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 Front. Source: Trenitalia
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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.
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.
Frecciarossa Map connections in Italy
Not sure where to begin your Trenitalia adventure? Check out these popular Trenitalia destinations for travel details and nearby attractions:
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:
Trenitalia Executive Class: travel in luxury. Source: 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.
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.
Trenitalia’s Frecciabianca Train. Source: Trenitalia
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.
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.
Trenitalia Frecciarossa Reggio Emilia Station. Source: Trenitalia
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.
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.
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.
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.
Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. Source: Unsplash
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
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!
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.
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.
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.