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Train Travel Tips to save money

What is the most economical train pass for 6 adults and one toddler traveling 9 days in Italy in November to travel from Venice-CT-Florence-Sienna-Rome-Sorrento-Rome (we're flying home I think?)

Point to point pricing seems to be a favorite.

Posted by
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Rick's Italy book and this website have a rough train fare map to compare point to point with a rail pass. But it's hard to imagine that your itinerary makes a rail pass cost effective. Bear in mind also that your trips between Rome and Sorrento will be partially on a commuter train line that isn't covered by rail passes.

Posted by
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For your itinerary, point-to-point tickets will almost certainly be cheaper than a pass. You can get fares for all your routes at Note that with a pass you'll have to buy reservatons for any trains that require them. It's only a few euros in many cases, but for EuroStar Italia trains it's €15.

The private commuter train to which Doug refers is the Circumvesuviana which runs from Naples to Sorrento.