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mvr Oct 19th, 2014 01:53 PM

Riva del Garda to Rome
 
Hi all,

I have to travel from Riva del Garda to Rome this thursday, Oct 23. I have checked TrenItalia from Verona to Rome and it is very expensive. Car share at http://www.blablacar.com/ is not available on that day. Are there any other relatively cheap options? -- may be go to another place and start from there or any other option. I cannot find a bus service from Verona to Rome.

I understand that I should have made the booking in advance but I couldn't do it. Please let me know your suggestions.

nytraveler Oct 19th, 2014 02:31 PM

Have you looked at taking the local trains instead of the more expensive expresses?

You haven't said how much you expect to pay - it won't be free. And in Italy buses typically don't use have the same routes as trains.

sandralist Oct 19th, 2014 03:23 PM

If you can get to Bergamo airport, Blu Express flies from there to FCO.

mvr Oct 19th, 2014 10:02 PM

Thank you for the replies. I would have loved to pay something like 20 euros, which I think was the ticket price of the train earlier. But anything under 40 euros is fine. Currently, the train tickets are close to 80 euros.

Where can I look for local trains?

@sandralist, getting to that place and then taking a flight would be (equally or more) expensive.

Jean Oct 20th, 2014 12:10 AM

Check rome2rio.com. There may be a rather round - about about way that's fairly cheap.

neckervd Oct 20th, 2014 01:40 AM

Direct high speed train Frecciaargento 9481, Rovereto dp 15.47 - Rome ar 19.40, promotional round trip fare availeble in the web 55 EUR
Direct night train 763, Rovereto dp 22.32 - Rome ar 6.00; Seat 48 EUR, couchette 59 EUR

neckervd Oct 20th, 2014 01:47 AM

Regional train fares:
Rovereto - Prato: 21 EUR
Prato - Arezzo: 9 EUR
Arezzo - Rome: 14 EUR

nytraveler Oct 20th, 2014 09:06 AM

Well it looks like none of the options come anywhere near the 20 euros the OP wants to pay - which seem to me to be a really super budget price - perhaps just not realistic.

mvr Oct 20th, 2014 12:43 PM

Thank you all, for the suggestions. I went ahead and purchased the overnight train ticket from Rovereto to Rome for 48 euros. I asked the locals here as well and there doesn't seem to be any options except buying tickets in advance.

@travelinggaby, yes, Riva is beautiful. Town is surrounded by mountains and it is very lively in the town center even at/past midnight.

Nonconformist Nov 15th, 2014 05:48 AM

OP was travelling on 23 October.


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