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Taking the train from Rome to Naples

Thinking about traveling from Rome to Naples by train? You’ve come to the right place!

The train from Rome to Naples usually takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes but can take just 53 minutes on the fastest services. You'll be traveling direct on this route with either Trenitalia or Italo’s high-speed trains. Both train companies offer elite levels of comfort, with reclining leather seats and free WiFi as standard.

There are around 70 trains running between Rome and Naples every day. They usually depart from Roma Termini station and arrive at Napoli Centrale station.

Located around 117 miles south of Rome, Naples is the ideal destination for a day trip or weekend break. Home to the iconic Neapolitan-style pizza, Naples is also the gateway to the historic ruins of Pompeii (check out our guide to traveling from Naples to Pompei by train), as well as the beautiful Amalfi Coast. You might even be able to see where they filmed Under the Tuscan Sun! There are plenty of things to see and do, but it can be difficult to know where to start. For inspiration, head over to our guide to discovering Naples and its surroundings.

Keen to book? Begin your search for cheap train tickets from Rome to Naples in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

If you’d like to learn more about the train journey from Rome to Naples first, keep reading for more information on:

Alternatively, you can read a review from one of our travel writers if you want to know more about what it’s like to travel from Rome to Naples by train.

Rome to Naples by train

It takes an average of 1h 4m to travel from Rome to Naples by train, over a distance of around 117 miles (189 km). There are normally 57 trains per day traveling from Rome to Naples and tickets for this journey start from $8.84 when you book in advance.

First train

00:03

Last train

22:40

Departure station

Rome

Arrival station

Naples

Journey time

From 53m

Distance

117 miles (189 km)

Frequency

57 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $8.84

Train and bus operators

Marino, Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo, Inter Saj (Bus), Fiumicino Express

Rome to Naples train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Naples for Tuesday Apr 30th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:00 13:56 56m, direct
13:25 14:20 55m, direct
13:30 14:27 57m, direct
13:38 14:48 1h 10m, direct
14:00 14:56 56m, direct
14:30 15:25 55m, direct
15:00 15:56 56m, direct
15:25 16:33 1h 8m, direct
15:30 16:27 57m, direct
15:35 16:36 1h 1m, direct

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Rome to Naples

You can travel from Rome to Naples on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.

Frecciarossa, Italo, Frecciargento and Intercity classes from Rome to Naples

Compare the different travel classes offered by Frecciarossa, Italo, Frecciargento and Intercity when traveling from Rome to Naples.

Onboard services on Frecciarossa, Italo, Frecciargento and Intercity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Rome to Naples.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Frecciarossa trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits. You’ll need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink
  • You can go to the FrecciaBistrò café-bar counter located in the middle part of the train to get snacks, main courses, and drinks.
  • You can also order your favourite meal from the comfort of your seat – go to the entertainment portal called Portale FRECCE and use the EasyBistrò service or ask a member of staff.
  • If you travel in Premium or Business Class, you’ll get a free snack and drink. If you travel in Executive Class, you’ll get a complimentary meal by the renowned TV chef Carlo Cracco.
WiFiWiFiEntertainment
  • You’ll find free WiFi on all Frecciarossa trains. Connect to their entertainment portal called Portale FRECCE and choose from a wide selection of movies, TV series, live news, eBooks, games, music, and podcasts.
  • You can also use Portale FRECCE to get the latest updates on your journey, as well as book other services that will help you reach your destination.
ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Kids under 4 can travel for free if a seat is not assigned to them. If they do have a seat, they can get 50% off Base tickets (Frecciarossa’s standard fare).
  • Children aged 4-14 also get 50% off.
  • Bimbi Gratis offer: You can also get free travel for kids under 15 plus 40% off Base tickets for adults, if you’re traveling in a family group of 2 to 5 people (including at least one adult and one child).
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with your bike for free on all Frecciarossa trains provided it’s not larger than 80 x 110 x 45cm (31.4 x 43.3 x 17.7 inches).
  • Your bike must be disassembled or folded and stored in a bag in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
PetPetPets
  • Small pets can travel on all Frecciarossa trains free of charge if they’re placed in a carrier or cage of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm (27.5 x 11.8 x 19.6 inches).
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a half-price Standard ticket, they’re kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
  • You can’t travel with bigger dogs in Executive and Premium Class, in quiet carriages and in restaurant cars.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need to request special assistance, you can call the toll-free number 800 90 60 60, which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232, which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on board. You can also charge your devices thanks to the power outlets you can find at your seat.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board free of charge. If you have a small bag or backpack, you can place it under your seat.
  • If you’re traveling with a larger bag, you can place it on the luggage racks above your seat.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits. However, if you travel in Italo Smart, your bags must not be larger than 75 x 53 x 30cm (29.5 x 20.8 x 11.8 inches).
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

