Italy is an amazing country to experience. It truly offers something for every type of traveler; stunning art and architecture, historic monuments and sites, mouth-watering cuisine, culture, shopping, the list goes on and on! Exploring the country on the national rail network of Italy, Trenitalia, makes it easy to experience more of Italy in comfort and style!
Italy’s Trenitalia trains swiftly travel from Rome to Florence in a mere 90 minutes or from Milan to Venice in less than three hours. Fast train connections allow you to catch a glimpse of local life while savoring an espresso on the Spanish Steps, to marvel at the David a little longer, or to enjoy the incredible surrounding architecture of St. Mark’s Square.
Trenitalia’s 150+ trains reach over 200 stations each day, including many port cities in southern Italy. With numerous departures and destinations, the hardest decision you’ll need to make is where to venture to first! Experience an Italian train ride to Salerno (its historical Old Town is a must-see), and Bari, home to the Basilica di San Nicola, founded in 1087. Most travelers to Italy agree that no southern Italy adventure is complete without a pizza-break in Naples, and Trenitalia makes it possible with easy connections to the city from Rome, Florence, and Milan.
Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience visiting large cosmopolitan cities or small majestic towns on Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento or Frecciabianca trains. Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa 1000 trains entered the Frecciarossa fleet in 2015 operating on the same primary routes as Frecciarossa. These newer trains offer modern equipment for a smooth experience of high-speed travel reaching destinations such as Naples, Rome, Milan, Turin, and more. Frecciarossa 1000 trains are among the most environmentally friendly offering very low CO2 emissions per traveler, a design that allows for minimal noise and vibration, and eco-friendly construction materials that make the train nearly 100% recyclable. Safe and stylish transportation for you, safe construction for the planet, a win-win for all! Seat reservations for Trenitalia high-speed trains are included in the ticket price. Seat reservations are required when traveling with a rail pass. Tickets can be requested up to 120 days in advance of your desired travel date.
InterCity trains offer numerous advantages that create a modern, bright environment, including renewed interiors, air conditioning, and Bar Bistro or Minibar service. Regional trains connect major cities to smaller cities while traveling at a slower pace allowing you to enjoy the sights along the way. Where available, seat reservations are included with InterCity trains. Train tickets can be booked up to 90 days in advance of your desired date of travel.
Rail Europe offers the same Trenitalia train tickets and fares as are sold in Italy, including access to a vast schedule selection. E-ticketing provides a fast and easy delivery solution, making it convenient to receive your Italian train tickets without having to wait for them to arrive by mail.
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- Trenitalia trains tickets are open for booking 120 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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Classes of service
Trenitalia Le Frecce high-speed trains offer you several levels of comfort and services for your Italian journey. Please see the full description of services offered for the train you wish to travel on the train’s dedicated page.
You can travel in Executive class targeted to business travelers. You’ll indulge in luxury and comfort including lounge access at the station, dedicated car with just 8 luxurious reclining leather seats, convenient meeting area to conduct business, gourmet meal served at your seat, open bar, and more.
In Business class you’ll enjoy the privacy of a relaxing atmosphere. You will be welcomed by Trenitalia staff with a refreshing beverage and snack as well as national and international newspapers.
Premium class is probably the most ideal option for those travelers wanting the comfort of a high-speed train at very competitive prices. In your 2nd class seat you’ll experience the services of 1st class, including a welcome drink & snack, sleek leather seating, and more.
Standard class is the most economical way to travel, you experience the thrill of high-speed train travel in the comfort of your reclining fabric seat. You can take advantage of a bar trolley and purchase food as well as hot and cold beverages.
InterCity trains provide a comfortable ride in both First and Second class. All leather seats on board offer space and comfort to enjoy your journey. In First class you can gain a little more comfort with generous legroom and reclining seats.
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Common Questions, Simple Answers
Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Trenitalia (Italy) train?
A. First class on the Italian day train offers large, comfortable reclining seats, and Bar-buffet car offering a complete selection of food and beverages for purchase. (on major routes)
Second class on the Italian day train offers generous legroom and Bar-buffet car offering a complete selection of food and beverages for purchase. (on major routes)
Frecciarossa high-speed trains offer four levels of service, accommodating all travel budgets. Choose from Executive, Business, Premium, and Standard class.
In Executive class, you’ll indulge in luxury and comfort including lounge access at the station, dedicated car with just 8 luxurious reclining leather seats, convenient meeting area to conduct business, gourmet meal served at your seat, open bar, and more.
Business class also provides an upgraded level of service with plush leather reclining seats, welcome drink & snack, and platform check-in.
In Premium class you’ll experience the services of 1st class in a 2nd class seat, including a welcome drink & snack, sleek leather seating, and more.
Lastly, Economy class is a budget-friendly 2nd class seat, offering a comfortable reclining cloth seat.
Q. How can I exchange my Trenitalia ticket?
A. Exchanges can be made in accordance with the conditions of your ticket. If permitted, exchanges can only be processed in Italy at a self-service kiosk at the train station. Simply select the "Print & Change" option and then enter the e-ticket confirmation code (PNR) and the Booking Change Code. Both of these codes can be found on your Print at Home ticket. Changes can also be made at a ticket window at the station.
Q. I understand that some of the train stations in Italy now have gates. How do I get to my train?
A. Some of the high traffic train stations in Italy, such as Milan Centrale, Rome Termini, and Florence Santa Maria Novella stations now have entry/exit gates. Access through these gates is exclusively reserved for ticket holders. It is suggested that you have your print at home or print at the station ticket ready to present upon arriving at these security gates.