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About Trenitalia: a guide to trains in Italy

Trenitalia is the Italian state-owned rail company and the principal train operator in Italy. Their flagship, high-speed Frecciarossa trains (translating to “Red Arrow”) make over 200 connections across Italy daily, offering fast, reliable and comfortable services. Trenitalia is continuously expanding and updating train connections, offering more opportunities for sustainable travel wherever you plan to go. There is even a new high-speed service between two capitals of fashion Milan and Paris! Read on to discover the latest Trenitalia deals, top routes and destinations, how to buy cheap Trenitalia tickets, train fleets, facilities on board plus much more!

Trenitalia is offering discounts on their high-speed Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains. The new offer, called FrecciaDAYS, gives discounts of up to 60% on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday, making mid-week train travel even more affordable. The offer is available when buying tickets at least 6 days before the time of travel – simply search a week ahead and apply the discount at the check-out. Please note that seats are subject to limited availability and the FrecciaDAYS discount cannot be applied with any other reductions.The offer applies to Business, Premium and Standard tickets in 1st and 2nd Class carriages. Book your mid-week train tickets with Frecciarossa today!

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Trenitalia Front. Source: Trenitalia

Popular routes

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Milan Centrale
11:22Como San Giovanni
$71One-way
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10:500h48
Milano Bovisa Politecnico
11:38Como Borghi
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10:500h54
Milano Bovisa Politecnico
11:44Como Lago
$71One-way
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10:391h01
Milan Porta Garibaldi
11:40Como San Giovanni
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Milan Porta Garibaldi
11:11Como San Giovanni
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11:430h39
Milan Centrale
12:22Como San Giovanni
$71One-way
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09:430h39
Milan Centrale
10:22Como San Giovanni
$71One-way
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09:500h48
Milano Bovisa Politecnico
10:38Como Borghi
$71One-way
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Milano Bovisa Politecnico
12:38Como Borghi
$71One-way
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09:200h48
Milano Bovisa Politecnico
10:08Como Borghi
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Buying Trenitalia tickets with Omio

Booking a train in Italy is possible through the Omio website and the free app. Our pages have been designed to give you a quick and easy snapshot of the best tickets available. You can compare cheap Trenitalia train tickets, check the Trenitalia schedules, filter a journey by the ticket price, journey duration,, departure times and the number of changes. You can also enjoy live journey updates, meaning you'll be notified if any platform changes or delays occur, and we’ll send you a reminder when it's time to set off. What’s more, you’ll receive everything straight to your phone with no need to print. Explore your train options on Omio and book Trenitalia train tickets from the comfort of your home or on the go.

  • First start by selecting your departure and arrival locations, as well as the desired departure dates. Once these details have been selected, travelers will be granted access to a dedicated webpage.
  • On this webpage, you will have the option to choose between specific currencies to purchase the tickets, insert any discount codes, and decide how to sort travel preferences (i.e. lowest price or fastest travel time). Our web pages are up-to-date, offering live tickets and timetables across all routes.
  • After the tickets have been purchased, you can directly access these tickets straight from your mobile phone.
  • Tickets on your phone include live journey updates in our app so you can enjoy the rest of your journey.

Popular Trenitalia routes

Rome to Naples train

from $16
Direct trains available
1h13 average duration
50trains per day
Served by
  • Regionale
  • Frecciarossa
  • Italo
  • Intercity
  • Intercity Notte
  • Frecciargento

Paris to Milan train

from $51
Direct trains available
8h22 average duration
5trains per day
Served by
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria
  • SNCF | TER

Paris to Lyon train

from $38
Direct trains available
1h52 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • SNCF | TER
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria
  • SNCF | TGV
  • SNCF | Intercités de nuit
  • SNCF | Intercités
  • Regionale
  • SNCF

Pisa to Florence train

from $11
Direct trains available
0h52 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Regionale
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • Intercity
  • Intercity Notte

Milan Centrale to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train

from $15
Direct trains available
0h51 average duration
17trains per day
Served by
  • Malpensa Express
  • Regionale
  • Trenord

