how to but Trainitalia tickets on line

Jun 9th, 2006, 05:40 PM
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how to but Trainitalia tickets on line

hi, I am trying to purchase train tickets on line but the one I want to purchase says "no". Are there some tickets that can not be purchased on line? The 2 that can be purchased have a sybol of a shopping cart. Why can I not purchase the ticket I want?
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Jun 9th, 2006, 05:59 PM
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Jun 9th, 2006, 06:05 PM
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butt?

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Jun 9th, 2006, 10:38 PM
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Maria,

it could be a typo that fits the frustation with what many expirence, sempre viaggio could a be little more understanding... and maybe even help...
You problebly can't buy on line, as we have, and others here have tried. Get them in Italy ASAP in the station, or in a travel agency there. Buon Viaggio!
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Jun 10th, 2006, 01:29 AM
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There are many reasons why you cannot buy tickets online; e.g. trying to buy them too far ahead, buying local train tickets. You would get a better response if you state what kind of train tickets you are trying to buy for when.
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Jun 10th, 2006, 09:07 AM
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Hi M,

Precisely what tickets do you want and when do you want to travel?

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Jun 10th, 2006, 01:12 PM
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I am looking for tickets on any train that will get me from Florence to Rome on August 6. I need to catch a 10:30a.m. plane. I know the ticket I want to purchase is not a Euro Star train. I forgot what train it was but it seemed to take about 2hrs and 30 minutes to get to Rome.
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Jun 10th, 2006, 01:37 PM
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Maria,
There is absolutely no need to buy these tickets 2mo beforehand.

The Florence - Rome route is served twice hourly for the 90min journey. Just buy tickets once you arrive in Italy. For that frequency and distance you don't even need to reserve a seat, so a ticket you buy will be good for any train. Just hop on the next train leaving the station.

If you prefer to purchase a seat reservation in addition to a ticket, just do that a day in advance in Florence.
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Jun 10th, 2006, 02:24 PM
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Hi M

The two trains that you want are Night Trains that originate somewhere else.

You can't buy the tickets online.

In addition, neither of the trains are going to get you to Rome in time to make your flght. For a 10:30 plane you should be at FCO by 07:30 - 08:00.

I suggest that you be in Rome the night before flying home.

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Jun 10th, 2006, 02:38 PM
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A bit off subject, but I just read previous post. How early before the flight do we need to be at the airport - I assumed 2 hours was plenty as here in the U.S.
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Jun 10th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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ira 7:00 or 8:00 I really dont think that is neccessary. I've done this trip before but was i was in rome. 1 hour before is plenty of time. This time i will be in florence therefore I guess i will buy my ticket when i get to florence. thanks anyway ira
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Jun 10th, 2006, 03:35 PM
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Hi Maria,

I assumed that you were flying international.

You are correct. Buy your ticket when you get to Florence.



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Jun 10th, 2006, 03:37 PM
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Hi Robbo929
>How early before the flight do we need to be at the airport - I assumed 2 hours was plenty as here in the U.S.<

We found that 3 hr was too early at FCO, as it took only 30 min to go from arrival to the waiting area.

Others have told us that it took over 2hr on a crowded day.



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