Trenitalia Ticket Machines
How to buy a train ticket in Italy
In busy stations like Termini in Rome or Santa Lucia in Venice, it's often quicker to buy railroad tickets from Trenitalia vending machines than at crowded Biglietteria counters. The machines are multilingual, they're fairly easy to use, and you can pay for your ticket with banknotes, coins, or a credit card.
In the following pages, we'll take you through the steps of buying a ticket from a touch-screen Biglietto Veloce or "Fast Ticket" machine. The process is simpler than it looks, so don't be intimidated by the number of screens involved.
In larger stations, you may see two different types of Biglietto Veloce machines: two-tone green machines like the one in the photo above, and boxier white machines with red stripes (shown at left).
The two devices work in the same way once you get past the opening screen, which offers a choice of six languages on the green machines but only two languages (Italian and English) on the boxier white-and-red machines.
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