Do I have to get my Italian tickets validated at each connecting station or can I just do it at the first station I'll be departing from?

In Italy, I am taking day trips that require several train transfers.

Can I validate my ticket for each leg of the journey at the first station? Or do I have to validate each ticket at each departing station on my journey?

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  • Hi Deborah,

    With regard to travel in Italy, you can validate your tickets for each leg of a connection at the first station you'll be departing from to begin that particular connection.

    In Italy, tickets for a connection (a trip that involves one or more train changes en route) are always issued as print-at-station tickets. As long as the station where you'll be boarding your first train has the kiosk necessary to print tickets, you can print the tickets for all legs of a connection at that station. That is actually how we would recommend you do it, so that you will not have to at the stations where you'll be changing trains en route. In fact, in many cases, you would have no choice but to print all tickets for a connection at the first station, because there would not be enough time for you to do so at the stations where you'll be changing trains.

    In Italy, only tickets for non-reservable 'Regionale' or 'Regionale Veloce' trains (which are only able to be issued as 'print-at-station' e-tickets) would have to be validated before being used to board a train.

    You would only ever be issued print-at-home tickets for travel in Italy if you book a single trip on a 'Frecciarossa', 'Frecciargento', 'Frecciabianca' or 'InterCity' train that does not involve changing trains en route.

    If you would like to verify whether or not the stations you'll be departing have the kiosks needed to print (print-at-station) tickets, you would have to contact us either by calling us at 1-800-622-8600 or by sending an email to customercare@raileurope.com.

    If you send an email, please be sure to include the booking number for your order (if it happens that you've already submitted it). However, please note it can take up to 72 business hours to receive a reply with regard to email correspondence.

    We are not able to provide assistance with specific orders through this forum. With this being a public forum, we don't advise sharing order numbers or any other personal information here. Any posts containing such information would be removed for security purposes.
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  • Hi Jeff,

    We have booked travel on an Inter-City train in October 2015, and have print at home tickets. Do these tickets need to be validated like print at station tickets? If so, do we just validate our piece of paper?

    Thank you!
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