) from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini - buy your ticket in advance from http://www.trenitalia.it (Italian Railways).
May 7, 2012 12:41 AM
2Agree with Aribo complete waste of time and money doing a day trip to Rome from Milan, there are plenty of nice day trips from Milan, Bergamo, Verona, Turin are all easy to reach plus many others including Lake Maggiore. The quickest option to Rome is 3 hours one way but even booking in advance you will be lucky to pay less than €50 each way
May 7, 2012 1:44 AM
3To give you an idea what this trip would look like (sample date 4 June):
Milano Centrale 07:00h - Roma Termini 10:05h
Roma Termini 20:15h - Milano Centrale 23:40h
Cheapest available fare: € 108.80 including booking charges etc (if applicable)
At first glance you may think that this € 108.80 buys you 10 hours and 10 minutes in Rome. However, you need to take into account that it takes time to find your way out of Termini station, get to the sights you want to visit (you need to take a bus or metro to get to the most popular sights as none of these are particularly close to the station), have lunch and dinner etc and get back to Termini in time to catch your train - the last day train by the way - so I don't think you'd have more than 7-8 hours left for sightseeing.
May 7, 2012 2:16 AM
4If you want to do this, Tren Italia is the way to go. Start watching for the cheapest fares now. Don't book last minute as you can save money one day to the next.
Unless you have some business to do in Rome, I honestly would NOT recommend making the trip to Rome. Such compressed travel leads to disappointment more than anything and Rome is such a beautiful place, I would hate for you to not enjoy it.
May 7, 2012 2:36 AM
May 7, 2012 9:16 AM
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