COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >

FCO to Florence seat reservation

Old Mar 6th, 2003, 05:28 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,633
FCO to Florence seat reservation

Hi all,
I'd appreciate some help on scheduling our transfer from Rome FCO to Florence.

Plane arrives Rome FCO at 08:40
Shuttle to Rome TE leaves at 10:07, 10:37, 11:07… and takes about 1/2 hr.

ES* Trains to Florence leave at 10:55, 11:30, 12:30. Seat reservations are required.

A. Would I be able to make the 11:30 train to Florence?

B. If I decide on the 12:30 train, would I be able to make the reservation at FCO?

Thanks for your help.
ira is online now  
Old Mar 6th, 2003, 06:15 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 12,820
Ira, i am certain that you will be able to take the 11:30 train to Florence.Also on the ES the seat is automatically reserved the minute that you buy your ticket and the seat and carriage number will be on it.
kismetchimera is offline  
Old Mar 6th, 2003, 06:38 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,633
Hi kismetchimera

Thanx for your reply. I forgot to mention, I'll have a railpass.

Can I make the reservation at the FCO train station.
ira is online now  
Old Mar 7th, 2003, 08:20 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 461
Yes, Ira, you will be able to reserve at the airport. In case there are no seats available, there are also Intercity trains from Rome to Florence, that are slightly less comfortable, slightly slower, but require no booking. In this case, you might have to spend most of your time in the corridor (there are small seats, but since the Rome-Florence trip takes about two hours, even these uncomfortable seats are usually enough).
Alice_Twain is offline  
Old Mar 7th, 2003, 08:20 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,398
This is how I've done this:

Upon arrival at the Fiumicino Airport train station, ask the ticket window agent to sell you both the FCO-Termini ticket (8.80 Euros) as well as the Termini-Firenze Eurostar ticket. Absent contrary instructions, he will reserve a seat on the first Eurostar which connects logically in time after your arrival at Termini, and issue you the ticket. Beware to allow 15 minutes or more transit time between trains, as you will be walking nearly one kilometer to reach the Eurostar track after alighting the train from FCO. (The tracks at FCO are about 100 yards from the ticket window.) Be careful to take the non-stop train to Termini, and NOT the local commuter train going to the other, peripheral stations. You must stamp your ticket to Termini (but you technically don't need to stamp the Eurostar ticket, as it's valid only on the train designated).
GAC is offline  
Old Mar 8th, 2003, 08:04 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,633
Thanks all for your help.
ira is online now  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Feb 7th, 2013 03:10 PM
May 26th, 2008 04:42 AM
Jun 7th, 2005 10:11 AM
Mar 2nd, 2004 11:22 AM
Apr 21st, 2003 01:10 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information