Como to Milan train

from $6
Direct trains available
0h41 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Regionale
  • Trenord

Florence to Pisa train

from $11
Direct trains available
1h00 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Regionale
  • Frecciargento
  • Intercity
  • Frecciarossa
  • Intercity Notte

Milan to Como train

from $6
Direct trains available
0h39 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Regionale
  • Trenord

Lyon to Paris train

from $27
Direct trains available
1h56 average duration
17trains per day
Served by
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • SNCF | TER
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria
  • SNCF | TGV
  • Regionale
  • SNCF

Milan to Paris train

from $39
Direct trains available
9h04 average duration
2trains per day
Served by
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria
  • Regionale

Train stations with Trenitalia in Italy

Frecciarossa trains connect different cities within Italy on the high-speed line. Here you can discover some of the most popular stations in Italy, including facilities at each station.

Train Map connections in Italy

Frecciarossa Map connections in Italy

Trenitalia destinations

Not sure where to begin your Trenitalia adventure? Check out these popular Trenitalia destinations for travel details and nearby attractions:

Trenitalia Ticket Types

No matter which cabin class you decide to travel in, you have a variety of ticket options available for your journey. Trenitalia’s different train tickets allow you as much or as little flexibility as you need, allowing you to get cheap train tickets with less flexibility or more expensive ones that offer more luxury. Pre-purchasing Trenitalia tickets online and in advance saves you the most money and allows you to take advantage of further discounts and promotions. Check out the different ticket types below:

  • Base Tickets: These tickets are great if you're looking for flexibility; a ticket of this type can be changed as many times as you need.
  • Economy Tickets: These tickets can be purchased up to two days before departure and allow you to change the time and date of travel once.
  • Super Economy: These tickets are the least expensive. The date and time of travel cannot be changed.
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Trenitalia Executive Class: travel in luxury. Source: Trenitalia

Travel First Class with Trenitalia

Trenitalia’s flagship Frecciarossa fleet operates some of the fastest trains in Italy. Engineered to run at an incredible 186 mph (300 km/h), they come equipped with spacious seats, WIFI, air-conditioning, plug sockets and an onboard bistro. Frecciarossa trains are sleekly designed, comfortable, fast and convenient. Onboard these trains you can choose between four seating classes and unlike many first class service options, they're all affordable. Trenitalia aims to accommodate every type of traveler (even those with a modest budget). Find out more about the different perks when traveling with Trenitalia’s first class bookings.

  • Executive class: top tier luxury on the Frecciarossa 1000 train. With Executive class tickets you’ll get:
    • All the standard, premium and business class benefits
    • Extra-wide, reclinable leather chairs
    • Two seats per row, set far apart
    • Onboard meeting room
    • An open bar with staff at the customer’s disposal
    • A selection of craft beers, cocktails and DOC wines
    • Dishes designed by Chef Carlo Cracco, prepared with local and seasonal ingredients
    • Access to First Class lounges at main train stations
  • Business class: From €33 extra, with a Business ticket you'll get:
    • All the standard and premium class benefits
    • More leg and elbow room
    • Table service
    • Complimentary package of freshly made food
  • Premium class: From €10 extra, with a Premium ticket you'll get:
    • All the standard class benefits
    • Large leather seats
    • Complimentary newspapers
    • Complimentary welcome drink (coffee, soft drink or prosecco)
  • Standard class: With Standard class, inclusive of your ticket, you'll also get:
    • WiFi
    • Tables
    • Bistro table service
    • Power sockets
    • Entertainment portal

How do I collect train tickets in Italy?

You can collect and buy paper tickets at one of Italy's many train stations, up to 5 minutes before departure. Tickets can be purchased at the sales offices, in advance or on the same day. Payment is made by cash or credit card. In general, it is more advantageous to buy your ticket in advance when it comes to high-speed trains as you’re more likely to find the cheapest price and comfortable seats.

If buying electronic tickets online, be aware that you may still have to print these at a station. To collect your tickets at the automated machines, you must bring the reservation code sent by mail. With Omio, you will not need to print your e-ticket. Download the app and you can travel by just using your phone.

