Italian train passes make no sense - Jo-Ann Carson

Italian train passes make no sense


I wasted a couple hours today researching train fares in Italy.
I’m a “bundle” kinda gal That is to say, if I’m buying more than one item from a business I expect a discount. Nah uh. It doesn’t work with trains, or at least trains in Italy.
I turned my research notes upside down and tried looking at the figures with crossed eyes, but I can’t get the numbers to work. It’s cheaper to buy individual train tickets from machines at the station than to buy a train pass. In addition to it being simply less money for the fares, we’ll be saving additional booking fees. I keep reworking the numbers, but the bottom line is it’s much cheaper to not buy a pass.
So why do they have passes?
It’s a mystery to me.


0 Replies to “Italian train passes make no sense”

    1. Hi Judy
      I looked up both, and luckily I then went and checked my guide books. They told me to tally up the individual fares and compare. Honestly the individual tickets win out. It’s ridiculous. And if I got a pass I’d have to pay reserve a seat each time and pay another 10 Euro or so to do that. I don’t get it.
      Aren’t you lucky you’re driving.
      Best
      Jo-Ann

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