Trenitalia issued new rules for Italian Train Tickets
Big news for Trenitalia local train tickets. Until now it was possible to buy today a ticket that could be have been used within two months. It is no longer like this.
Trenitalia has launched the "I say stop to evasion" campaign. This means that now, when buying a local train ticket, over the counter or issued by a vending machine, you will be asked the date when you will be traveling! This is such a big deal! The ticket will be valid only until 23:59 of the selected date.
When do you want to travel? Until now, the ticket was valid for six hours from the time of the validation. Now the validity is reduced to just four hours. Obviously if the traveler is still on the train at the expiration of the validity, he/she can still reach the final destination, without intermediate stops.
The validation is mandatory for regional and interregional Trenitalia train tickets These innovations are such only to people used to "physical" card, issued by the ticket offices or from machines. Those who usually buy tickets via the website www.trenitalia.com or via Trenitalia app knows they have to be sure about the date and the time they will be traveling
Expect the unexpected. Will you loose money if you can't travel on THAT day? We can buy tickets for the wrong date or we might have to change our travel plans. What happens then? You will lose the money?
Yes, you can change your travel plans without loosing money! Trenitalia reassures. You can modify your ticket, without having to buy a new one, but for ONE TIME only.
- You can do it for free in one of the 2,500 ticket offices or at self-service machines in the train stations. The machines will issue a reminder that will always have to be together with the original ticket.
- At SISALPAY, LisPaga di Lottomatica and SIR Tabaccai points of sale, you will have to pay 50 eurocents, and even here it will be issued a reminder that will always have to be together with the original ticket.
- At travel agencies, the increase may be different, it is at the discretion of the agency.
The itinerary change and a ticket refund in case of cancellation must be always made before 23.59 on the day before the date shown on the ticket.