Italian trains: Frecciargento
- Book up to 120 days in advance
- High speed trains
Italian trains: Frecciargento
Frecciargento, high speed trains serving all main cities like Rome, Venice, Reggio Calabria and more.
Along with Frecciarossa and Frecciabianca, Frecciargento are long distance high speed trains connecting all major Italian cities. Frecciargento trains run on both traditional and high speed. The Italian trains, operated by Trenitalia, serve Rome and the major cities located in the north east and the south of Italy. Frecciargento trains travel at a speed of up to 250km/h.
Popular journeys and travel durations
|Main routes||Travel time|
|Rome||Villa S Giovanni||04:55||AU$ 127|
Booking and printing optionsBooking :
- Italian trains: Frecciargento 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.
Printing option(s) :
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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.
- Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.
Experience the service
Before you board
Main railway stations like Venezia Mestre and Roma Termini, to name but a few, are served by the Frecciabianca trains.
|First class||Second class|
|Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought. small>|
|Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom. small>|
|Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip. small>|
|Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat. small>|
Interactive Rail Map
- A. Most major train stations have lockers or luggage storage available at an additional cost. Make sure you have some change available if you are planning to use a locker. We have information about luggage storage on our train station information pages.
- A. There are no check-in or customs procedures before boarding ICE trains. Just be aware that for international destinations, ticket control and passport checks will occur on boarding the train. And if you are a pass holder, just remember that you have to validate your pass prior to boarding the ICE trains.
- A. Train stations in Europe are very traveler friendly. Once arriving to the station there are large Departure and Arrival Boards located in the center of the most stations. Match the train number and departure time on your reservation / ticket to the train number listed on the departure board. Once you have found your train on the Departure Board, you will find a platform number where your train will be departing from. Upon arriving to your platform you will notice that each car (also known as a coach) number on the train is clearly indicated on the side of each coach. Check your reservation / ticket for your car/coach number. You notice the class of service will also be listed in addition to the car/coach number on the side of the train. Once onboard the train, you will find that similar to an airplane each seat is clearly labeled with a number. Match the seat number on your reservation / ticket number to seat number in the train car / coach. Train stations in Europe have international pictograms that are easy to understand and are used in international airports. These pictograms will assist you once you arrive to the station. If you still have difficulty in finding your train, the stations staff can always help point you in the right direction.
- A. A rail day lasts from midnight to midnight. You can take as many trains as you wish during this time.
- A. To validate your German Rail Pass Extension, it needs to be accompanied by a German Rail Pass and your passport. Please note that the use of the extension requires a travel day of the German Rail Pass for each trip used.
- A. A pass holder is a reduced fare that can be purchased in place of a ticket. It requires the use of 1 day on a rail pass and is generally required for high-speed trains.
- A. Yes, depending on the country you are traveling in. Generally there are local trains that travel the same route as high-speed trains, however they generally take much longer to travel the same route. You will need to weigh the cost of a reservation compared with the time it will take to travel the same route. Example: Lyon to Marseille is generally about 1 hour 45 minutes on the TGV. A local train for this same route would be about 3 and half hours.
Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Thalys (Paris to Brussels and Amsterdam)?A. First class on the Thalys offers large comfortable reclining seats and drinks and a light snack served at your seat. Second class on the Thalys offers generous legroom and a selection of drinks and snacks at your seat that are available for purchase.
- A. Not presently but as soon as European railways introduce e-tickets, we will be able to offer them.
- A. There is no Senior fare available for Italo trains. However children aged from 4 to 14 have a 25% discount on the full adult fare. As for children under 3 years old, they can travel for free if they do not require any seat.
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Reviews & ratings Italian trains: Frecciargento
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- "A great way to travel" Peter l. 27/09/2016
The train service is very good. However the train had about 12 carriages and there was no early signage on the platform to indicate where each carriage would stop. We and many other people had to walk and run with luggage to get to the correct carriage. This is not good enough. Value for money Convenience
- "Frecciargento" . 27/09/2016
Due to a death in my family I was unable to make my journey. I attempted to cancel the booking using my mobile phone internet but was unable to access the website properly to do so. I cannot comment on the journey but was not happy with the access to communication with the company.
- "Easy Travel" . 24/09/2016
Our train departed exactly on time, and we enjoyed a comfortable, relaxing journey.
- "Rome - Venice by Frecciargento" Frank c. 20/09/2016
Best way to travel without the hassle of busy roads. Fast and efficient. Service on board was good and the journey was comfortable. Staff were friendly. Value for money Convenience
- "Train Trip Firenze to Padova" Frank c. 18/09/2016
Excellent way to travel and see the Italian landscape. Loved the comfort and the service of drinks and snack provided. Train was on time and arrived on time. Recommend to anyone who is thinking of travelling by train. Value for money Convenience
- "Great Service" Lucy r. 15/09/2016
Train on time, carriage was cool and quiet! Value for money Convenience
- "Italian train travel" Susan c. 10/09/2016
Train travel through Italy is easy. The trains run on time, are comfortable and convenient. Recommend it. Value for money Convenience
- "Train" John Robert m. 03/09/2016
just a ride, nothing special Value for money Convenience
- "Excellent 1st class" Nikolaos p. 02/09/2016
Everything in 1st class carriage was clean, spacious and comfortable. Just be aware that you do need to load your own luggage on and off the train and there is limited space for large suitcases. Value for money Convenience
- "Italian trains" Tiffany w. 29/08/2016
Great experience traveling by train in Italy. Stations are easy to get to, trains are clean and efficient. You arrive at your destination relaxed and ready to explore a new city. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to get around Italy. Only tip - travel like an Italian with small suitcases that can easily fit above or below seats and quick to pull onto trains. Enjoy your travels! Value for money Convenience
- "Excellent experience" Peter t. 28/08/2016
Very convenient and great way to travel far easier than flying. Thoroughly recommend Raileurope. Value for money Convenience
- "Rail - Venice to Florence" Gary s. 24/08/2016
Comfortable, affordable and on time. Value for money Convenience
- "Great trip" Charles m. 23/08/2016
We did the first class trip and found it terrific. Service was excellent and it was relaxing, efficient and on time. We were on a strict timetable so this was appreciated. Value for money Convenience
- "Slow journey" Caitlin o. 19/08/2016
The journey was slow and the train was quite dirty and smelly. good luggage storage though. Value for money Convenience
- "Italian train trips" Gregory a. 18/08/2016
We were in business class, and the trip was great, however the food and drink service was a little disappointing. The water was luke warm for the cup of tea and coffee. Convenience