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TL Feb 22nd, 2001 04:36 PM

Kilometric Ticket help!
How does this ticket work? Does it work on eurostars too? I'll be travelling with a friend from Rome-Florence-Venice-Rome. <BR> <BR>Will it be cheaper to purchase the kilometric ticket, europass, or point to point ticket?

Luigi Feb 22nd, 2001 04:46 PM

If you are going to be just in Italy, go ahead and buy 3000 Kms, for us $ 100.00 Just in Italy. Thats the cheapest <BR>way to go in Italy. <BR> <BR>Luigi.

Joanna Feb 22nd, 2001 07:34 PM

I'm pretty sure this won't work on the Eurostar (is there one that goes to Italy?). On intra-European trains such as TGVs you have to pay a supplement.

top Feb 22nd, 2001 07:58 PM

to the top <BR>

Patti Suttle Feb 23rd, 2001 08:27 AM

TL <BR>My husband and I used the Kilometric ticket last June and traveled from Milan to Venice, Venice to Florence, Florence to Rome and Rome to La Spezia. <BR>Then, I used it from La Spezia to Milan and back. We used about 2600 Km's and you get 3,000 total. We sometimes paid a bit more for a supplement for 1st class or for the Eurostar trains (ES). This is a DIFFERENT Eurostar than the London-Paris Eurostar. You need to decide what your distances will be and then decide if the Kilometic is cheaper than point to point. If you have 5 people traveling you still only get the 3,000 Kms so keep that in mind. <BR>There was a tread a few weeks ago on this and I gave some other info. then (don't have it in front of me right now) so you might do a search. <BR>Hope this helps. <BR>Patti

TL Feb 23rd, 2001 01:54 PM

Patti: I was looking at the FS-online for the train schedule....and to find out that we most likely have to take either the IC or ES* trains. If I used the kilometric much supplement will I have to pay for a 2nd class? <BR>This is the only part that I dont understand about the supplement...the extra amount that I will need to pay. <BR> <BR>THX!

PattiSuttle Feb 23rd, 2001 10:21 PM

TL <BR> <BR>I cannot remember how much the supplement was but I DO remember that it was not expensive or at least we did not think so (my husband says between 6-8 american dollars equivalent. And yes, it can be confusing. We bought the booklet in Milano Centrale and then in Venice we made reservations for the ES from Venice to Florence and also for Rome to LaSpezia (just because you have the booklet does not mean you have a seat!) Its best to make reservations esp. on weekends.

gluck Feb 24th, 2001 05:07 AM

Patti, you replied to me on an earlier thread and I forgot to ask you this: <BR> <BR>Is one allowed to deduct the mileage oneself, (provided one knows the correct one, of course)? I got the impression from you that there was a series of coupons in the ticket. So, if one is travelling as a group of 2 from Rome to Florence, one would deduct (2*312) = 624 km from the total, write this on the next free coupon, stamp it in the machine, and board. I just can't believe that FS expects one to go to a ticket window to have this done, but maybe I'm wrong?

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