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Venice to Florence.

by tucha Online Now Aug 31, 2011 at 3:58 AM

Hello to all

Could anyone teel me if there is any connection between these two cities by train, going in the morning and returning in the afternoon??

Site, time of the trains, anything?

Thank you in advance

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  • Redang's Profile Photo

    Re: Venice to Florence.

    by Redang Online Now Aug 31, 2011 at 4:03 AM

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    Re: Venice to Florence.

    by Donna_in_India Online Now Aug 31, 2011 at 4:47 AM

    Yes - check the site mentioned. You can take a fast (more expensive) train and arrive in 2 hours or a 3 hour train for a significant savings over the 2 hour train. Trains run frequently. Enjoy!

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  • Re: Venice to Florence.

    by jayhawk2000 Online Now Aug 31, 2011 at 5:19 AM

    Be sure to leave the train when it pulls into Firenze, I've heard of people not knowing that's what Italians call Florence and they pass right by on the train!

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    Re: Venice to Florence.

    by painterdave Online Now Aug 31, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    Hello,
    Lots of connections during the day, the fast trains are more expensive.
    When you arrive in the city, make your ticket, don't wait until you are ready to leave. The lines can be long at times.....
    The ticket seller will show you the different prices when you ask, so you can decide what is best.
    Good news... the train station in Venice is right on the canal. 100 steps.
    have fun

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    Re: Venice to Florence.

    by leics Online Now Aug 31, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    You need to get off the train at Firenze Santa Maria Novella station *not* any other Firenze station.

    Florence SMN is the main station, about 10 minutes walk from the Duomo. Other Florence stations are much further from the centre.

    My preferred link for finding all train times, details and fares for Italy is:

    trenitalia.com/homepage_en.h...

    You do not need to book your tickets in advance online. You can simply buy them from the ticket machines at Venice Santa Lucia station. Ticket machines have English language options and are easy to use. Some accept cards only (they will not work with unchipped cards), some accept cash as well (and give change). You can buy your ticket a day or so before you travel if you are concerned about getting a seat, although even reservation-only trains are rarely entirely full.

    Remember to validate (date-stamp) your ticket before boarding, using the yellow machines on the platform. There are on the spot fines for non-validation and guards do check.

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