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Feb 13th, 2002, 02:09 PM
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Ashley
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Do I need to buy Train tickets in advance?

I will be on my honeymoon for 3 weeks in Italy. Do I need to buy our train tickets now via internet, or can it wait until we get there?
 
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Feb 13th, 2002, 02:16 PM
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Short answer: wait til you get there to buy any train tickets.

Longer answer: use www.railsaver.com to confirm what is most likely true - - that a rail pass will NOT save you any money over simply buying point-to-point tickets there.

Best wishes,

Rex
 
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Feb 13th, 2002, 02:22 PM
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There's usually no advantage of buying tickets for short train trips in advance. Get them while you're there.
If the language is a concenrn, go to local American Express office; they speak English and have no surcharges. In Rome, there's an office right next to the Spanish Steps. If your trip is short, get all of the tickets you'll need to save time waiting in line.
It may be beneficial to research the train routes, prices and timetable on official Italian transportaion site
http://www.fs-on-line.com/
 
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Feb 21st, 2002, 04:37 AM
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Does the Amex office also sell train reservations?
 
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Feb 21st, 2002, 08:42 AM
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My husband and I will be traveling to Italy in March. We are interested in purchasing a Flexi-pass while in Italy rather than pre-ordering it through an American agent. Does anyone know if we can pay for these passes with a credit card, or are train ticket transactions cash only?
 
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Feb 21st, 2002, 09:15 AM
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Myer--yes, AMEX offices can make train reservations for you.
 
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Feb 22nd, 2002, 04:32 AM
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As of this past summer, Amex in Venice was not making train reservations.
 
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Feb 22nd, 2002, 08:29 AM
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My husband and I just got back from Italy. We traveled via train from Venice to Florence and Florence to Rome. We looked up schedules on the internet, but bought our tickets at the train stations right before. It was easy. Unless you our travelling on a national holiday, I encourage you to just buy your tickets when you get there.
 
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