Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Train Schedule from Rome to Perugia Question

Train Schedule from Rome to Perugia Question

Nov 29th, 2007, 07:18 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,019
Train Schedule from Rome to Perugia Question

I'm somewhat confused when reading the Trenitalia schedule for April 30, 2008 at 9:38 a.m. from Rome to Perugia.

This is what Trenitalia has posted: On a screen with the schedule listing there is a 9:38 a.m. Eurostar departing from Roma Terminia (but in red it shows Roma Tibertina).

I clicked on the Details link and Roma Tibertina is no longer listed -just Roma Termini, which arrives at 11:09 a.m. into Foligno. Then, a 12:23 p.m. train departs Foligno, arriving Perugia at 1:00 p.m.

My confusion is with the two Rome departing train stations initially listed.

If, in fact, we really do have to depart from Tiburtina to get to Perugia, what is the best way to get there from Rome's Fiumicino Airport?



This sounds so long-winded, I hope I was clear enough.
i_am_kane is offline  
Nov 29th, 2007, 07:30 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,779
Why don't you rerun the schedule with Rome Tiburtina in the departure box and see what comes up. I've never quite figured out what those stations highlighted in red mean - stops there, or not?
Holly_uncasdewar is online now  
Nov 29th, 2007, 07:33 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,129
I've just looked on www.bahn.de. The train (ES9324) leaves Roma Termini at 0938, stops at Roma Tiburtina from 0944 to 0945 then continues, stopping at Terni and Spoleto, to arrive in Foligno at 1109.
If you join the train at Roma Termini, you have one hour and 31 minutes till you get to Foligno where you change for Perugia.
GeoffHamer is offline  
Nov 29th, 2007, 09:40 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,019
Thank you, Geoff. You have answered my question.

So, we will take the Leonardo Express from Fiumicino Aeroporto to Roma Termini. The ES9324 will make a stop at Tibertina Stazione, and then continue on to Perugia.

Fantastic. Molte grazie.
i_am_kane is offline  
Nov 29th, 2007, 09:45 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 75,838
Or you could take the local train from airport right to Tiburtina and join the train there without going thru hectic Termini stationa at all
PalenQ is online now  
Nov 29th, 2007, 10:15 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 75,838
But the first class only Leonardo Express to Termini takes only 20 mins or so

the slow stopping 2nd class only commuter train airport to Tiburtina takes about twice as long

but also i think is about 10 euros or so cheaper per person.
PalenQ is online now  
Nov 29th, 2007, 11:05 AM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,019
PalenQ,

Thanks for the additional info. If I am correct, the Tibertina station has levels as opposed to the flat singular level at Roma Termini. That's an additional consideration for dragging our luggage, although we are physically fit. The time issue is a huge negative for us going to Tibertina.

The ticket cost, in our case, doesn't matter, and we do want first class seats on the Eurostar.

I do, however, appreciate your input.
i_am_kane is offline  
Nov 29th, 2007, 11:12 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 75,838
Yes at Tiburtina unless you happen to come in on adjoining platforms you would have to go up and down stairs to use the underground passageways between tracks.

And the 2nd class train can become rather crowded and perhaps not as convenient for the dedicated airport train.
PalenQ is online now  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:47 PM.