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trains from Aosta to Genoa

Missoula
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trains from Aosta to Genoa

How far in advance do we need to buy train tickets to get from Aosta to Genoa?

Carol and Dave

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1. Re: trains from Aosta to Genoa

You could buy as little as 10 minutes before departure for most trains on most days.

If your plans are firm, you can make savings with inflexible Economy or Super Economy tickets. These go on sale 120 days before travel, and the cheapest tickets can sell out quickly. See www.lefrecce.it

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2. Re: trains from Aosta to Genoa

Almost all connections for the long slow journey from Aosta to Genoa are entirely by Regional trains, which have no seat reservations so can never sell out. Buy tickets for these in Italy, in which case a ticket from Aosta to Genoa is OK for two months, It must be validated (time and date-stamped) before boarding your first train, after which it is valid for 24 hours on any Regional trains along the route as the distance is over 200 km. There are no advance reductions on Regional trains. See http://www.fsitaliane.it/homepage_en.html for times.

The exceptions are those connections which utilise the twice daily Intercity (IC) trains from Turin to Genoa, which leave Turin at 11.05 and 18.05. If you buy a ticket for these connections (8,37 and 15.24 from Aosta) you will be given a Regional ticket to Torino Porta Nuova, and a ticket with a reserved seat valid only on a specific train and date from Turin to Genoa. You could book the Intercity trains separately on www.lefrecce.it from Torino Porta Nuova to either Genova Piazza Principe or Genova Brignole and get advance reductions - but do not miss your booked train!

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3. Re: trains from Aosta to Genoa

Many thanks. You've set our minds at ease--sort of. The long ride da Aosta a Genoa sounds OK. We'll have just spent 3 days in Cogne and will be ready for a rest. From Genoa, we have to get to Cornigia in the Cinque Terre but I understand there are a lot of trains serving the 5 cities. Again, thanks for your quick and very helpful response.

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4. Re: trains from Aosta to Genoa

If you are going to Corniglia, you must look up connections from Aosta to Corniglia on http://www.fsitaliane.it/homepage_en.html

With connections using an InterCity train from Turin, you change trains at Sestri Levante not Genoa.

And on some connections by Regional trains, you also do not change trains in Genoa, but use direct trains to Corniglia from Alessandria or from Torino Porta Nuova.

And when you do change in Genoa, do not leap out at Genova Piazza Principe - the change required is at Genova Brignole.

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5. Re: trains from Aosta to Genoa

There may be lots of trains serving the Cinque Terre, but not to every station - and Corniglia and Manarola have the fewest trains!

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6. Re: trains from Aosta to Genoa

You don't say what time of year you are going to do this, but there are direct buses from Aosta to Genoa in summer (July-Aug.) and during the ski season.

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