Train Tickets

Old Mar 12th, 2015, 07:59 AM
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Train Tickets

For my travels (from U.S.) this May, I made train tickets from 3 different companies. I am not sure what I will need to do to board/ride these trains.

One trip (Villach, Aut to Venice, Italy) was made with RailEurope and I have a Hard copy ticket; does this need to be validated at the station?

Another ticket (Venice to Florence) was made on the Trenitalia website, and I have a PNR Number. I believe I just board the train and then show the conductor the PNR number when asked?

Yet another trip (Florence to Naples) was made on the Italo website and I have a “Ticket code”; what do I do with this?

Thanks for any/all help.
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Old Mar 12th, 2015, 08:18 AM
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Ones thru Rail Europe I am pretty sure do not need to be validated or it would say so on the cover - why not just call RE and ask to be sure and you can always date-cancel a ticket anywhere even if not required I think.

Usually discounted tickets that are not changeable nor refundable do not have to be cancelled as they cannot be used on other trains - full fare tickets often do have to be cancelled as not all trains have conductors on all portions of the route so the honor system with spot checks is used.

Check www.seat61.com for possible clarification or call Byron at www.budgeteuropetravel.com - I use him for railpasses a lot and he's a RE agent who IME will answer questions even if you are not buying. www.ricksteves.com may also have some info.
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Old Mar 12th, 2015, 09:19 AM
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We took a Trenitalia train from Venice to Rome last year. I'm pretty sure that I had the PNR on my phone and just showed it to the conductor and he moved on to the next passengers.
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>>>One trip (Villach, Aut to Venice, Italy) was made with RailEurope and I have a Hard copy ticket; does this need to be validated at the station?
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full-fare RailEurope tickets traditionally could be used on any of similar trains - do not have to come with a reservation, which is optional if it is optional - if not it will be included.

RE sells tickets are a premium price I understand so that they can always be used without formality - full fare tickets that is - RE is now also selling Italo tickets for example at discounted prices often about the same as on the Italo site (no surprise since the SNCF, large majority stakeholders in RailEurope owns part of Italo I understand.

But if never hurts to ask!
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