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

Main routesTravel time
Pisa-Genova2h17
Venice-Trieste1h53

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • 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

Before boarding

Intercity trains call at Stazione Ferroviaria Pisa Centrale, when stopping in Pisa.

Onboard

Classes and facilities offered by InterCity trains
First classSecond class
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.



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  • "Perugia to Rome "    
    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"    
    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"    
    Train was on time and very good. Tricky with heavy luggage but OK    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Welcome to Italy!"    
    Great introduction to our stay in Bologna! All good in terms of comfort, service    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Venice to Perugia via Florence"    
    This was a fast train and advice    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Firenze to Pisa"    
    Although no allocated seats, a very comfortable journey.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent"    
    A pleasure to travel on this train.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Torino to Foggia"    
    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"    
    Excellent train that avoided several train changes for a journey between Bordeaux and Toulouse.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Frecciabianca very average"    
    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"    
    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"    
    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"    
    no dramas    Value for money  Convenience
  • "go intercity services"    
    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"    
    good service. a bit expensive though    Value for money  Convenience
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