Buying a ticket with TrenItalia

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  1. says:

    As with all Trenitalia’s long-distance trains, tickets always include a seat reservation – in other words, you can’t just turn up and hop on, you need to buy a ticket which will include a seat reservation for a specific train, but you can do this right up until departure using the self-service machines or at the ticket office.

  2. says:

    Trenitalia E-Ticket Bimbi Gratis Fare One child under the age of 15 travels for free, while up to four accompanying adults pay the base fare.

  3. Adam says:

    Thanks so much for this article, very helpful! The one question I still had is if I’m trying to book a Posto Doppio Compart. Intero for my girlfriend and I, do we both have to select that option under the “Service” dropdown? Does the system know that if we are booking together, with that same option, that it means we want to be in the same compartment, rather than 2 separate compartments?

    • AndyBrabin says:

      Adam – glad you are finding the blog useful! Book both tickets on the same booking and select Posto Doppio Compart. Interno for both. One quick check that you are in same compartment is to look at the seats (beds) that have been allocated you should have one lower bed and one upper bed… lower beds will be number x1 and upper x5 (in same compartment eg. Coach 7 seat 41 & 45) OR lower x2 upper x6 (in same compartment eg. Coach 7 seat 32 & 36)

      • Adam says:

        Hey Andy – Thanks so much for the clarification! I was able to successfully replicate this when going to book. I selected the same option for both, and when checking the seat selections, I had 51 and 55 in the same Coach # as you stated. This worked perfectly. Thanks!

  4. Chris says:

    Thank you so much for the clear explanation. This has really helped me. I hope that Trenitalia link to this page to help us novice Italian speaking Brits. I am going to embarking on a mammoth round trip from the UK to Malta by train and ferry taking in Paris, Venice, Rome, Catania, Malta then back via Florence and Milan. As I will be a solo female traveller, I am taking the expensive option of single sleeper compartments but am really looking forward to the experience. I should add that I used the Thello site to book the legs from and to Paris. In my experience, their site was really easy to navigate. Disappointed with Italiarail because they only allow booking for posto doppio as a minimum occupancy and when I received my ticket, it had me listed as male! I have asked them to change it but they can’t. Their site says ” you can’t choose your seat…..yet”. Sorry, in my view, not good enough so I’m taking the hit and getting a refund for the initial sleeper booking I made to Sicily. But thanks for your really helpful information! Ciao e molto grazie!

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