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Travel Time Via Train - Venice to Florence

Travel Time Via Train - Venice to Florence

Jan 17th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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Travel Time Via Train - Venice to Florence

Can anyone tell me how long the travel time via train from Venice to Florence is?
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Jan 17th, 2006, 12:25 PM
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Between 2 hrs 37 min and 2 hrs 49 min with Eurostar trains leaving from Venezia Santa Lucia and arriving at Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 12:25 PM
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www.trenitalia.com
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Jan 18th, 2006, 11:16 AM
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It's definitely the best way to go! My husband and I traveled by train from Milan to Florence, Florence to Venice and Venice back to Milan in Oct. The ride seems to take no time at all, the trains are clean and comfortable and they have planty of space for your luggage.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 11:47 AM
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Just be sure you get a Eurostar and not the IC!

We went from Florence to Venice in just under three hours STANDING the whole time, with no room for us to sit, let alone store our luggage. Click on my Screen name and look at "Mr Green's Italy trip report" for other details of the trip.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 11:58 AM
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Or take an IC train and get a seat reservation. Doesn't guarantee room for lots of luggage though. There's more space in first class.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 12:56 PM
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We had first class tickets for that ride. We were told no seat reservations could be guaranteed for an IC train.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 02:05 PM
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How much do those trains typically cost? ~$30 or so?
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Jan 18th, 2006, 02:36 PM
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Fares on the Italian railways are calculated from the distance in kilometres, with supplements for faster trains. On the Trenitalia website, get the train times then ask to buy a ticket, and it'll tell you the fare.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 02:44 PM
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If you are pre-purchasing your ticket outside of Italy, get to stazione about 30 minutes early and double check that you have a reserved seat!
The ticket machines have obviated the above by assigning your seat number at the time of purchase, so use those if possible when you get to Italy.
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