Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Italy, Afraid to Rely on Regional Trains

Jump to last reply

We're a family of four arriving in Venice on June 29, then traveling to Bolzano via Verona on June 30, then on to Salzburg via Innsbruck on July 1. I'd like to accomplish this all by regional train, to save money, and to not have to lock in to departure times, as we would on a reserved train. I don't mind splitting up 2 and 2 on the train, but it would be nice to manage to get on the same car ... I'm so afraid the regional trains will be too crowded, and we won't be able to get on, especially considering traveling with four. If you think traveling regional is a mistake, is it too late to try to get tickets on a fast train? It says some faster trains, a reservation is optional (should I read that as 'necessary' considering the time of year?

I can't seem to find a regional train from Bolzano to Innsbruck, is there one and should I be looking on trenitalia for that?

Is it also a mistake to rely on the Bayern ticket (again, regional trains) from Salzburg to Munich? We'd be leaving in the late late afternoon on a Wednesday.

14 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Calling home from abroad
  2. 2 Visiting Verona Arena during the day
  3. 3 Bike touring in France
  4. 4 Lake Como in October- when does season change
  5. 5 Good Flamenco in Seville
  6. 6 8 Days in Spain - leaving in one week!!
  7. 7 Need help in finalizing Switzerland travel dates
  8. 8 Dordogne in October
  9. 9 Visiting Pompeii Via Train From Naples To Sorrento
  10. 10 Croatia: BEACHES/NIGHTCLUBS
  11. 11 Suggestion for wine tasting and winery tours in Tuscany
  12. 12 Scotland Wedding Planning, Added Belgium! Logistics help, Plz?
  13. 13 Anyone familiar with Villa Treville?
  14. 14 Crete at Christmas-which 3 towns to base ourselves?
  15. 15 Lauterbrunnen area (with baby)
  16. 16 Trip Report A Trip Report in Pictures - Ireland, E to W, S to N
  17. 17 Paris first then where?
  18. 18 Paris: A Classical Music Concert
  19. 19 bringing back some bits from Italy. What's allowed?
  20. 20 What is the fastest and best way to travel across Europe
  21. 21 CROATIA SPLIT
  22. 22 Europe road trip with kids - thoughts please!
  23. 23 Trip Report First trip we lost a car, this trip we lose a lady >)
  24. 24 Does this sound feasible?
  25. 25 Family trip to Europe - suggestions welcome
View next 25 » Back to the top