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Trenitalia’s Frecciabianca Train. Source: Trenitalia

Trenitalia’s Train Types

Frecciarossa

  • Frecciarossa is the fastest type of Trenitalia train, reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h).
  • Traditional Frecciarossa trains (known as ETR 500) connects major cities in Italy including Milan, Rome, Bologna, Florence, Naples, and Turin.
  • Class types: Standard, Frecciarossa Business, Frecciarossa Premium & Frecciarossa Executive
  • Frecciarossa 1000 (known as ETR 1000) trains travel the Naples-Rome-Milan-Turin route 28 times per day.
  • Frecciarossa 1000 trains can connect big cities such as Rome and Milan in under 3 hours.
  • All Trenitalia Frecciarossa trains include WiFi, power outlets, air conditioning, washrooms, luggage storage, restaurant and bar services.
  • Frecciarossa offers international routes to cities across Europe, including Milan to Paris

Frecciargento

  • Frecciargento is the second fastest type of Trenitalia train, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h).
  • Frecciargento trains travel between Rome and north-eastern and south-eastern Italy, several times a day.
  • Frecciargento trains services include WiFi, power outlets, air conditioning, luggage storage, washrooms, a dining car, and seats reserved for the disabled.

Frecciabianca

  • Frecciabianca trains run outside of the high-speed trainlines, reaching speeds up to 124 mph (200 km/h).
  • Frecciabianca trains travel between many of Italy's biggest cities and along the Adriatic coast.
  • Frecciabianca runs approximately 86 trains per day and offers spacious seats, power outlets, washrooms, luggage storage and disabled seating.

Intercity

  • Intercity trains are slower than high-speed trains, but are still faster than local transport trains.
  • Trenitalia's Intercity trains connect approximately 200 cities throughout Italy.
  • Intercity Night trains travel overnight and serve the greater distances.
  • Intercity trains are equipped with air conditioning, washrooms, and disabled seating.
  • You can also take the regional trains which connect all of Italy's smaller areas, often frequented by commuters and students. Regional trains are operated by local companies.

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Popular destinations with Trenitalia

Rome to Florence

The train journey going from Rome to Florence operates multiple times throughout the day. The Trenitalia trains from Rome to Florence can take as little as around 1h 17 min on direct journeys, and up to about 6h 28 min on night trains with a stopover. There are over 50 departures to Florence with Trenitalia Italy per day, a few times per hour. This provider offers trains departing from different stations around Rome such as the main Rome Termini, and also Rome Tiburtina and Rome Ostiense.

The train stations in Florence are the Santa María Novella, Campo di Marte and Rifredi stations. Trenitalia offers a variety of train lines for this route, from high-speed trains to standard, regional ones. The high-speed trains tend to be more expensive.

Milan to Rome

The train between Milan and Rome is one of the most popular long-distance train routes in Italy. The distance is approximately 296 miles (477 km). Trenitalia operates almost all of the routes going between these two Italian cities. The fastest Trenitalia train ride to Rome from Milan can take as little as about 3 hours. These trips are nonstop and don’t require passengers to change trains along the way. However, there are other journeys that make one or two stopovers and can take up to around 11 hours.

The Trenitalia train departs fromMilan multiple times per hour, making the trip at least 50 times a day. The highspeed Trenitalia Frecciarossa and Frecciabianca trains tend to be more expensive than the other regional and long-distance Trenitalia lines. The main departure station offered via Omio is Milan Centrale, and these routes normally arrive at Rome Termini station.

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Trenitalia Frecciarossa Reggio Emilia Station. Source: Trenitalia

Milan to Florence

Book a train ticket from Milan to Florence through the Omio platform. There are around 40 departures per day going between these Italian cities, leaving Milan at least twice per hour. These trains cover a distance of approximately 167 miles (269 km) and Trenitalia offers both high-speed and standard long-distance trains. The fastest journey takes around 1h 50min. However, there are some trips that can take up to around 6h 50min, such as the regional lines stopping at one or two stations along the way where passengers are required to switch trains.

