Old Feb 4th, 2008, 03:43 PM
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We are taking the train from Milan to Venice and back to Roverto. What is the difference between 2nd class and 1st class besides price? We have 4 teens traveling with us.
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I didn't see much difference. Room room usually. More width. Personally, unless it is a night train, I wouldn't pay the difference.

Remember the movie Titantic. Didn't they have more fun in the lower class down below?
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Urbs, I asked a similar question about a week ago. I'll top it for you.
We're travelling with 2 teens and I was wondering the same thing...

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On some trains the seats are a little nicer. I've always been in First class because I buy a Eurailpass, therefore I don't know for sure if there is a big difference. I don't think so. Sometimes First class is not as crowded as Second class. I have seen people standing in Second Class on many trains. And that's not to say that it can't happen in First also.
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Old Feb 4th, 2008, 07:48 PM
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scatcat? I don't get your pass comment since you choose whether to buy a 1st or 2nd cl pass. Whether people are standing or not depends on the type of train you are using. ES trains are reservation only(not included with a pass - $22 extra for a seat) so there shouldn't be anyone standing. If you buy an ES ticket from Trenitalia the price includes the seat. An R train has no first class and you can't reserve a seat either. Some routes to smaller towns only have r trains.

urbs - A pass is rarely economical for Italy. Milan/Venice one way 2nd cl on ES (the faster train) will cost 29.5E standard or you can see if the Amica discount fare is available (must purchase at least a day in advance) 23.6E. Enter a date within the next 60 days to get prices/schedules.
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The pass that I buy is First Class only unless you are 26 years or younger. Unfortunately I'm a bit older than that. I buy what is called the Global 15 day pass. I've also been on Italian trains that are Reservations Only. Guess what? Many people get on any way without reservations. They stand in the aisles, in front of the bathrooms, and sometimes I've even had to boot them out of my reserved seat.
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