VENICE TO ROME

Jan 28th, 2005, 06:52 AM
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VENICE TO ROME

Hi I am a newbie and would like some advice please.. I'm travelling on my own to Italy late this year and intend to do a few days sightseeing in Venice in my way back from London to Australia, I am flying out of Rome. What is the best way to get from Venice to Rome,I've heard there is an overnight train,if this a good way to go for a mature aged lady travelling on her own. Any suggestions gratefully received
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Jan 28th, 2005, 06:56 AM
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Hi Irene,

Schedules are at www.trenitalia.com/en

It takes only 4:33 hr.

How are you getting to Venice?

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Jan 28th, 2005, 07:28 AM
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<<How are you getting to Venice?>>

See www.whichbudget.com

As for night train service, the peculiar suggestion has been made here before (credit Ben Haines, if I am not mistaken) to "go the wrong way" first - - i.e., Venice to Trieste, I think - - then you can take the 21:25 departure from Trieste (has sleeper accommodations) and arrive Rome at 06:56

Don't get me wrong - - I would not do this, but if you want to try it (16 stops and all), it is a way to utilize overnight service.

Personally, I would use the 4h33m minute service on Eurostar during (spanning) the lunch or dinner hour and enjoy a nice (even if over-priced) white table cloth meal in the dining car. After all, you have to eat sometime.

Best wishes,

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Jan 29th, 2005, 01:24 AM
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Irene - Alternatively, the budget airline AirOne fly Venice-Rome (Fiumicino).

www.flyairone.it

Hope this helps ...

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Jan 29th, 2005, 01:43 AM
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Thank you so much all for the input, I will look at the airflight and/or Rex's suggestion for lunch/dinner train trip. I did go to the train site but couldn't find the cost but can't seeing that being a factor for that shorter a journey.
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Jan 29th, 2005, 02:07 AM
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The Eurostar fare (2nd cl) Venice-Rome is € 45.

Add another € 10 to the airport.

Hope this helps ...

Steve
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Jan 29th, 2005, 04:50 AM
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Ira
Sorry didn't answer your question on how I am getting Venice amd going with Ryan air. I tried whichbudget and flyairone but no flights on the date , so train is looking like the way to go. Voltare site says flghts suspended in December.
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Jan 29th, 2005, 10:45 AM
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Hi Irene,

You can (usually) find ticket prices on www.trenitalia.com/en by clicking on the number of the train in the far left column.

You can also simulate purchasing a ticket - takes longer.

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