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.
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
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. There are no check-in or customs procedures before boarding TGV trains. However, you must be onboard at the latest 2 minutes prior to the departure time, beyond which access to the train cannot be guaranteed. Ticket control and passport checks will occur on board the train.
- A. Lyria trains offer two different classes of travel. In First class, a delicious cold at-seat meal is offered to you, no matter what time you travel. A large selection of Swiss, French, international magazines and newspapers are also available for your perusal. Onboard taxi booking service is also available from Monday to Friday. Comfortable seats will welcome you in Second class where you can also enjoy the convenience of a bar-buffet car.
- A. The following trains require reservations: Eurostar, Thalys, Lyria, all TGV's, AVE, TGV France-Italy, Renfe, Trenitalia, Riveria, Swedish trains, City Night Line, DB (German) night trains, Elipsos, and the Paris-Germany night train. To check if the train you are looking at is on of these trains you just need to look at the details on the fare results to see the type of train in the title. The Swiss Scenic trains and some of the German ICE trains will also need reservations. These are route and time specific.
- A. Italo trains offer high speed train services connecting the major cities of Italy such as Milano, Bologna, Firenze, Roma, Napoli, Salerno, Venezia, Torino and Padova. There are several daily connections between the main cities which are served by Italo. There are several daily connections between Milan and Roma and the number of connections will increase in the following years.
Q. Should Eurostar, Thalys and other High Speed Train tickets be purchased prior to your departure date?A. Many trains such as the Eurostar offer discounted tickets for advance purchase. These fares have limited availability and sell out quickly. To receive the best price on the train you want to travel on you should purchase your tickets prior to your departure so you can avoid fully booked trains.
- A. To begin using your pass, go to the ticket window at the rail station before boarding your first train and have a railroad official enter the first and last day of the validity on your pass. The railroad official will also stamp your pass and you will have to show your passport.
- A. 1st Class seats often recline, there are fewer seats per car, and there is more space for luggage. On some high-speed trains, the price of a 1st Class ticket includes a meal. 1st class is generally quieter with more business and adult passengers. 2nd Class accommodations are less expensive, but not as spacious, as there are more seats per car. For trips over 2 hours we recommend that you book 1st class.
- A. If you board a direct overnight train that departs after 7:00pm, then you use only 1 day on your pass. However, when marking the day of use for that train, be sure to mark the next day's date. If your overnight train requires a train change before midnight, then you will use 2 travel days.
- A. Gatwick Express arrives in London's Victoria Station.
- A. A consecutive-day pass provides unlimited rail travel on any day or all days for the duration of the pass. A flexipass is valid for a specific number of days within a longer period.
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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