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) :
Print @ home
Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.
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. In some cases. Normally, your bicycle must be boxed and placed in a separate car, or it might have to be transported on a separate train. Extra charges may apply, and you must arrange bike transport locally. Bikes are allowed as checked luggage on the EC, IC, ICE, and TGV trains. The bike must be wrapped, with the wheels and pedals detached, and the handlebars parallel to the frame.
- A. You will be able to book a Thalys ticket 90 days in advance.
- A. Yes you can buy a German Rail Pass separately from your German Rail Pass. However, you will have to use it in complementary with your German Rail Pass. We strongly recommend that you buy your Extension together with your rail pass, so as to make sure that you are going to receive them at the same time.
- A. Thalys trains offer two classes of travel: 1st class with Comfort 1 and 2nd class with Comfort 2. In Comfort 1, reclining seats will offer you a high level of comfort. Sockets for laptop or mobile phone are also available on some carriages as well as free newspapers on major routes. Wi-Fi is free in Thalys Comfort 1 and in 2nd class with flexible tickets. In 2nd class (Comfort 2), you will get access to a bar-buffet car offering food and refreshments for purchase. Wi-Fi is available at an additional cost in second class for more restrictive tickets.
- A. Eurostar Direct Services can connect you directly from London to Paris, but also Brussels, Lille, Disneyland Paris and on a seasonal basis to Avignon in summer and to the French Alps during winter with a single weekly connection.
- A. A youth pass is valid for any traveler who is 25 years of age and younger.
- A. You can print your Thalys ticket directly from your printer at home or retrieve it from the self-service machines available in FRANCE ONLY before boarding your Thalys train.
- A. Our popular Swiss Card provides 1 roundtrip by rail from any Swiss airport or border to 1 single destination. It also includes a 50% discount on all Swiss railways, lake steamers, postal buses, and excursions to mountaintops.
- A. With a Eurail Italy pass, you can get free and discounted ferry crossings, as well as other great offers in museums and monuments. 1st class pass holders are entitled to free transfers between Roma Fiumicino Airport and Roma Termini train station on the Leonardo Express and also between Pisa airport and Florence central station.
- A. From London to Paris and vice versa, Eurostar offers frequent service: every 30 minutes during peak hours and approximately once per hour during non-peak time. During the peak summer season, up to 24 trains run daily to Paris. From London to Brussels and vice versa, service is offered approximately every 2 hours. During summer, Eurostar offers daily service to Disneyland Paris. During winter, there is 1 train a week.
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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