Waiting has a major benefit: If you buy a ticket online, you then have to be on that exact same train — if you’re late or miss it, you have to change your reservation online.
That can be a hassle, so if you can’t be quite sure when you’ll make the train, sometimes it’s best to wait.
That said, if you book in advance, you can change your ticket if you miss the train.
For the “base” tickets, which are cheapest, you can change your reservation only one time, and it has to be done within the hour after the booked train has departed; you can do it either online, at an agency or at the station, and you have to pay the extra amount if the new train is pricier (you can also get money back if it’s cheaper, but, as to be expected, that procedure is a little trickier).
Finally, there’s the regional train, which takes 2 hours 34 minutes and costs only €10.50 (one class only). But because the Eurostar and Frecciabianca/argento/rossa trains tend to be not only faster, but more comfortable and cleaner, if we’ve got a little cash to spare, they’re our transport of choice.
That’s especially true when there are discounts on those trains — as there often are.
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Similarly, instead of “Naples,” it’ll often say “Na C.le,” short for “Napoli Centrale.”Sometimes, you might notice that one train station name at the top will be black, followed by a number of others in red.How can you actually book one of these promotional fares?When you get to the page with all the train options and times, select the one you’d like to take, then click “Continue.” Your various options, like a “base” or “flexible” ticket, will show up – along with any promotional fares, like the Bimbi Gratis offer, if they’re available.You’ll notice clear differences under “length of journey,” with some (more expensive) trains being much faster than the other trains.You can also look at “train category.” The “Frecciarossa,” “Frecciargento” and “Frecciabianca” trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 200-250km/hr. These are also the most expensive trains, and they connect only Italy’s most major cities.Check them out over at and no matter where you go, don’t forget to travel slow and #takewalks. We’ve got a secret: The best way to get around Italy is by train.