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Bologna train service to Ovieto and Assisi

May 18th, 2019, 08:11 AM
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Bologna train service to Ovieto and Assisi

Is there direct train service from Bologna to Orvieto and Assisi? Or is it necessary to connect in Florence?
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May 18th, 2019, 08:50 AM
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Bologna dp 9.18, 11.18, 16.50 and 17.18 to Orvieto
Bologna dp 20.18 to Assisi.
But I cannot get the sense of your question.
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May 18th, 2019, 08:51 AM
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Direct from Bologna to Orvieto, yes. From Bologna to Assisi you either make one change in Firenze or two changes, one in Prato and one in Firenze.

You can find all train information you need on www.trainline.com or the Trenitalia site (former is easier to use for anglophones IMO).
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May 18th, 2019, 09:23 AM
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If you plan several train journeys in Italy which, based on your various threads sounds to be the case, you should really become familiar with the timetables. I don't have any problems figuring out the Trenitalia site, but you do need to remember to use Italian spellings. Just use whichever website you find easier.

www.trenitalia.com/en.html

www.trainline.com
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May 18th, 2019, 10:01 AM
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Trainline.com now charges a minor service charge?

for lots on trains check www.seat61.com; BETS-European Rail Experts and www.ricksteves.com.

If those are regional trains then that's a flat fee no reason to order ahead - no seat reservations even possible.
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May 18th, 2019, 12:14 PM
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Trainline has never charged me a penny, and I use them frequently.
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May 18th, 2019, 01:15 PM
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Well some on that thread said they had a small extra charge - it may be for U.S. addresses - you read the thread because you contributed to it but maybe did not read the other posts - several who said they would have a small surcharge per train reserved.

Regional trains are dirt cheap and a flat fare but take over 6 hrs Bologna-Orvieto with 2-3 changes - Some IC trains go direct and these can have discounts too - soi try www.trenitalia.com first - always try original source before a middleman IMO but always check both. One IC direct Bologna-Orvieto leaves most days around 10 am - others require a change in Florence.

Quickest has high-speed train to Florence then change to IC or Regional trains in Florence. But you can take a direct Bologna-Florence regional trains at much cheaper cost than the high-speed train to Florence.
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May 18th, 2019, 02:51 PM
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<<Dirt cheap and a flat fare but take over 6 hrs Bologna-Orvieto with 2-3 changes>>

That is just flat untrue. There are plenty of IC trains that are direct, with no changes, that take just under 3 hours, some as cheap as 19,90 euros. And you don't need to navigate Trenitalia to find this out, either. Trainline has all that same info.

The first train leaves at 9:18 am. There are at least 3 more direct trains daily.

<<Quickest has high-speed train to Florence then change to IC or Regional trains in Florence. .>>

BS! None of the trains that goes through Firenze is quicker than the direct trains to Orvieto. Some take 2-3 hours more - and all cost more, too.

Just for example:

jeudi 13 juin
2nde classe
1ère classe
09h18 ➜ 12h15
2h57, 0 corresp.
19,90 €
Meilleur prix
29,90 €
09h19 ➜ 13h15
3h56, 2 corresp.
22,20 €
Plus de 1ère
10h05 ➜ 13h15
3h10, 1 corresp.
35,60 €
43,60 €
10h08 ➜ 15h16
5h08, 2 corresp.
22,80 €
Plus de 1ère
11h18 ➜ 14h08
2h50, 0 corresp.
21,90 €
43,50 €
11h55 ➜ 15h16
3h21, 1 corresp.
35,60 €
51,60 €
12h19 ➜ 17h26
5h07, 2 corresp.
22,20 €
Plus de 1ère
12h30 ➜ 16h25
3h55, 1 corresp.
53,15 €
58,15 €
12h50 ➜ 17h22
4h32, 2 corresp.
53,15 €
48,15 €
13h08 ➜ 17h26
4h18, 2 corresp.
22,80 €
Plus de 1ère
13h50 ➜ 17h42
3h52, 1 corresp.
35,80 €
47,80 €
14h22 ➜ 17h26
3h04, 1 corresp.
37,60 €
41,60 €
14h50 ➜ 18h28
3h38, 1 corresp.
41,15 €
48,15 €
16h08 ➜ 21h27
5h19, 2 corresp.
22,80 €
Plus de 1ère
16h19 ➜ 21h27
5h08, 2 corresp.
22,20 €
Plus de 1ère
16h50 ➜ 19h32
2h42, 0 corresp.
21,90 €
43,50 €
17h18 ➜ 20h13
2h55, 0 corresp.
21,90 €
26,90 €
Meilleur prix
17h22 ➜ 20h13
2h51, 2 corresp.
46,30 €
56,30 €
18h22 ➜ 21h27
3h05, 1 corresp.
36,60 €
40,60 €
18h49 ➜ 23h24
4h35, 2 corresp.
22,20 €
Plus de 1ère
19h08 ➜ 23h24
4h16, 2 corresp.
22,80 €
Plus de 1ère
20h22 ➜ 23h24
3h02, 1 corresp.
36,60 €
43,60 €
vendredi 14 juin
2nde classe
1ère classe
02h17 ➜ 05h53
3h36, 1 corresp.
pour information
05h22 ➜ 08h10
2h48, 0 corresp.
pour information
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May 20th, 2019, 10:43 AM
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>>>Trainline.com now charges a minor service charge?<<<

Yes, a service charge along with a higher start fare. If you compare the IC train direct on the 5/24 Trenitalia gives you a price of 33€ ($36.81 at current exchange). Trainline gives you a price of $38.70 + an admin fee of $1.20 for this particular ticket.

>>> Some IC trains go direct and these can have discounts too - soi try www.trenitalia.com first - always try original source before a middleman IMO<<<

I agree. It's similar to booking a Delta flight with an OTA instead of with Delta directly. It can, at times, add a layer of hassle if changes are needed as you can be required to try to remedy things through the OTA instead of the actual train company.
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May 20th, 2019, 10:47 AM
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Trainline has never charged me a penny, and I use them frequently.>

When's the last time you used them?
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May 20th, 2019, 11:09 AM
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Two weeks ago. And you?
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May 20th, 2019, 11:14 AM
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Well it seems the fees were just imposed - if you do a dummy booking you don't get the fees? If so tell others your method of doing so. You know I'm not traveling due to a serious medical malady but I do keep up on train things like this as I often mention trainline.eu and wish to get it right - before it was you may as well use trainline.eu because they have the exact same fares but now with fees that many describe that may not be good advice.
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May 20th, 2019, 11:22 AM
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Well I just tried a new booking Paris-Bordeaux and they said "a $3 fee will be added on this transaction" - now maybe that's because I'min U.S. - if you try booking now do you get a fee? And there are also several bucks fees on changing the ticket until two days before the train then the change fee jumps to $20 - I now will advocate using national rail systems because of that as they have better exchange fees and better to buy from the source than a middle man.

https://www.thetrainline.com/book/re...%3D%3AStandard

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