Validating train tickets in France & Italy

Validating train tickets in Italy and France is sometimes necessary if you have a collect-at-station ticket. If you don't validate your ticket you could be fined. Ticket validation machines are at the entrance to the platform areas or on the platform itself.

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How to validate French train tickets

You must validate all French train tickets (except print-at-home and mobile tickets) before boarding the train. There are small yellow “compost”, or “automat”, machines marked  Compostez votre billet

Simply present your ticket into the slot and wait for the machine to stamp them; the date and validation code will appear on the reverse of the ticket. 

How to validate Italian train tickets

You must validate Italian train tickets (except print-at-home or "paperless" reservations) before boarding the train. 

There are small yellow or green machines at the entrance to each platform marked Convalida il tuo biglietto. Simply present your ticket into the slot and wait for the machine to stamp them; the date and validation code will appear on the reverse of the ticket.  

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