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Has anyone taken the new AV train from Rome to Naples?

Old Apr 8th, 2006, 04:46 AM
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Has anyone taken the new AV train from Rome to Naples?

We are going to Pompeii on a day trip from Rome sunday May 28th. I was thinking about taking the new AV train since it will give us more time in Pompeii. Since we live in Florida and our Friends in England are going should we try to get tickets in advance or do you think getting them at the station the friday or saturday will be ok?

If you have taken it was it nice?
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Old Apr 8th, 2006, 07:03 AM
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Old Apr 8th, 2006, 07:08 AM
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Pardon me, but what does ttt mean?
I will be taking train from Rome to Naples & maybe Pompei next week, so I am particularly interested in this AV train....first mention I have seen.
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Old Apr 8th, 2006, 07:20 AM
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Not knowing your travel date, I plugged in April 12 on www.trenitalia.com.

There's an AV high-speed train (1 hour 27 minutes) at 7:25 a.m. or at 10:25 a.m. Both were still available for purchase.

I have read that the difference in price between the AV and the regular ES is only a few Euro.
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Oh, and "ttt" means "to the top".

If you add any message - even one as short as "ttt" to a thread - it goes back to the beginning as No. 1.
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Thank you so much Eloise. We will be traveling on April 17 and I will check the site you reference.
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Taking that 0725 AV train vs. an early Eurostar train will get you to Pompeii 40min sooner.

Besides the time saved getting you to Naples, it also gets you on the Circumvesuviana Train 18min after arrival in Naples vs. 30min after arrival on the Eurostar train.

Early Eurostar & Circumvesuviana is 3:01 Rome-Pompeii.
AV & Circumvesuviana is 2:21.

I've posted directions here that might help.
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34665492
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Old Apr 8th, 2006, 10:51 AM
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hmmm. Those day trips from Rome to Pompeii just became a lot more attractive.
 
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Thanks for the info I will try to plug in the date when we go in may.
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Bear in mind that the AV is 50% more expensive than the Eurostar (- € 33 as opposed to € 22) - so a €22 mark-up on a round trip ...

Considering it currently only saves 20 mins. on the ES journey time, it's not a great deal IMO.

Steve

P.S. The scheduled AV journey time is supposed to be about 70 mins when they eventually run it at full speed - but when that will be is anyone's guess ...)

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