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“Not so passenger-friendly”
Review of Stazione Termini

Stazione Termini
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Pompeii Express Tour from Rome by High-Speed Train
Ranked #199 of 1,514 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Jerusalem, Israel
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“Not so passenger-friendly”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

The station lacks benches to sit, the signs are pretty confusing and be careful with the validation of Leonardo Express tickets. When you buy them you're not advised to do so, the validation machines are not clearly visible at platform. Immediately after the departure pretty young girl wearing Trenitalia uniform will pass along the carriages and fine you (in our case - almost everyone travelling to airport) additional 5 Euro for having not doing it. She'll issue invoice for each one of you, even if you're travelling together (appx. five minutes per passenger) and will not disclose to you where the validating machines are. Obviously, they want you to pay 5 euro next time too.

Visited October 2013
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The station is ok, I had issues finding the Leonardo Express but overall information is pretty complete. Beware with ticket validation, fines are outrageous!
There were many shops to buy food, but none to actually sit! Not at least in the ground floor. That I found quite annoying.

Visited August 2013
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“Nothing special”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

there's no need to schedule a trip to Termini station! unless you are traveling to other part of Europe by train!!! watch your wallet... service is pretty slow!

Visited July 2013
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“put wallets and back packs in front”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

i went into metro,a pickpocket put his hand in my pocket.I was lucky that my jeans had dual pocket,from then later on i kept my wallet and backpack in front.after 2 days i was at station to catch my train to pisa,and a young lad n his 18 with torn jeans comes to me and ask,sir where are you going,i said cant you read as the platform had the destination of the train coming,then he started asking which corryza,and if i can show him my ticket.i knew this guy was upto something so i refused confidently and asked him to mind his own business.Later i found him going to 3 more guys like him and chit chating and havng a look at everybody.so people beaware of such people and always be alert

Visited October 2013
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“Confusing & Rude”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Beware of the train from Roma Termini to the Fiumicino Airport. Not only is it overpriced at $14 Euro for a 20 minute ride, but you also risk getting a hefty fine from the train staff of $50 Euro if your ticket is not "validated" prior to entering the train. After a two week vacation we bought our tickets from the counter and ran to catch the train leaving for Fiumicino airport. The conductor saw us running and held the door open for us. After the doors shut and the train started moving he asked for our tickets, which we promptly gave to him. He proceeded to rudely tell us that they needed validation and proceeded to write us tickets. We showed him our receipt dated 4 minutes prior, but he could have cared less. In our two weeks traveling through Italy we never had any issues with the train system and never had to have tickets "validated". THIS SYSTEM IS A SCAM!!!! They prey on unwary travelers and have no clearly marked systems on the platform for validation. This experience, combined with the typical scam artists, thieves and trash around the station almost ruined an otherwise perfect vacation. If you can avoid Roma Termini, and TAKE A TAXI, do it!!!

Visited October 2013
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