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
Venice Naples 05:10 € 101
Milan Naples 04:15 € 95
Rome Verona 02:50 € 74
Venice Verona 00:53 € 23
Florence Naples 02:31 € 68
Milan Verona 01:14 € 22
Genoa Rome 03:47 € 61
Milan Genoa 01:30 € 26
Bologna Rome 01:54 € 56
Turin Rome 04:05 € 76
Venice Bologna 01:13 € 26
Rome La Spezia 03:13 € 54
Venice Turin 04:18 € 56
Milan Bologna 01:00 € 33
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.

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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.

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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.

Onboard

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.

Onboard

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    "Comfort but Beware of "Helper""

      Hui Teng t. 
    The train ride was on time and the seats were clean. The only issue I had was as we were walking towards the train, a man who dressed like the conductor tried to help me direct me to the right cabin, than he grabbed my luggage and "helped" me to my cabin. I thought he was the contractor who tried to make sure the train leave on time. It turned out he just want tips for helping out. When I tipped him 2 Euros with just 1 carry on he helped, he told me it's not enough... I told him that's all he will get. Just a friendly reminder to take note of these people.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Easier to travel by train"

      Dennis p.  15/09/2014
    I must say that traveling with the Frecciarossa was really a wonderful experience. The only possible issue would be the cost of food on the train which was very expensive. Our first hand experience of this means of travel was however still very positive.    Value for money  Convenience

    "excellent"

      Charanjeet s.  15/09/2014
    EXCELLENT    Value for money  Convenience

    "EXCELLENT TRAIN SERVICE"

      Henda l.  13/09/2014
    We recently traveled Italy by train. It was an awesome experience. The train was on time. It was clean and neat. The personal was friendly and professional. We felt extremely comfortable and safe on the train and the stations. In future we will not travel by any other means.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Italy trip"

      Ramakrishnan t.  13/09/2014
    Very convenient My only negative observation is that I was unable to access the free wifi on the train I do not have a phone to receive the username and password that is given as a message This needs to be looked into    Value for money  Convenience

    "Enjoyable trip with family"

      Yilun y.  12/09/2014
    They auto arranged the 4 seats with the table. That is a nice setting for a family, especially with a baby. If the luggage space nearby is big enough, that will be perfect.    Value for money  Convenience

    "super trip"

      John y.  12/09/2014
    Everything went very well indeed; the trip itself was great and the train very smooth and comfortable. Rome Termini could improve their signage (for example you can only find the lost luggage if you are moving towards the platform, not if you have arrived by train!)    Value for money  Convenience

    "Very comfortable"

      Sohil p.  12/09/2014
    The Frecciarossa train was very neat and tidy and the seats were very comfortable too. Punctual and it departed from Milan and reached Napoli on the scheduled time The bag storage area is very apacious too. Large windows perfect to enjoy the lovely Italian countryside during the ride Definitely recommended and would surely travel again The travel display at milan station was upto date too    Value for money  Convenience

    "Good experience"

      Xi c.  11/09/2014
    The train came on time, the seat was comfortable. If there is more English indicate, and each stop the broadcast use both Italian and English would be better.    Value for money  Convenience

    "MILANO TO AOSTA"

      Beverley f.  11/09/2014
    The train journey was interesting as far as scenery goes but in travelling to Aosta, which the tickets stated, we didn't realise we had to change trains at Chivasso and again at Ivrea. This made the journey very long and tiring as after changing trains twice, we had another two hour or so journey before we reached Aosta. However, travelling 2nd class is not that different to 1st class as there is no restaurant on the train anyway so be sure to take your own water and snacks otherwise you are inclined to get desperate. We found that booking our tickets from S.Africa made life much simpler. All tickets were able to be printed online except the one from Milan to Aosta. This one has to be validated at the train station. The others all stated coach and seat numbers which was much easier and quicker to manage and made things much clearer when pushed for time. It is best to allow at least an hour for connections so as not to be harassed. Bev. South Africa    Value for money  Convenience

    "Excellent train"

      Marie g.  11/09/2014
    The train was very comfortable, on time and very fast. I recommend any one who plans to travel from place to place inside Europe to book a ticket through RailEurope. Thank you for the excellent service.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Trip France-Italy"

      Wissarut y.  10/09/2014
    nice train    Value for money  Convenience

    "Frecciarossa"

      Aleitha w.  09/09/2014
    A great first experience with trains I. Europe!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Milan to Venice"

      Delayla s.  08/09/2014
    We did not face any problem on this journey. It was a 2.5hrs journey and the seats were comfortable. The toilets were cleaned at every final station, so it was a relief to relief myself in a clean    Value for money  Convenience

    "very long trip"

      Ariel b.  07/09/2014
    when we were on the station, we did not find the train we marked in the schedule. it was another train that changed his time and we were 30 minutes staying in it. Beside this the train was stopping on every small station, so our trip was 2 h 10 mins. Before the trip we tried to ask some workers at the station about it, everybody sent us to the trenitalia information desk where were about 20 people waiting. So, we ask to understand better what kinds of trains we can use when you send us the tickets, thank you    Value for money  Convenience

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