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Rome/Florence by train for under 20 Euros

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HEADS UP for travellers needing to get between Rome and Florence "on the cheap": there are two ways to make this trip by train for under 20 Euros:

1. Take the unreserved "regionale" train for 17.05 Euros (travel time around 4 hours; fare is undiscountable, except for children under 12); or

2. Make an advance booking for the "MINI" promotional fare on the ultrafast Frecciarossa or Frecciargento AV train for as low as 19 Euros (travel time 95 minutes; other "MINI" fares can be higher than 19 Euros, but lower than the regular "base" fare of 45 Euros).

NOTE: To find the lowest "MINI" fare for your date of travel, use the "Le Frecce" part of the Trenitalia website, instead of the main reservations page. This section will show, in matrix form, the "base" and "MINI" fares for all fast trains (except the Intercity trains) between the city pair selected, for the travel date selected. Note that the lowest "MINI" fare is often on non-peak hour trains.

NOTE: Ignore the higher "fessibile" fare, which is rarely needed for leisure travel.

BEWARE: The rules for reservation changes of "MINI" fare tickets are extremely restrictive. No changes are allowed after 11:59 p.m. of the day PRIOR to scheduled travel. That means NO REFUNDS if you MISS your reserved train by even one second!

Here are the rules (PLEASE read them carefully:

http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=4420c9c3aa3fc210VgnVCM1000003f16f90aRCRD

The rules for reservations changes for regular "base" fare ticket are less restrictive:

http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=4aa9335a9a605210VgnVCM1000003f16f90aRCRD

NOTE: The "MINI" fare is NOT offered on the unreserved, undiscountable "regionale" trains. The regionale trains on this route have been modernized and are quite good compared to regionale trains on other routes.

NOTE: I've avoided mentioning the traditional intercity (IC) trains on this route. That's because most of these trains don't use the main Firenze SMN Station, but instead use the less convenient Firenze Rifredi station. For that reason, it's simpler to travel between Rome and Florence either on the Frecciarossa/Frecciargento AV train, OR on the "regionale" train.

www.ferroviedellostato.it

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