How to Ride the Rails in Italy
From finding a route, to buying a ticket and validating it

If you're new to riding trains in Europe, this video may help you understand the Italian rail system.

The short video will show you the inside of a station, the departure board, and how to buy a simple ticket to ride (and more importantly, how to validate it).

Note: since this video was produced, the time a regional ticket is valid has been reduced and is no longer 1 month after purchase.

More Train Travel Resources

Reading the Departure Board - Here's an interactive "map" of the departure board seen in the movie. How to read it and determine which trains are arriving and departing.

Italy Train Map - Find the major routes trains take in Italy.

See our Torino to Trieste Rail Map to zoom into one of Italy's mose compelling train routes for tourists.

Italy by Train - How and when to buy point-to-point rail tickets and when you might need a rail pass.

Other Italian Travel Videos

See James Martin Travel Videos.