Italian trains: Frecciarossa

Italian trains: Frecciarossa
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  • Venice - Milan: 02:23
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Italian trains: Frecciarossa

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

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.

Popular journeys and travel durations

Main destinations served by the Frecciarossa trains include Rome, Naples, Milan and Florence.

Milan Rome 02:55 AU$ 134
Florence Rome 01:20 AU$ 67
Florence Milan 01:58 AU$ 78
Naples Rome 01:07 AU$ 67
Naples Milan 04:15 AU$ 148
Florence Naples 02:31 AU$ 106
Bologna Rome 01:54 AU$ 87
Rome Turin 04:05 AU$ 140
Bologna Milan 01:00 AU$ 62
Milan Turin 01:00 AU$ 47
Bologna Florence 00:35 AU$ 37
Florence Turin 03:00 AU$ 101
Bologna Naples 03:15 AU$ 118
Naples Turin 05:25 AU$ 163
Turin Bologna 02:15 AU$ 86
Salerno Rome 01:58 AU$ 72
Rome Piacenza 03:44 AU$ 106
Reggio Emilia Rome 02:53 AU$ 92
Rome Modena 02:40 AU$ 89
Arezzo Rome 01:10 AU$ 54
Parma Rome 03:09 AU$ 95
Milan Reggio Emilia 01:25 AU$ 42
Pesaro Milan 02:44 AU$ 90
Milan Modena 01:39 AU$ 45
Milan Piacenza 00:42 AU$ 30
Rimini It Milan 02:26 AU$ 78
Parma Milan 01:03 AU$ 37
Ancona Milan 03:10 AU$ 96

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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.

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Seat reservation :
  • 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 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.

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Before you board

Railway stations served by the Frecciarossa are right in the centre of the cities, with good public transport connections, close to hotels and restaurants.

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.


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.
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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The high speed Trenitalia Frecce take passengers on an incredible journey across Italy onboard modern comfortable trains. Passengers can enjoy sound proof carriages, reclining chairs and a friendly professional service as well as refreshments and fantastic scenery.


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  • "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)    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Bologna to Zurich"    
    Great trip - fast train Bologna to Milan then normal from Milan to Zurich. Good combination as not much scenery in first leg but great scenery in second leg.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Review ven - rom"    
    travelled "first class". Was actually quiet business class sitting opposite other travellers. Didn't seem very different to coach but nevertheless comfortable. Would have been nice to have direction to buffet carriage or been told food and drink was complimentary. Train in Europe we find are very convinient and efficient    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent and on-time"    
    A very pleasant trip and ran to schedule which was pleasing as we had connections that we couldn't miss.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Ancona to Bologna by train"    
    This trip was straightforward and comfortable, with courteous train staff. It was So be warned to have a good choice for those who, like us, arrived on the overnight ferry from Split. The difficult part was getting any information at all at the ferry terminal about the location of the train station and there were no money change facilities at the ferry terminal or the railway station - strange in a port with regular international passengers.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Should have been better"    
    The whole experience was disappointing from waiting for departure screen notification, no railway staff to assist with bags ( business class) and seating arrangement. We were fortunate that a fellow traveler took our bags and put them in the conference room - the overhead storage space being too small for them. No sign of or help from railway staff. The saving grace of the trip was seeing the attractive countryside.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Hassle free trip"    
    The trip from Bologna to Rome was very comfortable, travelling by train was hassle free and efficient. Service was good.  
  • "Seamless travel"    
    Easy and cost effective way to travel around Italy.  
  • "Paris to Nice"    
    Can't recommend 1st class enough, great value.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent"    
    Our Eurostar train journey is very very good: comfortable, value for money and convenient.  
  • "Delight to travel by train"    
    This was just one leg of an extended journey through Italy, Switzerland and France, all by train. We find this the most relaxing way to travel, and the trains are always on-time, clean, and reliable    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fast and fun"    
    We used italrail for all our journeys in Italy, September and October 2016 and it was great fun. The only problem is I booked the tickets 6 months in advance online and was not allowed to select my seats. Therefore we ended up with aisle seats every trip which really annoyed me. Seemed very unfair.  
  • "Rome to Florence"    
    The train journey itself was wonderful. Quick. Comfortable. The only issue we had was working out which platform the train was leaving from in Rome. The phone application saved us by providing a train number (be it that the app said that the train had already left 30 minutes before it was due to leave?).    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Venice via Milan to Camogli."    
    This was a very easy way to travel from Venice. Our end destination was Camogli via Milan. To book our travel all the way, four hours, the first leg was business class as first class was already fully booked.. There was no real class difference as we were both in the same carriage, just cost more, but we had luggage, so we wanted to have room with that and our seat allocation. For this time of year probably could have gone second class but I liked the fact we had a seat and didn't have to worry. It was easy to book online, no worries once on the train with print out.    Value for money  Convenience
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