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My family of six (2 adults, 1 teen and 3 children) will be arrivining in Rome mid-November from US. We will need a train from the airport to Florence (staying 4 nights), Florence to Pisa (daytrip), Florence to Venice (2 nights), Venice to Rome(3 nights) then back to the airport. Any suggestions for our best travel option?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 12, 2012 15:10

    For the requested travel, I would recommend that you purchase A 5 day Eurail Italy Pass, and I would recommend doing so at the 'Saver' rate. To be eligible to receive the Saver rate, there would just have to be 2 or more passengers traveling together at all times. You can purchase the Eurail Italy Pass by clicking here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket....

    Once you enter the number of passengers traveling on the page for the Eurail Italy Pass on our website, you would just click 'Yes' where it says 'Special prices are offered for 2 or more travelers. Is everyone in your party traveling together at all times?', and you would then be quoted the Saver rate.

    There is a small local train station at the Rome Fiumicino Airport, serviced only by trains from the city of Rome. Therefore, you would have to go into the city of Rome, before continuing on to elsewhere in Italy.

    To get from the airport to the city, you would take the Leonardo da Vinci Express. The Leonardo da Vinci Express takes about 30 minutes in duration and departs twice every hour. Conveniently, the Leonardo da Vinci Express arrives into the Termini station in Rome, which is the main station where most trains to elsewhere in Italy will depart from, including trains to Florence.

    A 1st class Eurail Italy Pass would cover the Leonardo da Vinci Express train between the airport and the city of Rome.

    Trains from Rome to Florence require reservations in addition to the rail pass.

    Trains between Florence and Pisa are regional trains that don't even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.

    Trains from Florence to Venice and trains from Venice to Rome require reservations in addition to the pass.

    To make reservations on the reservable trains mentioned above, you would click on 'Book a Reservation for Your Pass' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. Reservable trains in Italy can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure. Since your intended dates of departure happen to fall outside of this time frame, you would just enter dates within the next 90 days to get an idea of the reservation cost and view schedules when searching the routes on our website.

    For planning purposes, you can just view the schedules for the non-reservable trains mentioned above by entering the cities under 'Check Fares and Schedules' on the homepage of our website and clicking the option to 'Check Schedules'. For the Rome Fiumicino Airport, you would just type 'Rome Airport' in the appropriate field when accessing schedules between there and Rome.

    If you happen to purchase a 2nd class Eurail Italy Pass, it would not cover the Leonardo da Vinci Expres train, and you would have to purchase regular tickets for it by entering 'Rome Airport' and 'Rome' under 'Check Fares and Schedules' on the homepage and clicking the option to 'Check Fares'.
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