While there’s no bar or restaurant car on Italo trains, you can use the vending machines on board to get snacks and drinks during your journey.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment
  • Italo trains offer free WiFi and a free entertainment portal called ItaloLive, where you can choose from a wide selection of movies, TV series, live news, eBooks, games, music, and podcasts.
  • You can also charge your devices thanks to the power outlets that are available at your seat.
ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Kids aged 0-3 travel for free on Italo trains if they don’t occupy a seat. However, if an adult travels with more than one child aged 0-3, they will need to pay for a seat.
  • Children aged 2-14 get 50% off the Flex fare if they’re traveling in Italo’s Smart Class.
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with a folding bike if it’s stored in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
  • You can travel with a traditional bike if it’s disassembled and placed in a bag that is not larger than 80 x 110 x 40cm (31.4 x 43.3 x 15.7 inches).
PetPetPets
  • Pets under 10kg (22 lbs) can travel for free on all Italo trains provided they’re placed in a carrier or cage
  • Pets over 10kg (22 lbs) will need a ticket to travel with you. They must also be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility are available on Italo trains. They’re usually located next to an accessible toilet. All accessible toilets also have tactile and Braille signs.

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on all Italo trains, as well as power outlets at every seat.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Frecciargento trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits. You’ll need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink
  • You can go to the FrecciaBistrò café-bar counter located in the middle part of the train to get snacks, main courses, and drinks.
  • You can also order your favorite meal from the comfort of your seat – go to the entertainment portal called Portale FRECCE and use the EasyBistrò service or ask a member of staff.
  • If you travel in First Class, you’ll get a free bottle of water, coffee and a savoury or sweet snack.
WiFiWiFiEntertainment
  • You’ll find free WiFi on all Frecciargento trains. Simply connect to their entertainment portal called Portale FRECCE and choose from a wide selection of movies, TV series, live news, eBooks, games, music, and podcasts.
  • You can also use Portale FRECCE to get the latest updates on your journey, as well as book other services that will help you reach your destination.
ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Kids under 4 can travel for free if a seat is not assigned to them. If they do have a seat, they can get 50% off Base tickets (standard fare).
  • Children aged 4-14 also get 50% off.
  • Bimbi Gratis offer: You can also get free travel for children under 15, plus 40% off Base tickets for adults, if you’re traveling in a family group of 2 to 5 people (including at least one adult and one child).
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with your bike for free on all Frecciargento trains, provided it’s not larger than 80 x 110 x 45cm (31.4 x 43.3 x 17.7 inches).
  • Your bike must be disassembled or folded and stored in a bag in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
PetPetPets
  • Small pets can travel on all Frecciargento trains free of charge if they’re placed in a carrier or cage with max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm (29.5 x 20.8 x 11.8 inches).
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a ticket, they’re kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need to request special assistance, you can call the toll-free number 800 90 60 60, which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232, which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on board. You can also charge your devices thanks to the power outlets you can find at your seat.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Trenitalia's Intercity trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits. You’ll need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You can get snacks and drinks from the vending machines available in car 3. Gluten-free and lactose-free options are available too.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

