train reservations

Hi! We are going to be traveling by train to different parts of Italy the last 2 weeks in June. Is it recommended that we make train reservations before we leave the states. Or is there plenty of room on the trains and we just buy tickets as we travel? Thank you!

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10884 posts

The ONLY reason to pre-purchase train tickets is to take advantage of discount tickets but that generally locks you into a fixed schedule with limited refund options should want to charge or miss a train. Trains rarely sell out and never on Regional trains. There are no discounts for Regional Trains.

Posted by Harold
New York, NY, USA
2852 posts

If you tell us which cities you are visiting, we can tell you what the train options are. Some routes are only connected by regional trains, some only by fast (all-reserved) trains, and others by both.

Posted by Lisa
Sacramento, CA, USA
21 posts

We will be traveling from Pisa Centrale to Cinque Tera, Cinque Tera to Florence, and Florence to Sorrento. THank you!