(Ok, note to self) - transportation from Rome to Venice the train from Termini station in rome to Santa Lucia station in Venice is the best mode of transport for two people.. trains leave every hour and take 3H 48Min, and it will cost no more than $100 per person depending on seat class and current exchange rate in March 2011. There is no need to buy tickets online, it can can be bought on site or the day before departure just to be sure. this is very useful information for tavelers wanting to know about transportation from Rome to Venice.. Like I did.
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Eurostar AV Fast, together with all other Eurostar services, are the cream of the Italian train services, a network of high-speed premier trains connecting Italy’s main cities and towns. Enjoy first rate customer service and beautiful scenery during your superfast, comfortable journey across Italy. All coaches are air conditioned and pressurized; please remember that smoking is forbidden on all Italian trains.
Sample travel times:
Milan - Venice: 2 hours 20 minutes
Rome - Milan: 3 hours 30 minutes
Rome - Venice: 3 hours 59 minutes
Bologna - Milan: 1 hour 5 minutes
Rome - Naples: 1 hour 21 minutes
Reservations are always compulsory on all ES* Italia services and your fare includes the cost of the ticket, the supplement fee and the reservation fee for your allocated seat.
If you are buying a pass rather than a city-to-city ticket please be aware that your pass does not include any reservation and you have to make one either via our website or once you arrive in Italy in order to board these trains.
Services Onboard the ES* Italia
Passengers travelling in 1st Class will receive a ‘welcome onboard’ service, which includes a small snack and a hot or cold drink served at your seat; on morning trains a daily newspaper will be offered to you. Assistance is provided to all passengers with disabilities.
Eurostar Italia trains are operated by different train types, the top of the range being the ES* AV Fast and ES* AV; and the others being the ES* Fast, ES* Italia and ES* City
The version ETR 500 Y1 achieved 362 km/h on the Bologna-Florence line on 4 February 2009, a new world speed record in a tunnel.[
Until 30th September 2009 the Super Offer-60% lets you travel with a discount of about 60% in 2nd class only (with the exception of the Milan-Rome section, for which a differentiated discount applies). You can buy it at least 30 days in advance and only: on their website, through our Call Center (fee-paying numbers) and with the ticketless procedure also from the approved travel agencies.
The offer is valid on the following trains and connections:
AV/AV Fast: from Milan to Rome and to Naples and return.
ES* Fast: from Rome to Venice Mestre/S.Lucia, Padova, Verona, Genoa , Rimini, Bari, Brindisi, Lecce, Lamezia T., Reggio C., Villa S. Giovanni and return.
Frequent Trenitalia trains take you from Rome's biggest airport to the city center in 30-50 minutes. I prefer FR 1 regional train to Roma Tiburtina station where you can easily take metro B to Termini or anywhere else on the metro. Trains depart every 20 minutes and take 45 minutes to Tiburtina, ticket is 5.50. Another possibility and the most convenient one is to take Leonardo Express departing every 30 minutes to Termini. Train takes just over 30 minutes but in my opinion is badly overpriced (as is FR 1 compared to other train lines - you can get for example to Fondi-Sperlonga 100 km from Rome for just 6 euros). If you're going from city to the airport in the morning's peak hour, Leonardo Express might be worth the extra price since the regional train is very crowded and it isn't fun to get in and out of the train in every station with all your luggage. The train station is conveniently situated in airport and there's no problem finding it. The tickets can be bought in the station - just remember to validate them in the yellow machine on the platform before boarding. For information about using the ticket selling machines, check my "Trenitalia trains" chapter.
Standard gauge Trenitalia railways connect all major Italian cities. Train traffic is far from perfect, but at least it's reasonably priced and by far the best way to travel in Italy. I used regional trains for two daytrips from Rome. Ticket to Fondi-Sperlonga 110 km from Rome cost just 6.20 euros, to Tivoli it was a real bargain - just 2.30. Trains were usually about five minutes late, but when my travel companions were returning from Sperlonga, it was half an hour late! Luckily, I had taken the previous train, which was on time.
There are several different types of trains - from the slowest and cheapest regional trains to the fastest and most comfortable Alta Velocitta (high-speed) Eurostars. There aren't many high-speed railways in Italy yet, but they're being developed. At the moment, it's possible to take AV Eurostar train from Rome to Napoli or Firenze. New railways from Milano to Firenze via Bologna and from Milano to Padua are currently under construction. These new tracks are good for speeds up to 300 km/h, unlike those in use today which allow only 250 km/h. Milano-Bologna new railway should be in service by 2009.
