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Transportation options

I would like to know what options I have to get around some cities and towns in France or Italy where there is no train service, without renting a car?

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Generally, you have few to no options but it would be impossible to advise without knowing specifically to what cities and towns you are referring.

Posted by
20810 posts

Buses are often a perfectly viable option, especially for traveling from a larger town to a smaller one within the same region. It definitely does depend on your desired route. Even when dealing with places served by trains, crossing regional boundaries can be a challenge. In France, for example, you may need to travel into Paris and back out again, which makes the trip a lot costlier as well as more time-consuming. It was my experience that buses sometimes went more directly where I wanted to go than trains did.