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Old 29.03.2011, 19:42
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Train cost - Zurich to Venice?

Hi there,

I have been trying to find out how much the train costs, return from Zurich to Venice, but to no avail! My first attempt with SBB ended in them politely apologising that the information was not available at that time. Today I was able to order the price information but that the email reply would take up to 48 hours! Has anyone done this trip and have a vague idea of the cost? I only really need a ball park figure as I want to know how much cheaper it is than the general cost of flying at 500chf! I plan to travel in June during the day, not on a night train, if that helps?

Thanking all you very helpful EF peeps in advance!
Amanda
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Old 29.03.2011, 20:04
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Hi there,

I have been trying to find out how much the train costs, return from Zurich to Venice, but to no avail! My first attempt with SBB ended in them politely apologising that the information was not available at that time. Today I was able to order the price information but that the email reply would take up to 48 hours! Has anyone done this trip and have a vague idea of the cost? I only really need a ball park figure as I want to know how much cheaper it is than the general cost of flying at 500chf! I plan to travel in June during the day, not on a night train, if that helps?

Thanking all you very helpful EF peeps in advance!
Amanda
We just took this trip..

My best advise is to do the following:

Take SBB from Zurich to Milan ... 50CHF Return
http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/reiselust/e...en/mailand.htm

Then take the Itallian Train from Milan to Venice... About 50EUR Return
http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html

PM me if you would like more info...
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Old 29.03.2011, 20:14
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Re: Train cost - Zurich to Venice?

Yes that is the best way. Or you can go to any SBB Reisebüro: the Italian prices are not online.

But you might want to reserve seats in the summer.

If you have an Italian rail ticket you need to push the ticket into the canceling machine at the station before you board the train, otherwise you can be fined.
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Re: Train cost - Zurich to Venice?

I go there often by train and I usually do as suggested above:

SBB ticket to Milan
Trenitalia ticket MI-VE (to be stamped before jumping on the train)

If you have to go further to another destination in Italy that is not a main city, the trenitalia one is the only reasonable option (sbb charges more on some secondary routes).

You may want to consider the SBB for the whole journey if you are not yet sure about which train to take, so that you can get easily reimboursed.

And remember that the train tickets in Italy are for a specific train only, not for the route like in Switzerland, so you have to choose at what time you want to travel before buying the ticket.

Enjoy!
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