Italian trains: Italo

Italian trains: Italo
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  • Florence - Rome: 01:32
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Italian trains: Italo

Italo, high speed trains serving main cities like Venice, Rome, Milan, Florence etc with best comfort.

Italo is a modern high speed train which serves major towns and cities across Italy. The stylish red trains travel at speeds of up to 360km/h but consume 30 per cent less energy than other high speed trains, making them the eco-friendly option. Italo is operated by the Italian network NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori). All classes are comfortable and have CCTV for increased security, wifi internet access, a business lounge and delicious food. Passengers travelling in Prima or Club will be served meals in their seat while other passengers will find self-service vending machines in coaches 3 and 7.

Popular journeys and travel durations

JourneyTravel time
Naples – Rome1 h 08
Rome – Florence1 h 27
Milan – Florence1 h 56
Rome – Bologna2 h 12
Florence – Naples2 h 42
Rome – Milan2 h 45
Milan – Naples4 h 46

Our tips

  • If you are travelling with a child under 2 years old you won’t have to pay for a ticket for them as long as they don’t require an extra seat.
  • Children (2-15 years) and Senior (over 60 years) are eligible for a discounted fare. Conditions apply.
  • If you have an Italo ticket from/to Florence, you can enjoy free travel on the buses and trams on the Ataf network in the 24 hours before or after your travel date.
  • If you have an Italy pass or another pass which includes Italy please note you won’t be offered a discount on your ticket and will have to pay the normal fare for a journey with Italo trains.
  • If the number of infants exceeds the number of adults, any additional infant will be charged at a child’s rate.

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Booking :
  • Italian trains: Italo 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.

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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.

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Italo high speed trains are synonymous of modernity, comfort and safety. Italo trains serve most major cities in Italy, allowing travellers to discover the best sights of Italy.

Italo high speed trains are operated by NTV, a group renowned for their high level of experience and professionalism. The bright red Italo trains are easily recognisable thanks to their modern allure.

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Before you board

Italo trains stop at stations all over the country but the main stations are in Rome and Milan.

In Rome there are three stations served by the high speed trains. Roma Tiburtina, Roma Termini and Roma Ostiense. Roma Tiburtina is a new station dedicated to high speed trains and is 4 km away from Roma Termini station, although you can get the metro between the two stations. Roma Ostiense station is the gateway to the airport making it the best option for business travellers.

In Milan the two stations are Milano Centrale and Milano Rogoredo. Milano Centrale is the main railway station in Milan. Milano Rogoredo railway station has a metro station and is about 10km away from the Linate airport.

Other stations served by the Italo trains are Torino Porta Nuova and Verona Porta Nuova.

You do not need to check in or go through customs for Italo trains. Just make sure you have your ticket and ID to hand on board to show the inspector.


Italo trains have three classes of service. There’s Smart (second class), Prima (first class) and the new Club class (first class).
Classes and facilities offered by Italo
First classFirst classSecond class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket.ClubPrimaSmart
Business lounge at station Get the ultimate treat before any trip, or simply an ideal place to continue working.
Video screens Ideal for entertainment, some coaches are equipped with screens.
Welcome drink Nothing more refreshing than being welcomed by a drink from the friendly staff.
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Comfortable seats Spacious leather seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Snacks and beverages Whenever you feel peckish, you can buy something on board to eat or drink.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.
Service crew For any question or help, a hostess/steward is present on board.
WiFi Internet Enjoy the freedom to read your emails, surf and listen to online music thanks to the wireless internet on board.


  • Each carriage of Italo trains is equipped with CCTV, thus allowing an increased security for the passengers.
  • If you want to have a snack or a drink, there are 2 Area Break with self-service vending machines in coach n°3 and n°7 on board the Italo trains.

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  • Q. Is there a catering service on Italo trains?

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  • Q. How many classes of travel does Italo offer?

  • Q. Are there any designated to store luggage on board the Italo trains?

  • Q. How old do you have to be to qualify for Senior Fare on Italo?

  • Q. How shall I retrieve my Italo tickets?

  • Q. What are the main destinations Italo trains connect to?

  • Q. How far in advance can I book a ticket for Italo?

  • Q. When do I need to check-in before boarding a Italo train?

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Overall rating (58)

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Excellent 60% Very good 28% Average 8% Poor 1% Terrible 4%

  • "Venice to Rome"    
    Convenient way to go from Venice to Rome. However in Venice the departures board noted the train was running 20 minutes late but the actual platform departure never showed the platform number. Luckily I asked the attendant at the gate as they were hurrying to board passengers and we would have missed the train if I didn't ask.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Love trains in Italy"    
    Great value, service and comfort    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great way to travel"    
    The whole train experience lived up to what had been advertised. Great work Italo    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Perfect"    
    1st time on European train and all worked well, seats were easy to find. Staff were great and given refreshments twice before we arrived at Venice. Great service.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Napoli to Firenze 16 09 05"    
    I enjoyed the journey very much. My only criticism Is the consistency of what can be viewed on your website, which seems to change, depending on how many visitors you have on your site. This made me feel I needed to book urgently unnecessarily, and consequently I purchased cancellation insurance. I purchased all other train tickets using Trenitalia's own website, which worked quite well.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Rome to Naples"    
    Brilliant trip, fast, clean, on time    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Holiday travel."    
    Once again we were very happy with the comfort levels etc of this service.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fast comfortable transport"    
    Short notice (under 10 minutes) at Rome about platform for departure so we had to hurry despite being early at the station. Once on board it was excellent.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Easy and comfortable"    
    First class on Italo train, we had lots of space and comfortable seats. Bought tickets early and not at full price, so it was affordable. Very fast train. Would choose this again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great way to travel"    
    1st class - very comfortable, easy and affordable would definitely do this again    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fabulous trip!"    
    Thank you for a fantastic journey from Rome to Milan. The train was clean and comfortable and I greatly enjoyed the trip.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Roma Termini - chaos reigns"    
    The system of platform allocation - just 10 minutes before departure - at Roma Termini virtually guarantees chaos. We missed our train (though we arrived an hour early at the station) because the designated platform changed - within the 10-minute interval between platform designation and departure. Despite having purchased a Rail Protection Plan, our ticket was not reimbursed and we had to buy another ticket (125R2Y - Train 9913 - 30 August 2016- Coach 7 - Seats 43, 44). I have travelled widely in Italy by train but never before encountered a station where platforms can change minutes before departure. The train journey itself was fine but the experience left me confused.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great Day trip!"    
    My Wife and I and two companions from Australia wanted to see some of the Tuscan Countryside and visit Florence for the day. We had limited time as we were joining a Mediterranean Cruise the next day, so chose fast rail to get us to Florence. The trip was very comfortable, very fast, and highly recommended.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "So good"    
    This trip was very easy. Fast, efficient, on time. Train was very clean.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "European Vacation "    
    Only way to travel through Europe    Value for money  Convenience
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