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charlie4oct Jun 24th, 2009 03:42 AM

suggestion fr florence and pisa by cheap trains
 
hi..guys..actually i am tired of searching these trains in the train italia site..and the eurostar ralis are very much expensive..II want to go florence and pisa so plz guide me how to visit these places and presently i am in rome..so plz tell me the cheap trains and acomadation and i am planning to go on the weekends..i ws also planning to go to venice but i dont know it would be possible to cover ths places in weekends and plz make me the schedule tht how much day is sufficient fr ths places..i would be very thankful to you all guys..

willit Jun 24th, 2009 03:56 AM

So your tired of searching for trains, so you want other people to do it for you?

On a Saturday morning at 6:13 you can get to Florence for €16.90 from Rome Tiburtina, but the trip takes 3 hours.

or closer to 4 hours if you leave at 6:57 or 9:05 (but you save €0.90) You might get a slightly cheaper deal from an Amica fare (see website).

The thing to remember with Italian trains is, in general, the faster the train, the ore expensive.

There is an accomodation office at Florence station (prepare to queue)

willit Jun 24th, 2009 03:58 AM

There are normally 3-4 trains an hour between Florence and Pisa the cost around €7 each way.

charlie4oct Jun 24th, 2009 05:25 AM

actually some people told me that there are som etrains IC Plus which take 2 hours and 20 minutes..is it true..and how we can book the tickets in these trains...plz let me know..thankyou fr ur reply...

and I also wanted to know if we can come back to rome via pisa from florence..

kybourbon Jun 24th, 2009 05:35 AM

Go in the train station in Rome (Termini) and walk up to the ticket machine. Enter your city and buy the ticket you want. It's that simple. There are rows of ticket machines.

jamikins Jun 24th, 2009 05:36 AM

I recommend you go to a train station (like Termini) and discuss this with someone that sells the tickets.

I also believe American Express offices can help you with this. There is one at the Spanish Steps.

willit Jun 24th, 2009 05:41 AM

I can only find IC, the quickest of which is still 2:50 at a cost of €26.50 From Pisa to Rome is going to take between 3:30 and 4 hours (between €17-50 and €24) unless you use an expensive Eurostar.

suze Jun 24th, 2009 06:54 AM

Since you're already in Rome, I also would suggest just going to the train station and asking a ticket clerk to assist you.

zoecat Jun 24th, 2009 07:12 AM

As others have suggested, go to the train station in Rome and research and buy your tickets on a machine. It's very easy to do this. Or, stop by a travel agency in Rome to research and purchase your tickets. Look for an agency with a Trenitalia logo in their window. These agencies do not charge to help you out.

Dobermina Jun 24th, 2009 09:34 AM

I agree with all the people who've suggested just asking the ticket offices in Rome. This is the easiest way to get exactly what you want and know all the info from the get go. It also doesn't allow for the sort of mistakes that happen when booking online (websites issuing the wrong train number on an electronic ticket and then you have to pay double for the same train) or any broken machines to eat whatever money you feed them. And yes, the train from Florence to Pisa costs almost nothing, and is easy to get tickets for in Florence. As long as you don't mind a 20 minute line, it's well worth the wait.


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