Italian trains: Frecciarossa

Frecciarossa, high speed trains serving all main cities like Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, and Naples.

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Italian trains: Frecciarossa network

The high speed train, called Frecciarossa (red arrow), serves major cities in Italy. Frecciarossa is operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company of Italy. Travelling at a maximum speed of 360 km/h, the Frecciarossa stops at Torino, Milan, Rome and Salerno to name but a few cities. The high speed train is modern and safe, making it a popular in Italy. Every year millions of passengers use the Frecciarossa.

Popular journeys and travel durations

Main destinations for the Frecciarossa include Rome, Naples, Milan and Florence.

Here’s an idea of the duration times
JourneyTravel time
Rome – Naples1h 10
Milan – Florence1h 45
Rome – Milan2h 55
Milan – Bologna1h 05
Milan – Naples4h 10
Venise - Rome3h 16
Florence – Rome1h 35

Venice Rome 03:20 € 80
Milan Rome 02:55 € 76
Florence Rome 01:20 € 43
Milan Venice 02:10 € 38
Venice Florence 01:53 € 45
Florence Milan 01:58 € 50
Rome Pisa 02:30 € 46
Rome Naples 01:08 € 38
Milan Pisa 04:00 € 43
Naples Venice 05:05 € 101
Milan Naples 04:15 € 95
Rome Verona 02:50 € 74
Venice Verona 00:53 € 23
Naples Florence 02:31 € 68
Verona Milan 01:15 € 22
Rome Genoa 04:15 € 61
Milan Genoa 01:30 € 26
Rome Bologna 01:55 € 56
Rome Turin 04:05 € 76
Rome La Spezia 03:13 € 54
Bologna Venice 01:11 € 26
Milan Bologna 01:00 € 33
Turin Venice 04:18 € 56
Turin Milan 01:00 € 26
Milan La Spezia 03:08 € 35
Bologna Florence 00:35 € 24

Booking & Ticket delivery

Booking :
  • Italian trains: Frecciarossa tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Ticket delivery option(s) :

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Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

More details

Looking for a weekend getaway in Italy? Trenitalia will offer you the most convenient railway network in the country. The company is the primary operator of trains within Italy, including Sicily and Sardinia.


Experience the service

Before you board

Railway stations are situated in the heart of the cities, with good connections with other public transport. If you have a Business ticket, you will be welcomed by the railway staff at the platform.

There is no check-in prior to boarding Italian high speed trains operated by Trenitalia. However we recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before departure at the station. There are ticket controls on board the Italian high speed trains.


Classes and facilities offered by Frecciarossa
First class First class Second class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket.BusinessPremiumStandard
Newspapers and magazines Grab your free international/local newspaper or magazine and enjoy the ride.
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Welcome drink Nothing more refreshing than being welcomed by a drink from the friendly staff.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Trolley service Catering by the trolley service is offered directly at seat.
Air conditioned carriages Makes it bliss when travelling during the summer period.
WiFi Internet Enjoy the freedom to read your emails, surf and listen to online music thanks to the wireless internet on board.

More details

Trenitalia Frecce trains offer you the most comfortable on-board experience you could expect from a high-speed train. Soundproof carriages and ergonomic chairs will be welcoming you in every service offered by the primary operator of trains in Italy.


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    Reviews & ratings

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    "Very Pleasant Experience"

      Jessica c. 
    The trains were clean and the seat very comfortable. enough space for luggage storage and leg space. overall it was a very pleasant experience    Value for money  Convenience

    "Nice trip in spite of the port"

      Ihab Hassan A. Fattah i.  21/08/2014
    The train,the station, and the conductor were excellent. The porter in Roma termini was a crock and he asked for 20€ to carry my bags to the train.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Poor service"

      Fayez m.  20/08/2014
    I booked for first class seats where the service and feedback was less than our expectations...    Value for money  Convenience

    "Great ride,"

      Lucy g.  20/08/2014
    It was a wonderful ride on the train. It was clean and very comfortable. The train left and got in on time.    Value for money  Convenience

    "high speed train"

      Shirly w.  18/08/2014
    The train is clean    Value for money  Convenience

    "First Class Train trip"

      Linda t.  15/08/2014
    Booked this from Venice to Munich. First class was not that much more expensive. It would have been perfect if a meal or something was included.    Value for money  Convenience


      Harald j.  13/08/2014
    The tickets and train worked very well. We have pre-reserved seats in 1st class. We were four persons and only two were seated together.    Value for money  Convenience


      Ahmed a.  13/08/2014
    My family really enjoyed the ride.    Value for money  Convenience

    "below expectation"

      Daniel h.  11/08/2014
    The seat can't be adjusted (at advertisement it said can be adjusted), the snack is poor for business/first class (only biscuit). I don't know what's the difference between 1st and 2nd class, because as i saw it was same.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Good experience!"

      Kwok Ching t.  10/08/2014
    Thanks for the helpful crews help us to settle the seats arrangement. Punctual and good quality snacks Clean and comfortable cabin    Value for money  Convenience

    "all of the above"

      Jewel r.  09/08/2014
    I traveled solo for the first time and in sum, my trip with Frecciarossa has been excellent! It was lovley to see great landscape in my most comfortable trip and seat! I will travel again with the same company!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Excellent way to Travel ! "

      Chris f.  08/08/2014
    From booking to the actual trip, it was so easy and convenient. The train was on time and arrived as per the schedule. The train was clean, comfortable and they also serve drinks and snacks - free of charge. Its definitely the best way to travel.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Excellent trip "

      Dylan g.  06/08/2014
    Excellent trip. Comfortable, affordable and amazing scenery.    Value for money  Convenience


      Yuet Chi Shirley y.  06/08/2014
    overall is good    Value for money  Convenience


      Lesley d.  05/08/2014
    Great    Value for money  Convenience

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