International rail travel to Europe with Trenitalia

There are an increasing number of train routes opening up scenic journeys between countries in mainland Europe. It’s now easy and hassle-free to travel from one city center to another in Europe. Have a coffee by the colosseum in Rome for breakfast, and a beer by a Swiss lake later that day. There are many international routes to and from Italy, operated by Trenitalia. Find inspiration in our online magazine the Window Seat and take a look at things to do in cities such as Vienna, Zurich or Munich.

  • Rome to Vienna: the trains going from Rome, Italy to Vienna, Austria cover a distance of around 475 miles (765 km). The average route with Trenitalia takes at least 11h 50min. Currently, Trenitalia does not offer direct routes between Rome and Vienna through Omio, and one or two stopovers are required before arriving at the final destination in Vienna.
  • Zurich to Milan: the Zurich to Milan train journeys with Trenitalia are direct. They run nearly once every hour or two starting at around 6:33 a.m. until approximately 5:33 p.m. The Zurich train station is Zurich HB. From Milan, the routes mainly operate in and out of Milan Centrale Station.
  • Rome to Munich: the train routes going from Rome to Munich and back with Trenitalia are not direct. The journeys require passengers to switch trains at least once. The stops are generally in Verona, Italy. These trains cover a distance of about 434 miles (698 km) in around 9h 24min.
  • Milan to Paris: there are four daily round trips from Milano Centrale to Paris Gare de Lyon, stopping in Turin, Modane, Chambery and Lyon Part Dieu. This newly established route connects two major capitals of fashion in Europe in around 6h 30 min and covers a distance of 396 miles (640 km).
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Easy airport transfers with Trenitalia

Trenitalia is now offering daily, high-speed train service that connects international airport hubs to Italy’s biggest cities, including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence and Venice. It’s now easier to land in Rome or Milan and explore the rest of Italy’s most iconic cities by train. There’s no need to take a connecting flight, just hop on a Frecciarossa and enjoy a picturesque (and comfortable) journey instead. Check out some of the routes, Frecciarossa train schedules and destinations from Rome Fiumicino airport to the rest of Italy.

Trenitalia’s summer train experience in Italy

Heading to Italy for your summer vacation? Over the summer holidays, Trenitalia opens up multiple routes from the North to Southern Italy, meaning you can take your dream vacation by train and visit the mountains by taking the Inter City (IC) train Rome to San Candido or visit the sea with a train from Milan to Savona. Some of the new summer stops include Polignano a Mare, Cattolica, Diamante, and Orbetello. The new routes include 8 new high-speeds trains from the North to Calabria, 32 new trains from Northern Italy to the Adriatic coast, and 13 from Rome to Puglia. Among them is the highly anticipated, high-speed Frecciarossa train to Pompei, close to the city of Naples. Two direct trains run every third Sunday from Rome’s Termini train station and from Florence’s Firenze train station to Pompeii.

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Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. Source: Unsplash

More ways to travel with Trenitalia

To make vacations extra special, Trenitalia have teamed up with bus, ferry and plane providers to link up some of the most beautiful destinations across Italy. It’s now possible to hop on a train then find an easy connection across the Gulf of Naples by ferry. You can take a Freccelink, a combination of train and bus, to seaside towns such as Sorrento, Piombino, Cecina, Vieste or Peschici. Or travel abroad on the train from Milan to Paris, with a stop in the mountain town of Bardonecchia en route.

Frecciarossa Map connections in Italy

Frecciarossa Map connections in Italy

Best Time to Book Trenitalia Trains

The further in advance you book your Trenitalia train tickets, the less money they'll cost you. The table below shows the differing cost of train tickets depending on how long before departure you book. Booking a month in advance can almost half the cost of most train tickets, so it's worth planning ahead!

