One thing I like about Europe is easy to get around there by train. It is so convenient to hop a train, and the next thing you know you've arrived the other country. Same thing when you go to any regional city in Italy it is very easy to reach by train.
The journey via train takes us about 2hours from Roma termini station to Orvieto. It does make stops at the other city termini stations before arriving Orvieto.
Just across the street of Orvieto station there is a Funicolare station to bring you up the hills town. We purchased our ticket here cost us around 1,00euro p/p one way. The ticket again needs to be validate in one of the machines here, that ticket is also valid to use on a bus ride in the town.
Travel Period: November 2012