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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 12:25 PM
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Orvieto - Termini Train - Advance Purchase Necessary??

Sorry for the standard question - but my searches didn't turn up the answer.

Dropping off the rental car in Orvieto on Wed Apr 20. Will want to take the train into Termini right away. I would prefer not to purchase ahead - just so we can have flexability. But - if there is a risk some of these trains sell out - then I will purchase ahead. Please comment.

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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 12:39 PM
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I do not believe it is necessary to purchase a ticket ahead of time.
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 12:45 PM
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rholt,

we did the journey the other way on a day trip from rome, last february, [2010] so I don't think that my experiences are so out-of date; there are 2 trains an hour as the extract from the timetable [below] illustrates:

http://orario.trenitalia.com/b2c/npp...=1&x=-16&y=-76

I'd doubt very much if the cheaper regional train will be full up, or even the faster more expensive one. I'd be pretty confident about turning up and just buying a ticket.
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 12:52 PM
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It is rare for any train (except night trains) to sell out. And regional trains never do because you can stand if you have to.
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 01:54 PM
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The only reason to purchase in advance on this route is to try and snag a mini fare on an IC train or if you want to guarantee a seat. Fares are cheap so you would only save a few euro. The slower R trains are more frequent, but don't have discounts or reserved seats so there is not much point in buying R tickets in advance. Travel time is only 10-15 minutes longer than the IC trains.
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Just be careful being close to Easter. We travelled on Christmas Eve on the same route on prebooked tickets. The train was PACKED!!! The passages were standing room only!
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