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Couchette on Sicily- Otaly sleeper, for solo use only?

  • 28 June 2022
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I just read that Italy has extended it's covid mask rules: still need to wear a mask until late September. On the forum I also read that this means that sleeper/couchette is for solo use only and that it's cheaper to book last minute in trenitalia than through Interail.  (On OBB no availability for the dates I'm looking at)

 

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Current price siracuse-rome 43€ for couchette on Interail (July)..

-> are couchettes shared again then? Meaning masks on while asleep?

 

If not, seems like a great deal, 43 for a private couchette. Vs high cost of private sleeper

 

 

 

 

 

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Best answer by rvdborgt 6 July 2022, 12:30

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43€ won't be for a private couchette but rather a shared one.

You can also book it for €41 at an NMBS ticket office that can do international reservations.

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I see, so this means that, although Italy extended masks on trains until late September, couchettes 'can' be shared again? 

Which Would mean sleeping with a mask on

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Unconfirmed-I think I´ve read  a few weeks ago (I think some date in june-when all rules were relaxed) that this was also scrapped-but I guess dear Angelo knows more, as he is ITaliano.

43€ is quite pricey though for a couchette-bunk-even SNCF charges exactly half-21,50.

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I have no idea how it works with shared couchettes and with the masks. But what I know that Interrail reservation for Italian Nighttrains costs often more than super economy tickets of Trenitalia for the same service for couchettes. 

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43€ is quite pricey though for a couchette-bunk-even SNCF charges exactly half-21,50.

SNCF charge 21.50 for a C6 but 1st class + 21.50 for a C4.

Trenitalia charge 41.00 for a C4. Interrail add 2€ booking fee. They don't sell C6 yet. I guess still a COVID measure. Or don't they have C6 couchettes anymore?

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