At the moment, Intercity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. However, you can make use of your internet data, as well as charge your devices thanks to the power outlets that are available at your seat.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Children under 4 can travel for free if a seat is not assigned to them. If they do have a seat, they can get 50% off Base tickets (standard fare).
  • Children aged 4-14 also get 50% off.
  • Bimbi Gratis offer: You can also get free travel for children under 15 plus 40% off Base tickets for adults, if you’re travelling in a family group of 2 to 5 people (including at least one adult and one child).
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with your bike for free on all Intercity trains, provided it’s not larger than 80 x 110 x 45cm (31.4 x 43.3 x 17.7 inches). Your bike must be disassembled or folded and stored in a bag in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
  • If you can't fold your bike, some Intercity trains allow you to take your bike on board. However, you’ll need to book a space and buy a ticket. There are 6 bike spaces in car 3 and 2 e-bike chargers.
PetPetPets
  • Small pets can travel on all Intercity trains free of charge, if they’re placed in a carrier or cage of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm (29.5 x 20.8 x 11.8 inches).
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a ticket, they’re kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need to request special assistance, you can call the toll-free number 800 90 60 60 which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232, which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on all Intercity trains.

Cheap train tickets from Rome to Naples

The price of train tickets from Rome to Naples starts at $8.84 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Rome to Naples by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How to get from Rome airports to the city center

Flying into Rome and not sure how to get from the airport to the city center? Read on for more information on how to get to the heart of the city from each of Rome’s airports.

Rome has two major airports:

  • Fiumicino Airport
  • Ciampino Airport

Each airport is well-connected to the city center thanks to Rome’s extensive rail and bus network. Trains are usually the quickest way to get from the airport to the city center.

How to get to Rome train stations

Trains to Naples depart from either Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina station.

Getting to Roma Termini station

You can easily reach Roma Termini station with one of the following modes of transport:

  • Metro: From the city center, you can take lines A and B, which stop at Termini
  • Trams: From the city center, lines 5 and 14 will take you to Roma Termini
  • Buses: Depending on where you’re traveling from, there are various buses available from the city center to Roma Termini, including C2, C3, H, M, 16, 38, 40, 64, 75, 82, 85, 90, 92, 105, 170, 175, 217, 310, 360, 649, 714, and 910. They all stop at Stazione Termini (Termini station)
  • Trains: If you’re traveling from another Italian city, you can take a high-speed train operated by Trenitalia or Italo or a regional train operated by Trenitalia. For example, trains from Florence to Rome take a little over an hour on the fastest services.

How to get to Roma Tiburtina station

Roma Tiburtina is the second largest railway station in Rome after Roma Termini. Located in the north-eastern part of the city, this station is served by:

  • Metro line B
  • Buses 71, 111, 135, 409, 490, 492, 495 and 649 and night buses N17 and N23
  • Trains from different Italian cities, including Venice, Florence, and Milan.

First Class Lounges available at Roma Termini station

Waiting for your train has never been so relaxing! Both Italo and Frecciarossa welcome you in dedicated First Class Lounges with everything you need to sit back and relax before you travel.

Italo Club Lounge

Italo Club Lounges are for Club Executive passengers, as well as Italo Più Privilege and Platinum holders and Italo Più Corporate Privilege and Corporate Platinum holders. You’ll find the following amenities at the Lounge in Roma Termini station:

  • Breakfast in the morning
  • Savory snacks, pizza, and dessert for lunch
  • Crisps, peanuts, taralli (similar to crackers) and other savory bites for a great aperitivo
  • Espresso, cappuccino, tea, water, and juices
  • A sitting area with comfortable sofas
  • Free WiFi and power outlets
  • Toilets.

Free Italo Fast Track service

Italo Fast Track service allows faster boarding thanks to a dedicated lane. This service is for Prima or Club Executive ticket holders, as well as Italo Più Premium, Privilege, Platinum, and Italo Più Corporate holders. You can make use of Italo’s free Fast Track service at Roma Termini’s platform 12.

FRECCIALounge at Roma Termini station

You can get free access to the FRECCIALounge at Roma Termini station if you have:

  • CartaFRECCIA Oro or Platino (types of Trenitalia loyalty cards)
  • An Executive or Salottino ticket
  • A carnet 10 viaggi or 15 viaggi for Business or Executive Class (First Class) – it’s a group of single tickets valid for 10 or 15 journeys respectively.

