Trains schedules - Italy

Old Apr 9th, 2013, 01:27 AM
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Trains schedules - Italy

Hello,
I would be travelling through Italy for a week in June.Am trying to look for train tickets and book them through trenitalia.com but I cant seem to find the schedules of various trains. As in what time they depart and arrive at various locations. For instance for the train from Milan to Venice, I see it departs at 12:00 but i'm unable to take that and need to know timings of other trains that depart the same day from Milan to Venice.
I'm really short of time to spend when there and hence nee the planning to be precise. Any form of help would be great.
Thanks.
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Old Apr 9th, 2013, 01:53 AM
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The best site to use to search timetables of trains across Europe is www.bahn.com then when you know your train times you can go back to Trenitalia. The cheapest trains will be made available 3 months in advance so booking for your journey is already open... so book now for the cheapest tickets. There are plenty of trains between Milan and Venice, at least 2 fast trains an hour by the looks of it taking around 2.5hrs to make that journey. Hope that helps.
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Old Apr 9th, 2013, 06:44 AM
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>>>but I cant seem to find the schedules of various trains.>>>The cheapest trains will be made available 3 months in advance so booking for your journey is already open
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http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?
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As of today the schedules through 8 June seem to be loaded but nothing beyond that date.
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Old Apr 9th, 2013, 07:51 AM
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>>>RonZ on Apr 9, 13 at 10:38am
http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?
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Timetables will not change a löot in June: trains about every hour from 7.05 until 21.05
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Timetables may not change a lot but that doesn't solve the "problem" of not being able to BOOK them ahead.

I checked Trenitalia again today and there still is nothing loaded beyond 8 June
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How quickly do trains fill up? I mean, is it really necessary to book ahead if you're not taking say a night train or something that needs a reservation?

Couldn't you just show up at the train station the morning you want to leave and get your ticket then?
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You could just show up and buy a ticket the same day. Trains might sell out on holidays and similar popular travel days. However, Milan-Venice is a popular route with frequent departures. the main advantage of purchasing online is to obtain one of the heavily discounted tickets that might be available if you purchase far enough ahead.

For example, I just priced a ticket between Milano CE and Venezia SL for the end of May. The regular "Base" fares offered were:
51.50€ - 1st class
37.50€ - 2nd class

When I selected a particular train, I was offered the following "Economy" fares (which have more refund restrictions) on the very same train for the very same seats:
38.00€ - 1st class (13.50€ savings)
19.00€ - 2nd class (18.50€ savings)

The savings can add up.
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