rome to florence

Jul 15th, 2010, 10:31 AM
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rome to florence

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me the best way to get from Rome to Florence?

I have found a train for 31 euros which takes 1.5 hours.

Thanks!
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Jul 15th, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Sounds like it to me - unless you want a slower train at a lower price (perhaps?)
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Jul 15th, 2010, 11:03 AM
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Of course, and they run twice hourly!
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Jul 15th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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The train you describe is a EuroStar Italia Alta Velocita (high speed) train. The standard 2nd class fare is 44.00 EUR. The fare you quoted must be a Meno 30 fare (30% discount) which must be booked at least 15 days in advance. There is a limited number of tickets allotted for that fare.

If you live in the US, be aware that the Trenitalia site rejects 99% of all attempts to book tickets using a US credit card. However, your card will work in station ticket machines and the machines have an English option. No need to stand in line at a ticket window.

The 2nd class fare on an IC train is 28.00 EUR and the ride takes 3hr9min.

The 2nd class fare on a regional train is 16.10 EUR and the ride takes 4hr6min.
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Jul 15th, 2010, 01:57 PM
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city center to city center
no driving
no getting lost
no charges for gas, insurance, parking
no hunting for rental car agency drop off points
no traffic jams, back-ups, etc.
worth every penny IMO
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Jul 15th, 2010, 03:50 PM
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If you were interested, the train goes via Assisi. Well, not quite Assisi, which is on top of a hill. But it is a ten minute bus ride from the station to the old town of Assisi. It might be worth a thought, but you would have to break your journey there.

I don't think it is worth taking an extra hour and a half on a slower train, just to save ten or fifteen Euro.

Dukey listed all but one of the advantages.
Advantage No 6. There is a bar on the train. You can have a coffee or wine while you watch the countryside flash by. Most civilised.
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Jul 15th, 2010, 06:00 PM
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And in the early morning, the wait staff brings a cart with coffee and pastry. It's beyond civilized.
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