Round-trip searches on trenitalia.com?

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May 9th, 2007, 08:33 PM
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Round-trip searches on trenitalia.com?

Am I missing something or you can only search one segment at a time?

Do the fares vary depending on the time of day or day of week or how far in advance you're booking?

Printing out tickets or emails work well?
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May 10th, 2007, 04:53 AM
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May 10th, 2007, 05:41 AM
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The tickets are one-way and you can only buy online within 60 days of travel. Prices do not change or vary for days/times. Prices are different for types of trains - ES (fast with few or no stops), IC and ICplus (a bit cheaper/longer and a few more stops), R, IR and D (stops in every little town, travel time is usually double the ES trains but are cheaper).

Trenitalia has not been showing all routes lately and supposedly they are loading summer schedules and should be loaded by May 15.
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May 10th, 2007, 06:59 AM
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May 10th, 2007, 07:31 AM
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Thanks.

So if the prices don't vary, there's no advantage in purchasing in advance at the web site and printing out tickets?

You can look up timetables and then go to the station and get tickets an hour or so before departure?

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May 10th, 2007, 07:55 AM
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There are a few discounts in advance on Trenitalia such as the AV train from Rome to Naples (2-for-1 special). There will also be times (usually major holidays/weekends) where a particular train may sell out, but usually you can just buy tickets that day or a day or two in advance. You can purchase all your tickets at the airport when you arrive or at the many travel agencies/train stations.
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May 10th, 2007, 08:10 AM
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OK, also, what is the best way to get to the train station in Venice?

Vaporetto to Piazzale Roma and then ACTV Bus No. 5 to Mestre?
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May 10th, 2007, 02:01 PM
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There is a train station in Venice right next to Piazzale Roma. It is called Venezia SL (for Santa Lucia). Venezia Mestre is on the mainland just before the causeway across the lagoon to Venice proper.

Many trains stop at Venezia SL, but if your's only stops at Mestre, there are frequent cheap trains that you can take between the two stations.
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May 11th, 2007, 06:02 AM
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Hi sc,

They don't show RT fares, because an RT is the same price as 2 x one-way.

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