At FRECCIALounge, you’ll get to enjoy a Working Area with power outlets and free WiFi, as well as a Bistrot Area offering a wide range of snacks and drinks.

Free Frecciarossa Fast Track service

If you want to skip the line, you can board your train using Frecciarossa’s Fast Track service – it’s opposite platforms 9 and 10 at Roma Termini station. You’ll need to have one of the following:

  • One of Trenitalia’s loyalty cards such as CartaFRECCIA Platino, CartaFRECCIA Oro or CartaFRECCIA Argento
  • A ticket to travel in Frecciarossa Executive or Business Class on a Frecciarossa 1000 train.

Train stations between Rome and Naples

Your Italo or Frecciarossa train from Rome to Naples will call at the following stations:

Arriving in Naples

​Trains departing from Rome arrive at Napoli Centrale station (Naples’ central station), which is around a 15-minute walk away from the city’s historic center.

Using public transport in Naples

There is a wide array of transport options to get you around the city, including bus, tram, metro and a funicular railway. Keep reading for more details.

Naples’ metro system

There are two main metro lines in Naples, lines 1 and 2. Services run from about 06:00 am to around 11:00 pm:

  • Metro Line 1 runs from Napoli Centrale (Garibaldi) to Vomero and the northern suburbs, with stops at Università (southern edge of the historic center or centro storico), Municipio (ferry/hydrofoil terminal), Toledo (near the famous Via Toledo and Quartieri Spagnoli streets), Dante (western edge of the historic center) and Museo (where the National Archaeological Museum is).
  • Metro Line 2 runs from Gianturco to Napoli Centrale (Garibaldi) and onto Pozzuoli with stops at Piazza Cavour (northern edge of the historic center), Piazza Amedeo (where Via Chiaia is) and Mergellina (Mergellina ferry/hydrofoil terminal).

You can buy metro tickets at tabacchi (tobacco stores), news kiosks, and ticket machines at metro stations.

Ferries or hydrofoils

There are three ferry or high-speed hydrofoil ports in Naples – Mergellina, Beverello, and Porta di Massa. They connect the city to the nearby islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, as well as to the coastal resort of Sorrento.

Ferries and hydrofoils for Capri, Sorrento, Ischia and Procida depart from Beverello. Ferries and hydrofoils for Capri, Ischia, and Procida depart from Mergellina.

Funicular railways in Naples

There are 4 funicular railways (inclined railways) in Naples. They can take you up the hill to the Vomero district where you'll find fabulous views. Castel Sant'Elmo and Certosa and Museum of San Martino are major attractions you can easily reach with the funicular railway:

  • Funicolare Centrale runs from Piazzetta Augusteo to Piazza Fuga
  • Funicolare di Chiaia runs from Via del Parco Margherita to Via Domenico Cimarosa
  • Funicolare di Montesanto runs from Piazza Montesanto to Via Raffaele Morghen
  • Funicolare di Mergellina runs from the waterfront at Via Mergellina to Via Manzoni.

Naples’ buses and trams

Although there’s no central bus station in Naples, Piazza Garibaldi is the main hub of bus and tram transport. You'll find a bus stop at most major intersections, but you'll need to walk to reach many of the tourist sites that can be found among the historic center’s narrow streets.

Buses generally run from around 05:00 am to about 11:00 pm. A handful of buses, marked with an 'N' before their route number, run through the night. Some routes do not run on Sundays and public holidays.

Traveling by train and ferry from Naples to Capri, Ischia or Procida

Planning a weekend getaway to the beautiful islands of Capri, Ischia or Procida? Thanks to the collaboration between Trenitalia and SNAV, one of the largest ferry companies in Southern Europe, you can get one ticket to travel by both train and ferry. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Take one of Trenitalia's trains from Rome to Naples.
  2. From Napoli Centrale station, go to the ferry port called Porto Beverello. To get there, you can either walk for about 30 minutes or take the metro line 1 bound for Piscinola, then get off at Municipio station and walk for about 5 minutes to the ferry port.
  3. From Porto Beverello, embark on the SNAV ferry to get to Capri, Ischia or Procida.