Changes, refund and ticket conditions with Trenitalia

The ticket changes and refund policies when traveling with Trenitalia vary depending on the type of ticket purchased (Base, Economy or Super Economy). With Base and Economy tickets, it's possible to change your booking on the high-speed Trenitalia Freccia trains free of charge as long as you cover the difference in the ticket fare. This also applies to changing the cabin class you wish to travel in and your travel dates. Once the train has departed, however, it’s not possible to make any more changes. With the Super Economy fares, it’s not possible to make any changes to your train booking times and dates. If you purchased a Base fare for your trip, refunds are possible up to the departure time of the train. However, bear in mind that 20% of the original price of the ticket will be deducted from the amount refunded.

Trenitalia and sustainable travel

Traveling by train in Italy is currently the most eco-friendly way to travel long distances, emitting the least amount of carbon dioxide. Trenitalia has made it one of its principle objectives to f reach carbon neutrality by 2050. This relates to both the energy it needs to run as well as the energy it produces. They are continuously promoting the use of the national railway system as a more sustainable way of getting around, attempting to reduce the use of private vehicles.

Night trains with Trenitalia

Looking for an overnight train adventure? Trenitalia have a number of trains making comfortable overnight journeys from one major city to another. These domestic, long-distance trains run under the name InterCity Notte and go from cities like Milan to Syracuse and Naples. There is even an overnight train from Rome to Palermo, where the entire train is pushed (shunted) onto a ferry. These trains are generally slower and are for travelers looking for an easy journey at a long-distance. Traveling on night trains is a great way of being efficient with your travel time, as well as reducing hotel and overnight expenses. There are various sleeping options from single or double cabins, to couchettes with multiple bunks.

Overnight train options across Europe operate under Trenitalia’s Euronight trains. Routes are open to Vienna and Salzburg in Austria.

FAQs

Where can I buy my Trenitalia train ticket?

Omio offers multiple Trenitalia options between large cities like Rome, Naples and Milan as well as other regional destinations. Booking through Omio is easy whether you do so on the website or the mobile app. It's a great way to see all your options by price or duration and purchase your tickets on the go.

Do I need to print my train ticket?

Generally, it’s not necessary to print tickets, especially those considered mobile tickets. Mobile tickets can be accessed through the Omio mobile app. If mobile tickets are not available for the journey you’re interested in, you will most likely receive an electronic ticket in your email.

Can I cancel my train ticket?

Canceling your tickets is possible through the Omio page where the tickets were purchased, on the "Your Bookings" page. However, any cancellation fees and possible refunds depend on the type of fare purchased and the services it includes.

Can I exchange my ticket?

Making modifications to your Omio Trenitalia tickets is generally not possible, but depends on the type of fare purchased. However, these changes may be possible through the Trenitalia travel site.

What are the services available for people with reduced mobility?

Italian stations, where Trenitalia routes operate, offer the Sala Blu service. This is where passengers with reduced mobility may request assistance, if needed, for getting around the stations as well as boarding Trenitalia trains.

Are the trains adapted to persons with restricted mobility?

Most Trenitalia trains offer wheelchair-accessible seating, especially the long-distance and high-speed routes. In the case of the Trenitalia Frecciarossa high-speed trains, the accessible seating is located in first class, however passengers will not be charged a higher fare.

Can children under 18 travel by themselves?

Yes, there aren’t any policies indicating the contrary. There are no specific restrictions for the age of passengers on board Trenitalia trains traveling without an adult.

What is the luggage allowance per passenger?

Trenitalia does not have a specific luggage allowance per passenger. In general, you must be able to carry your own luggage and normally it’s two suitcases per person, in addition to one hand luggage item.

How can I find the cheapest train tickets?

Omio allows travelers to filter their searches by price. It’s always a good idea to book in advance to get more affordable prices. Being flexible also allows you to choose cheaper options.

Do I need a COVID test to travel by train?

You may be required to present a Digital COVID certificate or equivalent to board Trenitalia trains. However, this may change and it also depends on the departure and arrival station, especially if you are crossing country borders. Check the restrictions of the departure and arrival cities beforehand.

Do the trains offer any special services on board?

Most of the high-speed Freccia routes have a restaurant service on board their trains. In some cabin classes, a welcome drink or snack may be included in your train fare. Nonetheless, all Trenitalia trains have restrooms.
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