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Trenitalia fast trains

According to their website there are no “fast” trains running between Roma and Venice. Only regional. Are the fast trains expected to return? We are heading there in late September. Difference is 5 hours travel time between the two cities!

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7196 posts

The complete schedule for those trains are not available for sale yet. The schedule is only showing up to September 17 for the fast trains or Frecciarosa but they will show up eventually. What exact date are you searching? I would check again in another week.

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16809 posts

The delayed scheduling is pandemic related. They're only scheduling out a couple of months at a time.

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103 posts

We are trying to schedule the fast train between Venice and Florence for October 1st and right now can only find 1 scheduled early and 1 scheduled for late in the day. If I recall there are normally almost hourly fast trains between the two cities. I was hoping that 90 days in advance the schedule would open but not so far.

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4261 posts

I think the train companies are taking some time to ramp back up to travel. We are going to France and our September train tickets were just put up for sale.

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I don't think we can't fault these train companies. It is the same in many industries. It's been a major pandemic affecting just about every business and country. They've had much of their business/economies shut down and then all of us avid travelers (I'm in this group) want everything to open up and be available almost immediately.

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2757 posts

Hopefully they will all get it together sooner rather than later.

I am afraid something went lost. The schedules up to December 12 have already been decided all over the EU.

Except for Covid related lock-downs , there is no possibility that there won't be fast trains running between Rome and Venice. Otherwise both Teenitalia and Italotreno would loose money and customers while being forced to pay unionised workers.

Taking a train is nothing special in EU, notwithstanding the discounts for early birds 80% of tickets are still sold one week before the departure. And this was before Covid.

The reason you can't get tickets months in advance is only Covid related: they are selling tickets in 90-days blocks because they fear a new lock-down.
Processing hundreds of thousands of refunds has been a time-wasting nightmare in the past months. Why should they run the risk of doing it again while 90% of their customers doesn't hope they will "all get it together" either soon or late? Nobody worries about October train tickets in June, nobody knows they are not on sale! This is even more evident with cases of Delta slowly popping up all around Italy...

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222 posts

If you search 2-3 weeks prior to your departure, and the trains should be listed schedule wise it will give you an idea on times once your date opens up. I’m looking for Oct 2nd and nothing has posted yet between Venice and Florence for us.