Important Phrases in Italian for Train Travel

It is common knowledge that the best thing to know while traveling abroad is the native language. To help you with navigating the railways, we've listed the top ten most important Italian phrases to use at the train station or on the train. We've also included audio versions so you can practice them before or during your trip. We recommend memorizing these phrases as a good starting point towards making your travel experience easier and more enjoyable.

train - treno (/ˈtrɛno/)
What platform is my train leaving from?
DA QUALE BINARIO PARTE IL MIO TRENO?
"Dah kwah-lay bee-nah-ree-oh pahr-tay eel mee-oh treh-noh"

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ticket - biglietto (/biʎˈʎetto/)
Where should I get my ticket validated?
DOVE SI CONVALIDA IL BIGLIETTO?
"Doh-vay see kuhn-vah-lee-dah eel beel-yeh-toh"

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train station - stazione (/statˈtsjone/)
Where is the main train station?
DOV'È LA STAZIONE CENTRALE?
"Doh-vay lah stah-zee-oh-neh sen-trah-lay"

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restroom - bagni (/baɲˈɲi/)
Where are the restrooms?
DOVE SONO I BAGNI?
"Doh-vay soh-noh ee bahn-yee"

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baggage check/left luggage - deposito bagagli (/deˈpɔzito baˈgaʎʎ/)
Where is the baggage check area?
DOV'È IL DEPOSITO BAGAGLI?
"Doh-vay eel deh-pah-zee-toh bah-gahl-yee"

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arrival/departure - orari di arrivo/partenza dei treni (/oˈrari di arˈrivo/ - /parˈtɛntsa 'dei treˈni/)
How can I find out about train arrival and departure times?
DOVE TROVO LE INFORMAZIONI SUGLI ORARI DI ARRIVO E PARTENZA DEI TRENI?
"Doh-vay trah-voh leh in-fohr-maht-zee-oh-nee sool-yee oh-rah-ree dee ah-ree-voh ee pahr-tehn-zuh day tren-ee"

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customer service/information area - l’assistenza clienti/l’ufficio informazioni (/l'assisˈtɛntsa kliˈɛnti/ - /l'ufˈfitʃo informatˈtsjoni/)
Where is the customer service/information area?
DOV'È L'ASSISTENZA CLIENTI? / DOV'È L'UFFICIO INFORMAZIONI?
"Doh-vay lah-sis-ten-zuh klee-en-tee" / "Doh-vay loo-fih-tchoh in-fohr-maht-zee-oh-nee"

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express train - treno espresso (/ˈtrɛno esˈprɛsso/)
Is my train an express train?
(IL MIO) È UN TRENO ESPRESSO?
"Eel mee-oh eh oon treh-noh eh-spreh-soh"

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dining car - la carrozza or ristorante (/la karˈrɔttsa/ - /ristoˈrante/)
Where is the dining car?
DOV'È LA CARROZZA / IL VAGONE RISTORANTE
"Doh-vay leh cuh-roh-tzah" / "Eel vah-goh-neh ree-stuh-rahn-teh"

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self-serve ticket kiosk - biglietteria automatica (/biʎʎetteˈria autoˈmatika/)
Where is the closest self-serve ticket kiosk?
DOV'È LA BIGLIETTERIA AUTOMATICA PIÙ VICINA?
"Doh-vay leh bil-yee-eh-tee-ree-uh ow-toh-ma-tee-cah pyoo vee-chee-nah"

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