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Italy Trains (Rome to Naples) - yet another question

Italy Trains (Rome to Naples) - yet another question

Feb 8th, 2006, 07:13 AM
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Italy Trains (Rome to Naples) - yet another question

I've read the threads from the last two years but don't see much information on these two questions:

1. I know what the EuroStar and IC trains are, but I see something called "ICPlus" and "ES Italia AV" trains as well. What are these two trains in terms of configuration (classes, assigned seating)? How do they differ from the EuroStar?

2. Some of the EuroStar trains from Termini to Napoli do not stop in Centrale...rather I see Giribaldi, Campi Flegri, and Mergillina. I will be going on to Sorrento (and on the return back to Rome). How inconvenient are these other stations for those journeys compared to Centrale?
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Feb 8th, 2006, 03:13 PM
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Feb 9th, 2006, 02:33 AM
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Md - AV are the new High-speed trains between Rome and Naples. They cut about 10-15 mins off the Eurostar times.

For the train connection to Sorrento you want to get off either at Napoli Centrale or Garibaldi. These are basically one and the same - Centrale is at street level, Garibaldi is downstairs.

Sorrento trains actually leave from the lower level station - Garibaldi.

Hope this helps ...

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Feb 9th, 2006, 02:56 AM
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All trains from Rome to Naples refer to the Napoli Centrale Station, as that is the main station there. Piazza Garibaldi is where it is located. The train connection to get to Sorrento is on the 'Circumvesuviana' line, on the lower level of the Naples train station. Just follow the signs when exiting your train from Rome down to the Circumvesuviana lines. There are trains leaving every 5-10 minutes for Sorrento (and vice versa) so you won't have long to wait. It is very convenient and costs under 3 euros to ride. In Sorrento, you would get off at the last stop, which is within reasonable walking distance to the Piazza Tasso in the centre of town. The SITA busses leave from the Sorrento Circumvesuviana station, as well as numerous taxis that can take you to your final destination (hotel).
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Feb 9th, 2006, 04:03 AM
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Thanks to both of you.

Steve, do you know the configuration of the ES Italia AV trains? Are they like the Euro* with assigned seats in various classes?
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Feb 9th, 2006, 05:50 AM
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I'm sorry to say that the response from "Huitres" is wrong.
The Italian railway timetables clearly show two stations, Napoli Centrale, which is at ground level, and Napoli Piazza Garibaldi, which is below ground. Centrale is a terminal station, so trains from Roma to southern Italy need to reverse if they go to the Centrale station. The line through the Piazza Garibaldi station continues southwards, so trains do not need to reverse.
The stations have the same entrance at street level, on the square called Piazza Garibaldi. Access to the Circumvesuviana railway is between the two, down stairs from Napoli Centrale or up stairs from Napoli Piazza Garibaldi station.
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Feb 9th, 2006, 12:25 PM
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Thanks for the correction, Geoff. They are in the same location, just different levels, which is why I had written it as such.
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