Italian trains: Frecciarossa

Italian trains: Frecciarossa

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

  • Venice - Milan: 02:23
  • Book early, save up to 60%
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
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Italian trains: Frecciarossa

Anyone travelling across Italy by train will soon become familiar with the Frecciarossa, which are high speed modern trains. Also known as the Red Arrow, the Frecciarrossa is operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company of Italy. The popular high speed trains whisk passengers at a speed of 225 mph from one end of the country to the other. They carry over a million passengers monthly just on the Turin and Salerno route! The most popular route is from Milan to Rome. Trenitalia also serves Sicily and Sardinia, so make sure you check the rail map before planning your route. Another beautiful journey is from the north of the country to the stunning Amalfi coast taking-in the beautiful Italian countryside along the way.

More details

Looking for a weekend on the Amalfi coast or shopping in Milan? Italy’s national rail network, Trenitalia offers train travellers the best way to get around the beautiful and diverse country. As well as the mainland trains Trenitalia also operated the railways on the isles of Sicily and Sardinia and internationally it connects to Austria, France, Germany, Hungary and Switzerland. Learn more

Customer feedback Great train, better than TGV.
« Good service on board, offer drinks after each stop. Display screens show location and speed which is very helpful and interesting. »

Practical information

There is no check-in although we do recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes before departure. A ticket inspector will check your ticket on the train.

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Booking :
  • Italian trains: Frecciarossa 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.
Frecciarossa trains have both first class and second class. All trains offer a comfortable on-board experience from soundproof, air conditioned carriages to ergonomic chairs.

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Classes of service

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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From our travel community

Can family tickets be purchased on the day? I am travelling to Italy from Australia in July. Do i need to pre book my family rail tickets or can i purchase these on the day? I am unsure if my arrival will be ontime. From Rome to Salerno.

Giuseppina R. | 6 de mayu de 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Catania to atrani on amalfi coast I need to travel from Catania to Atrani on 10 July 2016. Please provide the quickest route

Leanne M. | 20 de marzu de 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Travelling in italy and france with multiple city stopovers Hello, I am traveling with my family (2 adults and 2 children 8yrs and 10yrs) in July and I'm wondering if I should get a rail pass or just book each individual leg separately. This is our planned itinerary. Rome-Pisa-Florence-Venice-Nice- (...)

Lisa S. | 2 de marzu de 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Error message am trying to book Milan to Venice 27 March 1st class 2 Adults, on train 15:05 continually get an error message (been trying for weeks) get to end to make payment then get the error message, have tried other times and fares but still same (...)

Walter L. | 27 de xineru de 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Is there a route from venice (santa lucia) to grindelwald on 28-05-16 1st class cabin. how much is the (...) Hi I am looking to purchase one way ticket from Venice (santa lucia) to Grindelwald Swiss. Would like to leave after 2pm on 28/05/16. 1st class cabin. How much is the cost and how can I book this (...)

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (705)
  • Value for money
    Great train, better than TGV. |
    "Good service on board, offer drinks after each stop. Display screens show location and speed which is very helpful and interesting. "

  • Value for money
    Fab way to get around Italy! |
    "Convenient, comfortable, easy, on time, lovely staff. Fantastic way to get around Italy. "

  • Value for money
    Comfortable and Quick |
    "Excellent lugggage space and helpful and friendly staff. "

  • 5 stars  |
    "Excellent service comfortable seats "

  • Value for money
    Good experience  |
    "As this was our first trip using the Eurail Gobal Pass it was good the experience was favourable. Friendly and helpful staff at Roma Termini and on the train. "

  • Value for money
    The way to go. |
    "Took the train in preference to air, glad we did, enjoyed our trip. "

  • Value for money
    Great train, great ride |
    "Arrival at Napoli centrale is a tad daunting as it is huge and on multiple levels, but the track layout and boarding procedure is simple and easy for international travellers to understand and use, the carriages are very clean and clearly marked with plenty of leg and arm room, we did a majority of our travel within Europe via the railway system and every ride was enjoyable and memorable but this ride had mount Vesuvius outside our window and the view for the remainder of the trip was just as memorable, the upside of our ride, we were travelling at 296kph at one stage, down side, travelling at 296kph you get to your destination to soon. All up it was an excellent trip and I recommend this service to everyone wondering how they will get from point A to B whilst travelling through Italy. "

  • The best way to go |
    "Your trains are very comfortable and give a smooth ride. We like to travel by train as it is a fast and economical way to travel as well as a good way to see the countryside. "

  • Value for money
    Easy quick and clean |
    "We travelled from naples to Flumicino airport by train. The area around Naples main station is very bad with lots of suspect looking people hanging around. Lots of dodgy street vendors and large groups just milling about. Once inside the station it was fine with a heavy police presence thankfully. Otherwise train and connections were great and easy to understand. so no issues at all. "

  • Value for money
    Easy and enjoyable |
    "Smooth and enjoyable experience. A lot easier and more cost effective than air transport. I do wish the cafe car was restocked more often. (Possibly at each major stop) "

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