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Train tickets - coach and seat?

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Train tickets - coach and seat?

I am trying to buy train tickets before we leave for Italy on the

Trenitalia.com website. It is a Eurostar train, so seats are

assigned. The website asks: "Enter the carriage and seat number

beside which you wish to travel here:"

I don't have any idea about coach numbers or seat numbers, and the

selection is not a drop down type box. I have to type in the

information. Any help?

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1. Re: Train tickets - coach and seat?

That applies if you wish to travel next to someone else who has already reserved. If that is not the case, forget it, it's just an optional thing.

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2. Re: Train tickets - coach and seat?

This is a pdf of the seating chart. When you know the number of the train, you con find which train it is, for example, all 9400's trains are the 500 trains. You can input the seat number and then window or corridor so you can get those two seats, but sometimes it assigns whatever it wants. Then you have to go to your cart and delete that purchase and keep trying until you get the seats you want or settle for what they offer you.


Good luck on trenitalia.com. They denied every single credit card I tried to buy with, including debit cards. I had called all my credit cards and none of them showed any denials or blocks. So the problem is their website. If you try more than three times, they block your account. Even though they say they will reinstate it in 24 hrs if you request it, they dont, it took 4 days to have mine reinstated after two requests. I finally gave up and got my tickets somewhere else.

3. Re: Train tickets - coach and seat?

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