The most convinient way to buy your tickets is to use a ticket machine at station - it's easy and all instructions are in English. Some machines take cash, but all accept cards. Remember to stamp your ticket in orange validating machine on platform before boarding!
No trains go direct to Rome's airport (assuming you mean Fiumicino). You must go to Rome's Termini station and catch the express train to the airport. To get from Naples to Rome is roughly 3 hours. There are many types of trains, regional, express etc. Try to get an express or Inter Regionale as they stop less frequently. The regionals will stop more often and almost double your travel time. You should be able to find a schedule based on your travel times here: http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/ferrovie/util/inglese.jsp They are fairly accurate by my experience.
I've been looking for an English link to the Italian railway system and finally found it.
We used the train coming from the airport into Roma Termini station. And also to go to Ostia Antica, a half hour ride.
Evrything comes to Termini ( trains, buses and metro).
Its a huge station with shops, caffes and pizzerias ( were you can have you morning coffe ) and many many other...............
While in Italy I travelled from city to city on the trains - Trenitalia. I used both the Inter City trains and the Eurostar. The Eurostar trains get between destinations faster (as they have fewer stops) and in general are kept in better condition than the Inter City ones. The trains I went on had either restaurant cars or snack bars on board.
To get to Rome I came by train from Milan - an Inter City train - this took me 6 hours. Next time I think I would take the Eurostar - which only takes 4.5 hours. After leaving Rome I took a Eurostar train to Florence - a much nicer way to travel!
I had a railpass when I was in Italy, which was very handy. Although on some trips when I wanted to book a seat I had to pay a few euro extra - but it was either that or run the risk of standing up for a few hours. If you plan on doing a bit of train traveling while in Italy, I recommend getting a rail pass as this can save you money.
The website below is very helpful, you can look up timetables of the trains, prices and even book your tickets online.
Warning: Just beware at Roma Termini of people coming up and asking for your change (I had a lady stick her hands in my face) or people who are just standing around the station trying to sell you their tickets - it's most likely not legit.
This is a note I posted on a forum on handicap access from Leonardo da Vinci to Civitavecchia:
First, how to get from the airport (Leonardo da Vinci, or "Fiumicino" as the locals call it (from the town that it is in)) to Civitavecchia:
1. At the airport itself, take the train to Stazione Termini (Rome's main train station)
2. At Stazione Termini, take one of many trains to Civitavecchia (about an hour ride, I think).
3. At Civitavecchia, take a taxi to the port - actually, I am told that the distance is not far, but for anyone travelling with luggage, much less a handicap, why not take a cab?
For the airport, look at http://www.adr.it/content.asp?L=3&IdMen=630 . At the bottom of the page is a link for "special assistance" and lists locations of lounges for special needs. One of them is at the train station in the airport. Note that I recently emailed a question to the firstname.lastname@example.org (editorial staff for the website), and I got an answer within a day(!!!), so you might try, too.
For the Italian train system, I have found two pages, but, unfortunately (perhaps), they are only in Italian. The page for wheelchair-bound people is http://126.96.36.199/disabili/viSed.html, while a list of offices to contact is at http://188.8.131.52/disabili/hodi.html . In any case, it is clear that some trains, at least, are able to handle wheelchair bound passengers, and major stations can use lifts to load the passengers. Your travel agent should be able to use this information to get more specifics.
Also, if you're in Rome a while, there is a page by ATAC (Rome's bus system) on handicapped access - see http://www.atac.roma.it/disabili/index.asp?A=3&S=36&lng=2 - this is in English.
It is a short walk from the cruise port to the train station and for 9 euros you can purchase a round trip BIRG ticket on the Regionale Train (there are 2 or 3 every hour)which will also give you free bus and Metro passes in Rome for the day. It sure beats hiring a limo driver in Rome to drive to Civitavecchia, pick you up and return to Rome for a tour, deliver you back to Civitavecchia and then return to Rome himself. We traveled from the cruise port to Rome by train, hired a private guide at $40 per hour, split the cost with 2 other couples, prepaid all admissions with no standing in line, visited all of the sites you mentioned, and including our BIRG tickets our day trip to Rome cost us $100 USD each.
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