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Regional Ticket Machine in Venice Mestre Railroad Station

ABOVE: Self-service regional ticket machines in the Venezia Mestre station. TOP INSET PHOTO: Tickets from regional machines are smaller than standard Italian railroad tickets (which look like airline boarding passes).

Update: In the past few years, Italian railroad stations have been replacing these old regional ticket machines with newer ticket machines. (In Venice's Santa Lucia Railroad Station, for example, you'll now buy your regional tickets from the modern Trenitalia ticket machines that accept credit cards.)

Italian regional train ticketIn larger Italian railroad stations, you'll normally find two types of ticket machines:

Regional ticket machine in ItalyIn an article at Rome for Visitors, we discuss how to buy tickets with Trenitalia "biglietto veloce" machines. Here, we'll describe the regional "biglietti self service" machines, which are simpler to use and are more convenient if you're just catching a train between Venice and a city or town nearby:


Trenitalia Biglietti Veloce ticket machineIf you're traveling to a mainland town such as Treviso or Vicenza and you want to know which trains will take you there, look for a Trenitalia "biglietto veloce" machine--even if you've already purchased your ticket. Go through the preliminary steps of buying a ticket, entering your destination and desired date-and-time range at the prompts. The machine will display departure times, train numbers, and other useful information that you can write down to help you find the right departure platform.

Ticket stamping machine in ItalyBefore boarding the train, validate your ticket at a yellow stamping machine on or near the station platform. This is very important, because your ticket isn't valid unless it's stamped.

Also see:
Venezia Mestre Railroad Station
Mestre to Venice by Train
Venezia Santa Lucia Railroad Station

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