Need Help with Train Travel PLEASE

May 25th, 2012, 09:03 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17
Need Help with Train Travel PLEASE

Hello all!
I am someone that has NO experience with train travel at all! I am embarking on a month long adventure through Europe and I am very nervous about the train travel. I find the websites very confusing. Can anyone help with specific instructions? I would really like to thank anyone in advance who responds!

SWITZERLAND TO GERMANY
Train from Linde – Pilatus Switzerland to Mittenwald Germany, (Innsbrucker Str. 33, Mittenwald, 82481, Germany)

GERMANY TO VENICE
Train from Mittenwald Germany to Venice (Calle de le Ostreghe San Marco 2439, Venezia, Italy)

VENICE TO CINQUE TERRA
Train from Venice to
Cinque Terra, Riomaggiore (177 Ca dii Benaci)

CINQUE TERRA TO ROME
Train from Cinque Terra to Rome (Via Principe Umberto, 00185 13, Roma, Lazio 00185)

ROME TO ORVIETO
Train from Rome to Orvieto Rail Station to pick up the car

ORVIETO RAIL STATION WITH CAR TO GROSSETO (TUSCANY)
Orvieto to Via Dogana 1, 1-58036 Sassofortino (Roccastrada), Grosseto, Toscana, Italy.
Leen is offline  
May 25th, 2012, 09:17 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 32,699
Swiss: www.sbb.ch
German www.bahn.de
Italian www.trenitalia.it

Your Italian trains will be a mixture of high speed (AV,ES) and slow (R) trains. The faster trains are sold reserved seat only, but the slow R trains don't have reserved seats. You must validate R tickets before boarding the train. I would not buy R tickets online in advance as they have more restrictions than bought at the train station or from a travel agency.

You can find advance purchase discounts on most of the online sites.
kybourbon is online now  
May 25th, 2012, 01:22 PM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17
Thank you so much for the information kybourbon!!
Leen is offline  
May 25th, 2012, 02:56 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 92,042
I'm no train expert but you can also go to the local train station and buy them there. I've done this several times, when I added something on to my plans, once I was already in Europe. Just went a couple day before I wanted to travel, stood in line, talked with a clerk at the counter, bought the ticket.
suze is offline  
May 25th, 2012, 03:08 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 34,455
You can probably buy all the tickets at the first station, especially if it is fairly large and has a travel agency desk of sorts.

If you are initially flying into Zurich or Geneva you can do it in those stations.
Dukey1 is offline  
May 25th, 2012, 07:09 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,549
As always, the font of all rail knowledge is www.seat61.com
Southam is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Jayne11159
Europe
9
Aug 13th, 2015 09:54 AM
super_duper_linda
Europe
4
Aug 17th, 2012 05:37 PM
jane1144
Europe
9
Apr 3rd, 2012 12:13 PM
quinn1
Europe
7
Mar 23rd, 2005 12:39 PM
desilu
Europe
10
Jan 21st, 2004 09:13 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:57 PM.