Train from Florence to Cinque Terre

Mar 7th, 2005, 05:51 PM
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Train from Florence to Cinque Terre

I need to purchase train tickets from Florence to Cinque Terre (Manarola). After looking on trenitalia.com, I know I will have to make one stop in La Spezia. I also know that I cannot purchase online tickets until 60 days prior to the trip. However, I have no idea what the price will be. What is typical?

Is it best to buy ahead of time online, or are there other options?
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Mar 7th, 2005, 06:45 PM
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It would be 7.90 Euro on regional trains with a change in La Spezia.
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Mar 21st, 2005, 04:34 PM
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$7.50? I just checked and it was $94!
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Mar 21st, 2005, 04:43 PM
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I travelled between venice, florence, rome, cinque terre, and other small towns for less than $100 (2nd class) so I doubt the fare is $94. I remember it's cheap to go from Florence to Cinque Terre and there really wasn't any reason to buy the tickets so far in advance. I bought that leg of the trip when we arrived in Florence. One tip I have is to print out the train schedules you want to travel in advance and present them at the ticket windows to make it clearer where you want to go.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 03:12 AM
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M - Musicteacher is correct - the fare is € 7.90 (- 2nd class) if you use 'Regional' trains via La Spezia.

If you use an 'Intercity' from Florence to La Spezia (- then 'Regional' to Manarola) the fare is € 16.50 (- 2nd. class).

www.trenitalia.com

Hope this helps ...

Steve
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 03:15 AM
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P.S. Patiboo - where on earth did you find $94 !!?
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 04:56 PM
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Oops. Well, I found via Bahn, for 2 people, first class with reservations.
As a first time traveler to Italy in a month, do you think reservations are necessary to get a seat? I heard the trains are very full!
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 05:51 PM
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Buy your ticket in Italy, from the train station a couple of days before your train journey. There are self-serve electronic machines, a lot like ATM machines (yes, in English!)

You can make reservations at the same time you buy tickets. I spent two weeks travelling though Italy last September, buying my tickets this way. We never got reservations -- just took our chances in 2nd class. We had no problems whatsoever. After you change trains in La Spezia, it's a short 5 minute ride to the Cinqueterre. Enjoy!
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