Does the Rail pass include regional trains? Looking at Chiusi from Rome, then around Almalfi coast

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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 19, 2018 20:19
    Hi Tina,

    Any rail pass that includes Italy is valid to cover all trains operated by Trenitalia (the national rail network of Italy). This includes Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca, InterCity, and regional trains (such as the regional trains from Chiusi to Rome).

    Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca, and Italian InterCity trains all would just require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Italy Pass’). Regional trains do not accept reservations, so a rail pass would be all you'd need to board.

    In Italy, there also trains called 'Italo' trains, which are privately operated and therefore not covered by any rail pass.

    There is no rail line that runs to any of the actual towns of the Amalfi Coast. The most common rail line to the Amalfi Coast area is a privately operated line called the 'Circumvesuviana', separate from the national rail network of Italy. Therefore, this rail line is not be covered by any rail pass. The Circumvesuviana runs from Naples to Sorrento. The Sorrento and Meta stops on this rail line both represent the closest Circumvesuviana stations to the Amalfi Coast itself. From Sorrento or Meta, you would take a bus (SITA bus) that would take you to the actual towns on the Amalfi Coast. From Sorrento, you would also have the option of taking a ferry to various towns along the Amalfi Coast (the ferries run from April to October). There are also various Amalfi Coast day-trips/tours out of Sorrento.

    Tickets for the Circumvesuviana can only be purchased locally when you're there. The same for the buses and ferries, although some of the tours offered here, http://www.raileurope.com/train-ticke..., do include ferries to the Amalfi Coast.

    At the eastern corner of the Amalfi Coast is Salerno. Unlike Sorrento and Meta, Salerno does lie on a rail line of Trenitalia, so trains to/from there are covered by a rail pass. Therefore, instead of taking the Circumvesuviana from Naples to Sorrento, you would have the option of using your pass to take a train to Salerno. There are also buses (SITA buses) and ferries from Salerno to the Amalfi Coast.

    Keep in mind that reservations would be required on any Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca, or InterCity train to Salerno.
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