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Hi I am planning catching train from Milano to Rovereto for my nephew wedding and need to change trains at Verona. Is 10 minutes between trains enough time considering we will have luggage? Thanks in advance for your help. Karen.
if first train is on time or second train wait your first one as it often happens in Italy, 10 minutes are enough at Verona Station and you got already your ticket
It is probably cutting it a bit fine but doable, see if you can find out which platforms your trains are arriving & departing from with a bit of luck they will be next to each other.
Be up & waiting at the door with your luggage ready to exit the train before it gets into the station
Italian trains leave the platform without any warning or annoucements. So just hop on the train at the first carriage that you come to & make your way through the train to find your seat
good luck & hope you have a wonderful trip
I use trains in Italy (and elsewhere in Europe) a lot. If the connection is given on the official Italian railway website:
then it most certainly is do-able. European railway websites are set by default to give connecting times which are perfectly feasible.
As cgf says, 10 minutes to change trains is ample as long as you already have your ticket (which you will) and is certainly not cutting it fine. Verona is not a huge station and platforms are well-signed (electronically).
Just make sure that you have gathered your belongings together as the train slows to go into Verona, so that you are ready to get off and find your next platform.
I usually do not even try to catch a 10 minutes connection, specially if I must reserve the seat on the second train(changing is often a problem), awfully delays are common.
I usually do not consider a 10 minutes connection, specially if I must book and pay the seat on the second train(ex. eurostars) as changing can be a problem and anyway takes time. Delays are common awfully. So my suggestion is: try to catch the connection only if the second train is a regionale or intercity which means you do not have to bok the seat,