Hola all, Love this website..
However, I am having difficulties in finding a good way for going from florence to MArseille on the 12-13 august... I have a bike to carry as well and I was wondering if there is a way to know on this website the services that the trains offer. ..
I was thinking of going to milan first and look from then, but does anybody know any better way ?
Many thanks! Francesco
We're so pleased that you like the site! But it's a tricky question you've asked. Journeys from Florence and Rome to the South of France are notoriously complicated and time-consuming. There used to be a ferry from Livorno to Toulon which would have been perfect for you, but sadly it's been discontinued. :(
I have a suggestion for a route you could take, but currently Loco2 doesn't have any reliable way to offer bicycle reservations at the moment so you may like to buy your tickets somewhere else if you are able to find a way to reserve these in advance. Also, your suggestion of going from Florence to Milan, then Milan to Marseille (via Ventimiglia-Nice) is good and takes only a little longer and has one less change so may be preferable.
Route suggestion: Florence-La Spezia-Genoa-Ventimiglia-Nice-Marseille Duration: approx. 14 hours Price estimate: £70
Genoa to Marseille
This is possible by splitting the journey into parts. At the moment we can only offer journeys with a couple of changes (we are limited by the rail booking system that our website relies on) but you if you select the separate parts you can place them in your basket and buy them in one at the end.
I checked on Deutsche Bahn where you can search for trains that allow bicycle reservations. When you go to the homepage select 'show further search options' then select carriage of bicycles.
Trenitalia also indicate which services allow carriage of bikes, but it can be tricky to find the little bicycle icon so I prefer Deutsche Bahn. I'd also recommend reading the Man in Seat61's advice for taking your bike on the train in Italy
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