Italian trains: Frecciarossa

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Italian trains: Frecciarossa

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

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

Milan Rome 02:55 € 86
Florence Rome 01:20 € 43
Florence Milan 01:58 € 50
Naples Rome 01:07 € 43
Milan Naples 04:15 € 95
Florence Naples 02:31 € 68
Bologna Rome 01:54 € 56
Turin Rome 04:05 € 90
Bologna Milan 01:00 € 40
Turin Milan 01:00 € 30
Bologna Florence 00:35 € 24
Florence Turin 03:00 € 65
Bologna Naples 03:15 € 76
Naples Turin 05:25 € 105
Turin Bologna 02:15 € 55
Rome Modena 02:40 € 57
Parma Rome 03:09 € 61
Arezzo Rome 01:10 € 35
Rome Salerno 01:57 € 46
Rome Reggio Emilia 02:54 € 59
Rome Piacenza 03:44 € 68
Milan Modena 01:39 € 29
Ancona Milan 03:10 € 62
Forli Milan 02:02 € 46
Milan Piacenza 00:42 € 19
Parma Milan 01:03 € 24
Milan Rimini It 02:10 € 50

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  • 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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  • 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.
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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.


Classes and facilities offered by Frecciarossa
First class Second 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.

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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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  • "Smooth ride"

      Sunil c. 
    From booking to End of Journey - Clean stations, Easy Information and Punctual, clean trains. A Great experience.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Trip "

      Mubarak Nasser Mubarak a.  27/04/2015
    Amazing    Value for money  Convenience
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      Mubarak Nasser Mubarak a.  27/04/2015
    Amazing    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Very fast and convenient "

      Christine c.  27/04/2015
    I'll definitely do it again as its way more convenient compared to taking plane from Rome to Florence and also cheaper. You arrived before you even know it.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Value for money"

      Anthony m.  27/04/2015
    We were pleasantly surprised after having prebooked a 2nd class rail ticket on line to find that everything went off smoothly and we did not have to queue at the ticket office. The paper tickets we were issued on line were all we needed to board the train. Our seats were both window and for a 2nd class ticket we were very impressed with the quality of the seats and the general state of the carriage. There was more than adequate time to get ourselves and our 3 large bags off the train at Centrale, which is not always the case with other European stations. Would definitely recommend this service.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good"

      Amr a.  25/04/2015
    The train was good    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable"

      Gayathri s.  24/04/2015
    We travelled first class and it was very comfortable. Best way to travel between cities in Europe. Convenient, fast and comfortable.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Nice and neat journey"

      Chia Hsien l.  22/04/2015
    The train is clean and comfort. While if the seat space larger will perfect. Also it's bit delay but overly a well travel experience.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Safe "

      Sze Wai Betty n.  19/04/2015
    Inside the train is good. But beware of some guys inside the train who help you to move your luggage onto the rack, it`s chargable. It`s better for you to take care of it by yourself.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "A smooth trip"

      Meow Peng s.  19/04/2015
    Very easy to purchase the ticket online. My trip went smoothly and I'm glad to purchase the tickets in advanced so as to save the trouble queuing on site.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "GOOD"

      Yik Man l.  15/04/2015
    large space for seat and comfort chair    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Nice "

      Chelsea c.  15/04/2015
    I have no complaints. The train left about 5 minutes late, but the ride was smooth    Value for money  Convenience

      Rachel t.  14/04/2015
  • "Excellent trip"

      Fernando v.  14/04/2015
    The service overall was excellent    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fast and convenient "

      Tsing w.  12/04/2015
    Train and the system were well designed and comfortably constructed. Lovely    Value for money  Convenience
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