A new train ticket promotion by Trenitalia: Plus 3 & Plus 5
Trenitalia, Italy’s main train service provider, has launched two new, interesting rail passes for tourists wanting to get off the beaten path through public transportation when visiting the Bel Paese.
Dubbed Plus3 and Plus5, the promotion will offer, respectively, 3 or 5 consecutive days of train traveling starting from the day the journey actually begins, allowing holders to make an unlimited number of second-class trips on all Trenitalia regional (labelled R, followed by the code of the train), fast regional (labelled RV, again followed by the code of the train) and metropolitan trains, regardless of the origin and destination of the journey itself.
The Plus3 and Plus5 will prove extremely useful for those travelers visiting parts of Italy not yet served by an Intercity or a Frecciarossa (high-speed) service – many of our suggested day trip destinations are reachable through a regional train service only: Tivoli, the castle at Santa Severa, Lake Bracciano, just to name a few!
Even destinations further away from Rome can be explored by making the most of the regional train service – Modena or Ferrara from Bologna, Siena from Firenze, Vicenza from Verona along with many smaller destinations all over Italy.
How much do the Plus3 and Plus5 cost?
The price of the promotion is what makes it especially interesting.
- PLUS 3 (3 consecutive days from the chosen date):
Adults pay 40€ each
Children between the ages of 4 and 11 years old pay 20€ each.
- PLUS 5 (5 consecutive days from the chosen date):
Adults pay 60€ each
Children between the ages of 4 and 11 years old pay 30€ each.
And children under 4 years of age travel for free, obviously!
These newest passes promote a more relaxed pace during one’s holiday, and are an actual lifesaver, with great value for money for those who would like to use more trains but are tempted by the idea of renting a car (hint: read about the price of gas or the ZTLs first!).