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Omio for buses in Italy?

Has anyone used Omio.com to book transportation in Italy? I'm getting serious about reserving our Naples - Siena trip in June. Omio has Flixbus for our travel date, at a decent time, with no transfers! It's slower than the train, but looks simpler. The Flixbus site doesn't show that date available yet.

So, is Omio reliable? It used to be go-Europe.

Posted by
6439 posts

The schedule for June is not out yet. How would Omio a third party site be able to sell a ticket on Flixbus, the actual bus company?
I would wait to by directly with Flixbus.

Posted by
4091 posts

Jazz, you're right, of course. I'm just getting itchy. Although someone posted on an earlier thread that the schedules came out December 15 for dates through June 14. But as I said, the Flixbus site says something cute like "You're too efficient! Your date not available."

Posted by
1262 posts

15/12 is the big schedule change day this year, correct. But, the new schedules being ready is not the same as the tickets being on sale.

Posted by
4091 posts

Badger, thanks for the clarification. So can I assume that the schedule for the week of June 2 will be the same as the week of, say, May 2?

Posted by
8889 posts

So can I assume that the schedule for the week of June 2 will be the same as the week of, say, May 2?

Rail, yes. times are fixed in 6-month chunks, Dec. to June and June to Dec.
Buses and airlines no. They are a law unto themselves, and change from week to week. Sometimes even change times after you have bought your tickets.

And wherever possible buy direct from the operator (Trenitalia for most Italian trains). If the operators isn't selling tickets yet, the a re-seller like Omio is just going to take your money and sit on it until the tickets are available.

Posted by
4091 posts

Okay, thanks all. I'll try to wait and be patient. Sigh.

Posted by
1510 posts

It's hard for me to believe that Flixbus sells out. (Plus, I would 100 times - maybe 1000 times - rather take a train trip with a transfer rather than spend an extra two hours on a bus.)