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Night train to Vienna?!

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Night train to Vienna?!

Hi, Is there a direct night train from Florence to Vienna? I thought there was..., but I was just in http://www.italiarail.com/ and got nothing... I am leaving on 18 May... Anyway, do you buy this type of ticket in advance or you get them right before departure? Please help. Thanks in advance,

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1. Re: Night train to Vienna?!

ItaliaRail is not the web site of the Italian railways. It is an agency that does not list all the trains.

If you go to the actual Italian railways site - www.trenitalia.com/homepage_en.html - you will see these trains. However, it is unlikely you will be able to book through this web site, as it is renowned for not accepting Australian credit cards. Buy the tickets as soon as you get to Italy.

Edited: 4:47 am, March 26, 2010
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2. Re: Night train to Vienna?!

Cool. No wonder. Do you know if I can lock my luggages for `6-place couchette'? Thanks,

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3. Re: Night train to Vienna?!

Have a look on the Train Travel Forum, someone on there may know.

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4. Re: Night train to Vienna?!

I used to travel by couchette with some frequency.

I never knew of a way to lock baggage.

I also never had anything stolen and never knew anybody else who had anything stolen.

I also don't remember sleeping all that much in a couchette.

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5. Re: Night train to Vienna?!

Thanks. So, in your opinion do you think that 20 EUR is worth spending? Perhaps I should consider next one up?

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6. Re: Night train to Vienna?!

to 'Keenvisitor': You mention a train travel forum - where is it please?

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7. Re: Night train to Vienna?!

That is an 11 hour trip. You can go to Rail Europe and check which train goes there. Rail Europe can be more or less expensive at times. So, check the pricing.

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8. Re: Night train to Vienna?!

Mrs Teapot - tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g1-i12483-Train_Tr…

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9. Re: Night train to Vienna?!

Mrs T - or just look on the forums home page.

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10. Re: Night train to Vienna?!

OK. I end up going with C6 Couchettes, hopefully that works out well :)

Question, I need to pick up the ticket via "Self Service"...

How / when / where do I do that?

I am leaving from Firenze S. M. Novella - which I assume is the main train station in Florence... and I will be in Florence a couple days prior to my departure...

Thanks,