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Train from Florence to Vernazza, Cinque Terre

I went to the Trenitalia website to look for a ticket from Florence to Vernazza, CT leaving Sun, May 17, 2009 at approximately 8:00 am (we can leave later - I just wanted to check). My options popped up but the prices for 1st and 2nd class fares came up as "N/A" and I'm not sure what this means. Here's the grid:
http://orario.trenitalia.com/b2c/nppTravelSolutions.do?stazin=florence&stazout=vernazza&datag=17&datam=05&dataa=2009&timsh=8&timsm=00&x=4&y=4&lang=en&nreq=5&channel=tcom
Can anyone help me w/ this?

Thanks so much!

Posted by
6898 posts

Traci, you needed one more step to see the prices. Once you get to the page showing the train runs, the prices are not shown. If you look down the page just below the train runs, you will see "All Solutions Prices". Click on the red button and you will see the prices. Also, on runs with the faster ICPlus trains, you can click on the shopping cart and then slect STANDARD fare on the next page.

CLICK HERE to see what I see. (Note: you won't see the All Solutions Prices tab on my view because I've already done it.)

Posted by
32 posts

Thanks! So looking at the chart you posted, would this mean that only #1810 and #1811 are non-stop to Vernazza from Florence? All others on this page will stop somewhere else first?

Posted by
6898 posts

No train from Florence to Vernazza is a non-stop. In fact, the two runs you mention will make more stops than the runs with the ICPlus trains because the R train is a local. It stops at every stop. What you see for runs #1810 and #1811 is that there is no train change. You will be stopping at Pisa and La Spezia Centrale on the two runs. Additionally, you will be stopping at Riomaggiore, Manarola and Corniglia before stopping at Vernazza. These three last stops are minutes apart.

Posted by
15684 posts

Trenitalia doesn't show the local trains very far in advance, because there are no advanced ticket sales for them. Instead of May 17, put in the earliest date that is a Sunday. The schedule is the same every week. Also, you might want to look up the train schedules separately for each piece of the journey - Florence/Pisa, Pisa/La Spezia, La Spezia/Vernazza. (As I recall, back in October, one had to change trains in Pisa to get to La Spezia.) The trains through CT are a separate local line. I wonder if there might be more trains in May than now, because of tourist season.

BTW when I went, I left Florence in the morning around 8, dropped my luggage at the Pisa train station and spent 1/2 day to see the Leaning Tower, etc., then took an early afternoon train to La Spezia, then the local train to CT.