Replies: 4 - Last Post: May 3, 2013 10:55 PM Last Post By: lucapal
May 3, 2013 3:49 PM
May 3, 2013 7:41 PM
1yes the "regionale" (local trains) fares ar always the same, and you can't book tickets in advance as they do not guarantee you a seat on a specific train. A regionale ticket can obviously be used just ONCE, that's why you have to validate it before boarding the train. Simply go to the station a few minutes before departure, buy the ticket, validate it in the grey-green machines and occupy the first empty seat you find.
Otherwise, advance booking is really recommendable for all the other non-"regionale" trains, as you can save a lot of money.
May 3, 2013 9:48 PM
2I strongly suggest getting to know The Man in Seat 61 at:
no one approaches the breadth and depth of his knowledge on all things to do with train travel.
May 3, 2013 10:55 PM
3The site suggested #2 is the best one for train travel (anywhere).
If you just want to see prices for italy (without buying) then go to the Trenitalia site.Put in your arrival and departure points,leave the date as it is (today's date) and it will show you the trains going today,including prices for 'regionale'
As Lucacic says..there is no advantage to buying these in advance.The price is the same and there are no reserved seats.
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