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FCO to Florence seat reservation

Old Mar 6th, 2003, 05:28 PM
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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.
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Old Mar 6th, 2003, 06:15 PM
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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.
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Old Mar 6th, 2003, 06:38 PM
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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.
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Old Mar 7th, 2003, 08:20 AM
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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).
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Old Mar 7th, 2003, 08:20 AM
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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).
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Old Mar 8th, 2003, 08:04 AM
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Thanks all for your help.
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