Italian trains: Intercity
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Italian trains: Intercity
Italian Intercity trains
Operated by Trenitalia, Italy’s national railway company, Intercity trains are ideal to travel between major cities and towns. Slower than high speed trains, Intercity are ideal to discover Italy at a less frenetic pace. Intercity trains in Italy are equipped with first and second class carriages. Intercity trains operating at night are called Intercity Notte.
Popular journeys and travel durations
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Booking and printing optionsBooking :
- Italian trains: Intercity tickets are open for booking 90 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.
- Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.
Experience the service
Intercity trains call at Stazione Ferroviaria Pisa Centrale, when stopping in Pisa.
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|Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom. small>|
|Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought. small>|
|Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip. small>|
Interactive Rail Map
- A. Book 1 passenger at a time, and select the Single compartment. You will need to do this step twice, once for each passenger.
- A. Frecciarossa trains run on the high-speed line connecting Turin to Salerno, Northern to Southern Italy and more particularly Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome, and Naples. These trains connect Bologna to Florence in just 37 minutes and Rome to Milan in less than 3 hours. Travel time between Milan and Florence is just 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- A. The term "Gender Specific" means that these compartments will not allow male and female passengers to travel in the same compartment. The exception to this condition is if you and your travel companion(s) intend on using all beds within the compartment. Trains in which this condition applies are: Elipsos, CNL, Lusitania, Spanish Night trains.
Q. Under train tickets and schedules, does the fare represent a per person rate or total for everyone?A. Our "Train Tickets and Schedules" section calculates the total cost of your outbound journey first, and it includes the cost for the number of people that you specify. Once you choose an outbound journey, the costs of the return journey appear.
- A. No. A ticket allows you to board the train, but does not guarantee you a seat. You must make a seat reservation to have a guaranteed seat on the train. NOTE: On certain trains tickets and reservations are sold together as one ticket.
- A. You can request 2 passengers in a double compartment. If there are no Double compartments available, you can then book a shared T3 but keep in mind, the third bed will be occupied by another passenger.
- A. First class on the Lyria offers large comfortable reclining seats and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase. Second class on the Lyria offers generous legroom and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase.
- A. Toilets are easily accessible on all the trains and are usually marked with the letters WC. Toilets can usually be found at the front or back of each train car (also known as a coach), and will include a sink, toilet and a locking door.
- A. You will need to first figure out who wants to share, and who does not. Once you have your travel party broken down, request the number of passengers who want to share a room together and request as either a 1, 2 or 3 person room. Request each compartment separately until all passengers have been reserved in a room.
- A. Discounted Senior rates for travelers 60 and older are available on the following passes: Balkan Flexipass-1st class BritRail Consecutive and Flexipass 1st class, BritRail England Consecutive and Flexipass 1st Class France Rail Pass, 1st Class Eurail Ireland Pass - 2nd Class Eurail Romania Pass - 1st class
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Reviews & ratings Italian trains: Intercity
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- "Perugia to Rome " Vincent d. 15/06/2016
No train between 11.00hrs and 18.00hrs on a Sunday is a very long gap. Trip itself was excellent Value for money Convenience
- "European Grains" Carolyn c. 22/11/2015
Train was very smooth, clean and comfortable. It is a shame that the design for getting onto the train is bad, high steps (too bad if you have any incapacity or are short) and certainly not good for trying to get luggage on board. Suggestion - add a luggage booking service
- "Good train - on time" Vicki h. 14/11/2015
Train was on time and very good. Tricky with heavy luggage but OK Value for money Convenience
- "Welcome to Italy!" Candy a. 30/09/2015
Great introduction to our stay in Bologna! All good in terms of comfort, service Value for money Convenience
- "Venice to Perugia via Florence" Dianne g. 03/08/2015
This was a fast train and advice Value for money Convenience
- "Firenze to Pisa" Leanne s. 20/07/2015
Although no allocated seats, a very comfortable journey. Value for money Convenience
- "Excellent" Kaye o. 21/06/2015
A pleasure to travel on this train. Value for money Convenience
- "Torino to Foggia" Nigel d. 02/06/2015
This was an overnight train journey. We had a sleeper / bunk compartment as we traveled first class. The sleeper cabin is rather small and cramped, but the bed was very comfortable and we had a good sleep on the train. The amenities provided were good. However, the toilets in the compartment were not working and were closed; so we had to go across to the next compartment at night to use the toilets there. It was good value for money and other than that we arrived at Foggia at 0530am and had to get up early, the journey was good. Value for money Convenience
- "Great train journey" Peter s. 15/05/2015
Excellent train that avoided several train changes for a journey between Bordeaux and Toulouse. Value for money Convenience
- "Frecciabianca very average" Rhona c. 11/05/2015
The Frecciabianca is a bit of a come down after the rossa trains but it is still a very convenient way to get around. So long as you do not pay too much for the ticket it is fine. Value for money Convenience
- "No Hassle Travel" Ian g. 07/05/2015
This was the third leg of our trip (the first was by local train) from Cinque Terre to Florence. The train travel allowed us to get quickly and efficiently from where we were staying (with very limited car access) to the centre of Florence where we rented a car for Tuscany trips, with only about 700 metres of walking in total. We coule relax and enjoy, without worrying about getting lost! Travel light as luggage space is limited and we ( 4 adults)needed to use up extra seats for luggage. Value for money Convenience
- "See the countryside" Ian g. 05/05/2015
This trip was the third leg of ourtrip from Nice to Cinque Terre. Train was comfortable and reserved seats reduced any worry. However, limited luggage storage and joining the train part way along its journey meant that luggage had to palced in the corridor and needed to be watched at each of the few stops. Only concern was the lack of approaching station announcements, but we managed quite well.
- "smooth ride" Siong Kai n. 05/05/2015
no dramas Value for money Convenience
- "go intercity services" Susan k. 30/04/2015
Very easy , cheap and informative to get around, Wished Australia had a service like your country I would use it all the time and not my car Value for money Convenience
- "airport service" Lisa r. 27/04/2015
good service. a bit expensive though Value for money Convenience