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train travel from paris to arezzo

chandler
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train travel from paris to arezzo

suggestions on type of eurail pass - routing, etc. Never been on a train in europe and am nervous at the train changes. HELP

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1. Re: train travel from paris to arezzo

Any pass will cost more than ordinary point-to-point tickets.

Paris to Arezzo is more than 1200 km. It is too far to go reasonably by train. You would do best to take a cheap flight with easyJet from Paris to Pisa, probably costing under €100. You can then take a train from Pisa airport to Arezzo, changing trains to Florence.

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2. Re: train travel from paris to arezzo

I had thought about a pass because we were going to take a train from Arezzo to Milan to catch a flight back to the states. We'll be in Europe for three weeks w/just a carryon but, was afraid of the baggage charges for the luggage on the Ryan and Easyjet flights. We thought the train ride might pick up some pretty scenery so, killing two birds with one stone but, I'm open for your advice and expertise

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3. Re: train travel from paris to arezzo

Train passes are no longer good value. All the faster trains in France and Italy now require seat reservations that are not included in the price of a pass. And I think that France is no longer allowing passes to be sold for travel there.

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4. Re: train travel from paris to arezzo

Night trains from France to Italy do not accept passes at all. France is included in Eurail's Select, Regional and Global pass coverage. Reservations on day trains from Paris to Arezzo will cost around €30 each with a pass, and another €10 back to Milan.

A pass is hopelessly uneconomic for the journeys you wish to do. Buy point-to-point tickets. Paris-Florence on the night train, or Paris-Turin (or Milan), Turin (or Milan)-Florence on day trains. Florence-Arezzo doesn't need buying in advance. Use the train operator's websites https://www.thello.com/ http://www.tgv-europe.com/en/ (giving your country as Antarctic not USA) and http://www.trenitalia.com/homepage_en.html

EasyJet's luggage charges for hold baggage up to 20 Kg are €14 for Paris-Pisa, plus a free unlimited weight carry-on. Much more than this and you'll have difficulty handling all your baggage on trains. If flying, consider also Vueling from Paris to Florence.

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5. Re: train travel from paris to arezzo

Vickie, if you haven'e bought the pass...don't. They are just not worth it. Fly Vueling or Easyjet.

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6. Re: train travel from paris to arezzo

Thanks for all of the information. I'm going to check things out as you outlined and make a determination. It sounds like air travel will be the better option. Any other bits of wisdom would be welcomed. We're pretty comfortable in Paris as we've been there several times but, we have only ventured to Rome and south in Italy so are on new stomping grounds. Thanks for your input

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