Wheelchair Access on trains from Venice to Florenc & Florence to Rome?

Hello!

I'm traveling from Venice to Florence, and then Florence to Rome this coming March. I'm hoping to use your train system, how does a person in a wheelchair board your trains and are the stations accessible?

Thank you so much!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) January 27, 2016 17:20
    Hi Wheelie Bee,

    The trains from Venice to Florence and Florence to Rome are wheelchair accessible. Therefore, the stations in those cities would also be wheelchair accessible. They would have ramps or lifts at the stations to allow passengers to board.

    Most trains are wheelchair accessible; however, for passengers bound to their wheelchair, actual wheelchair space is generally only able to be booked and arranged directly with the local train operator.

    For passengers not bound to their wheelchair, tickets can be purchased through us. In such an instance, the wheelchair can just be folded up, and the passenger would sit in the seat that they've already booked. Any additional assistance at the stations would just have to be arranged locally.

    If not bound to the wheelchair, tickets can be purchased by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and entering a route.

    Trains from Venice to Florence and Florence to Rome are high-speed 'Le Frecce' (Frecciarossa and Frecciargento), high-speed 'Italo' trains, or regular 'InterCity' (IC) trains.

    For general information about the Venice Santa Lucia station, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/train-station/santa-lucia-train-station.....

    For general information about the Venice Mestre station, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/train-station/venice-mestre-train-statio....

    For general information about the Florence Santa Maria Novella (SMN) station, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/train-station/santa-maria-novella-trai....

    For general information about the Rome Termini station, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/train-station/termini-train-station.html.

    For general information about the Rome Tiburtina station, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/train-station/tiburtina-train-station.html.

    For general information about the Rome Ostiense station, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/train-station/ostiense-train-station.html.

    Note: As we are the United States-based seller of European tickets for North American countries, we are only able to book actual wheelchair space for passengers on the 'Eurostar' (the high-speed trains that connect London and either Paris or Brussels) and the 'Thalys' (the high-speed trains that connect Paris with certain hubs in the Belgium and the Netherlands or Cologne).
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