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Jun 13th, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Transport in Italy

We are traveling to Italy end June. We have purchased an Euro Rail ticket but are also traveling to places like Sorrento and Capri what is the best way to travel when Euro Rail does not travel there?
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Jun 13th, 2012, 09:03 AM
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You take the Circumvesuviana train from Naples to Sorrento. It's on the lower level of Naples Central train station. I believe the trains run about every 30 minutes and you buy your ticket on the platform.

Capri is an island so you have to take a ferry or hydrofoil which run from Naples or Sorrento.

http://www.vesuviana.it/web/en
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Jun 13th, 2012, 09:04 AM
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BTW - Eurail is a company selling tickets. It is not a train so don't ask for the Eurail train in Italy as people will not know what you're talking about.
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Jun 13th, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Did you buy a train ticket from some company or did you buy a rail pass?
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Jun 13th, 2012, 10:34 PM
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We bought a rail pass from Eurail. Thanks for comments it helps alot!
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Jun 14th, 2012, 04:17 AM
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You will need to buy seat reservations for most of the trains you are taking (10€ for the faster trains). They are mandatory in Italy on all, but the slow R trains. Is it possible to return the pass for a refund? Unless you are doing a lot of long travel, a pass isn't usually cost effective for Italy.

The Italian train company is Trenitalia, but there are some private lines such as the Circumvesuviana also. The ticket prices on Trenitalia include your seat reservations (except the R trains which don't have reserved seating).
http://www.fsitaliane.it/homepage_en.html

For any R trains (including the Circumvesuviana), you must validate your ticket before boarding. Your pass is not good on the Circumvesuviana as it's a private line.
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Jun 14th, 2012, 05:22 AM
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Hi MM,

You can still get a refund on your railpass.

Ticket prices are at www.trenitalia.com.
For the high-speed trains the price includes the reservation.

With a railpass, you have to either purchase a reservation from RE for about 10E pp or get it at the train station.

To get to Sorrento, you take the train to Naples Centrale. Go downstairs to get the www.Circumvesuviana.com commuter train to Sorrento.

You can also take the train to Salerno and take the ferry to Sorrento.

For Ferry schedules Positano – Amalfi - Salerno (P.zza della Concordia):
See http://www.coopsantandrea.com/it/ser...ea/servizi.asp

You take the ferry to Capri. http://www.capri.net/en/ship-timetable

Enjoy your visit.

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Jun 14th, 2012, 08:11 AM
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As others have said, unless you plan to take LOTS of trains, railpasses in Italy aren't as cost-effective as they once were. You need supplementary seat reservations, have you compared point to point tickets for your journeys with the cost of a pass + reservations before going ahead with purchase?

Buon viaggio!
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