Traveling from central Naples to the airport

If you’re flying abroad from Naples, you’ll most likely depart from the city’s main airport, Napoli Capodichino. The airport is located about 3 miles north-east of Naples’ city center and can be easily reached by bus or taxi.

Buses to Naples Airport

You can take the Alibus shuttle bus to the airport from Napoli Centrale station – the journey lasts only 20 minutes. You can buy your ticket online or from the shuttle bus driver on board.

Taxis to Naples Airport

Alternatively, you can take a taxi to the airport. Journey times may change depending on traffic and where you’re traveling from.

Explore Europe by train with a Eurail Pass

After visiting Naples, why not continue exploring Europe by train? With a Eurail Pass, you can travel across 33 European countries as much as you want on participating European train networks for a set amount of travel days.

You can use a Eurail Pass if you’re not a European citizen or resident. If you're a European citizen or a non-European who is an official legal resident of a European country, you can use an Interrail Pass instead.

 

FAQs for Rome to Naples

Want to know more about your journey from Rome to Naples? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Rome to Naples take?

The average journey time by train between Rome and Naples is 1 hour and 4 minutes, with around 57 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Rome and Naples by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Naples is 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Naples cost?

Train tickets from Rome to Naples can start from as little as $8.84 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Rome to Naples?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rome to Naples without having to change trains. There are 56 direct trains from Rome to Naples each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Rome to Naples leave?

The first train from Rome to Naples leaves at 00:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rome to Naples leave?

The last train from Rome to Naples leaves at 22:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Rome and Naples by train?

Trains travelling from Rome to Naples cover a distance of around 117 miles (189 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Naples to Rome.

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team

We love helping our customers find inspiration for their next train journey. Discover some travel stories written based on our employees' experiences.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train in less than an hour

Buying my train ticket

To save some money, I booked my ticket for my trip from Rome to Naples in advance. I paid around $33 for a one-way Low Cost ticket to travel in Italo’s Smart Class – not bad! Booking in advance also meant I got my e-ticket instantly on my phone, so I didn’t have to worry about finding somewhere to print it.

Getting to Roma Termini station and boarding my train

To catch my Italo train from Rome to Naples, I traveled from Roma Termini station. As the train was departing at 1:30 pm, I arrived half an hour in advance to grab a quick bite to eat – there’s a wide range of shops and restaurants at the station, so you’ll be spoiled for choice!

After that, I went straight to the platform. As I had my e-ticket on my phone, I simply showed it to a member of staff and quickly went through the ticket gates.

My seat was in car 10 – it was very easy to find it as the number was clearly labelled on both my ticket and on the side of the train.

The train journey from Rome to Naples

Even if Smart Class is the cheapest option offered by Italo, there were still lots of amenities on board – my leather reclining seat was super comfortable, there was plenty of legroom and baggage space and I had a power outlet right next to me. Also, free WiFi was available – it worked pretty well too!

A few minutes after leaving Roma Termini, we stopped at Roma Tiburtina station, which is in the north-eastern part of the city. Just before arriving in Napoli Centrale, we stopped in the futuristic station of Napoli Afragola, a new and very modern train station designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid.

Arriving at Napoli Centrale station

We arrived at Napoli Centrale station at around 2:45 pm, 10 minutes after leaving Napoli Afragola. As soon as I got off my train, I stopped by Chalet Ciro to get some delicious babà, a famous Neapolitan rum-based pastry. You can find this little café on the right of the station’s main entrance, opposite platform 23 – it’s a must-visit if you want to try some of the best Neapolitan desserts right away!

Once you get outside the station, you’ll find yourself in Piazza Garibaldi. From here, you can walk for about 15 minutes to get to the city center. Alternatively, you can take the metro from Napoli Centrale station itself – the metro stop is called Napoli Garibaldi and is served by lines 1 and 2. Take line 1 (the yellow one) and stop at Municipio to go to the city center.

About Paola

Paola, a Trainline employee, chose to share her experience of the journey between Rome and Naples.


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