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Reading Trenitalia website - how to tell if you're changing trains

Jun 10th, 2006, 11:56 AM
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Reading Trenitalia website - how to tell if you're changing trains

Hi. I'm trying to help my brother, who wants to go from Venice to Riomaggiore in the CT on the morning of June 25th.

When I type in Venezia, I get two departures at 9:19, both from Mestre. I understand that he needs to get from Santa Lucia to Mestre first, and it looks like there are very frequent 10 minute journeys. My question is about the rest of it.

One 9:19 lists Departure Mestre, Arrival Bologna, Parma, Spezia (in the "change station" column), trains IC plus, R-R-R, journey time 6:13.

The next line shows Departure station Mestre, change stations FI Rifr (Florence), then Vioregg, trains IC plus-R-D, overall journey 6:49.

Does the "change station" column mean you change TRAINS in each? Is that a big problem? Would you recommend one journey over the other?

Thanks very much.
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Jun 10th, 2006, 12:14 PM
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For the 9:19 departure, there are four trains listed in the itinerary, so yes, in addition to the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Venezia Mestre, there are changes of train in Bologna, Parma and La Spezia.

The other departure entails, in addition to the Santa Lucia to Mestre train, changes of train in Firenze Rifredi (which is not the main station in Florence) and in Viareggio.

It's not easy to get from Venice to the Cinque Terre...
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Jun 10th, 2006, 04:00 PM
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Hi Iw,

>Does the "change station" column mean you change TRAINS in each?

Yes

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Jun 10th, 2006, 04:00 PM
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PS,

It takes 6 hr.

I hope this isn't a daytrip.

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Jun 10th, 2006, 04:47 PM
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Thank you for your replies! I appreciate it.

And no, it isn't a daytrip - they're staying 4 nights in the CT.
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Jun 10th, 2006, 05:54 PM
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The easiest route is Venice/Milano and Milano/La Spezia.
09:52
VE S.L.
MESTRE 12:55 Option 1
03:03
Or
3. Option 2

10:22
VE S.L.
MESTRE 13:05
02:43




.Opt. 1
13:10Leave Milan
MI C.LE 16:04 GE P.P. 14:42 02:54 ( must change at Genoa)

or
2. option 2 (No change)
14:10Leave milan
MI C.LE 17:17( Arrive to la spezia)
03:07

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