Italy by train
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Italy by train
Explore Italy by high-speed-train. Frequent Italo and FrecciaRossa trains run between the wonderful cities of Rome, Milan, Florence and Venice. All train stations are centrally located in the city centres, no long airport transfers needed. In Venice the trains arrives on the island direct at the Canal Grande, The Florence Duomo is only 10 minutes from the Santa Maria Novella-station.
Travel by train through Italy. Book a rail pass for various days or a single ticket. For Italy you can book the Interrail One Country Pass and Eurail One Country Pass. When travelling on a Interrail or Eurail Pass you can make your reservations on Happyrail.com as well. Simply fill in your departure and destination station to book the reservation. For single tickets you can click here to contact us.
How to book cheap train tickets to and in Italy
International tickets from France start at €15 for Thello-trains from Marseille and Nice to Milan and €29 for TGV-tickets from Paris and Lyon to Torino and Milan. Both trains require a compulsory reservation. Switzerland is connected by EuroCity-trains from Basel/Zürich/Geneve to Milan, fares start at €9 including seat reservation. Tickets are for sale from 3 months before departure.
Cheap "Europa-Spezial"-fares are available on through trains from Germany to Italy, starting at €39 for trips from Munich to Verona, Bologna and Venice. For the night trains from Münich and Vienna to Venice, Milan, Florence and Rome fares start at €29 in a seat, €49 in a couchette and €69 in a sleeping compartment for 2 persons.
Domestic "Economy" and "Super Economic"-fares start at €9 for short distances and €19 for longer distances on Trenitalia's FrecciaRossa, FrecciaBianca and FrecciaArgento-services. These fares are also available on InterCity services. Tickets for the private Italo-trains between Torino, Milan, Florence, Rome, Naples and Salerno start at €9 for Smart Class.
Buy tickets in advance
You can buy all train tickets in Italy in advance. This has a lot of advantages:
- It's cheaper. Promo fares are sometimes up to three times cheaper than if you buy your tickets at the station
- You will have a seat for the train you want to take. In high season it often happens that a train is fully booked
- You avoid long queues at the ticket encounter at Italian train stations
- You avoid language problems at the ticket encounter
- It's convenient: all your trips are booked, you're ready to go on a relaxed holiday
How to travel by train to and in Italy
Three direct TGV-trains run from Paris and Lyon to Torino and Milan. Thello operates a EuroCity-service from Marseille (1 train daily) and Nice (3 trains daily) to Genova and Milan. Regional trains operate from Nice to the border town of Ventimiglia and over the scenic Tende-Railway from Nice to Tende and Torino. A Thello-night train connects Paris with Milan and Rome each day.
Switzerland is connected by daily EuroCity-services from Geneve (2 times daily), Basel-Bern (4 times daily), Basel-Lucerne (1 time daily) and Zürich (6 times daily) to Milan. Regional trains operate frequent from Brig to Domodossola and Lugano to Como and Milan. The scenic Bernina Railway runs from Chur and St Moritz to Tirano every hour with connections to Milan. The Centovalli-Railway from Domoddosola to Locarno is also very scenic.
From Germany and Austria EuroCity connections are available from Munich and Innsbruck every 2 hours to Bolzano and Verona, 2 trains continue to Bologna and 2 to Venice. A daily EuroCity-service operates from Vienna to Venice. A EuroNight/CityNightLine operates from Munich and Vienna to Venice, Florence, Milan and Rome. Regional trains run from Brennero to Bolzano, San Candido to Lienz and Villach to Tarvisio.
Domestic high speed trains run every hour or more frequent from Torino, Venice and Milan to Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples. The state railway Trenitalia operates FrecciaRossa-trains with speeds up to 340 kph. The private railway NTV competes with the Italo-high speed train which operates almost every hour on the main routes, but less frequent to other destinations. The Intercity supplements the connections and runs several times daily.
Interrail One Country Pass
A European Rail Pass for European citizens...
With a Interrail One Country Pass Italy you can travel for a various days throughout Italy. At Happyrail.com you can make your seat reservations on the trains as well. This is possible to do before your travels and during your travels.
A European Rail Pass for non-European citizens...
With a Eurail One Country Pass Italy you can travel for a various days throughout Italy. At Happyrail.com you can make your seat reservations on the trains as well. This is possible to do before your travels and during your travels.
Train fares for groups are generally more affordable than individual tickets. To major destinations of NS International, Deutsche Bahn and SNCF you can book up to 9 persons. For other destinations groupfares start from 6 adults.
Take your pet with you on holiday! Large pets travel on their own ticket. For smaller pets you can carry them in a travel bag. All enquiries for taking your pet on holiday by train you can click here to contact us.
In most trains there is a place designed for wheelchairs. When travelling there is a possibility to arrange a help service when hopping-on and hopping-off the train. For enquiries you can click here to contact us. Please let us know the size of the wheelchair and your travel wishes.