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Main train stations Napoli Centrale, Napoli Afragola
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Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, FrecciabiancaItalo

Airports Naples Airport
Public transport Metro, trams and local buses
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Cheap train tickets in Italy

 

With its world-renowned culinary traditions and a skyline dominated by Mount Vesuvius, it's little wonder that Napoli (or Naples) is one of the most-visited cities in Italy. A thriving hub of cultural activities and artistic influences, there's no shortage of things to discover here. And, thanks to its mild climate all year long, it's always the right time to plan a journey to this stunning destination.

Planning to visit Naples soon? Book your train tickets with us – you can easily get to the capital of Southern Italy from any part of the country thanks to the regular schedule of regional and high-speed trains operated by Trenitalia and Italo.

Naples train stations

Naples’ main train station is Napoli Centrale (or Naples Central Station) – it’s one of the most important train stations in Italy and is well-connected to other main cities across the country, including Rome (1h 07m), Salerno (31m), Caserta (33m), Pompeii (31m) and Florence (2h 31m).

The other major train station in the city is Napoli Afragola, a modern building created by the famous architect Zaha Hadid and served by mainly high-speed trainsFrecciarossa and Italo trains bound for Milan Central Station and Roma Termini, and Frecciargento trains bound for Villa San Giovanni.

 

Train tickets to Naples

Travelling with Trenitalia to Naples, but not sure which train ticket to buy? No worries, here’s a list of ticket fares that are available to travel on either Trenitalia Frecce or regional trains

  • Super Economy – it’s the cheapest fare, but you can’t modify your booking once confirmed or get a refund
  • Economy – still a cheap option, you can make changes to your booking only once
  • Base – it’s the standard full-price ticket, it allows you to make as many changes as you want
  • Ordinaria – fixed-price ticket based on the route, it’s valid only on regional trains

Similarly, there are three different ticket options you can choose from when travelling with Italo train –

  • Low Cost – it’s the cheapest fare, you can either make changes to your booking or get a refund after paying half of your ticket price plus the difference of the new ticket
  • Economy – still quite cheap, but it allows you to change or cancel your ticket at a lower price than the Low Cost fare
  • Flex – it’s the most flexible ticket option, you can make changes to your booking as many times as you want at no extra cost.

Popular routes

Have a look at our table below and learn more about popular routes to Naples, train types serving those routes and fastest journey times.

 

Route Fastest journey time Train
Rome to Naples 1h 07m Italo, Frecciarossa & Frecciargento
Salerno to Naples 33m Italo, Frecciarossa & Frecciargento
Florence to Naples 2h 31m Italo, Frecciarossa & Frecciargento
Milan to Naples 4h 23m Italo, Frecciarossa & Frecciabianca
Pompeii to Naples 33m Regional trains
Venice to Naples 5h 01m Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento & regional trains

 

Trenitalia Rome to Naples

The fastest journey from Rome to Naples lasts less than two hours if you travel on Frecciarossa and Frecciargento high-speed trains.

Based on your needs, you can choose one of the four classes you can find on board Frecciarossa trains – Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. While the Standard and Premium Classes correspond to a normal Standard Class, the Executive Class is Frecciarossa’s First Class – here you can enjoy plenty of space and a delicious gourmet meal service at your seat, as well as access to FrecciaClub and FrecciaLounge at Napoli Centrale train station free of charge.

If you travel in Frecciargento’s First Class, you can enjoy plenty of onboard services, including a welcome service with complimentary drinks and snacks and a newspaper of your choice.

 

How to get from Naples train station to the airport

There are no train connections between Napoli Centrale and Napoli Capodichino Airport, so you’ll need to get one of the buses operated by Alibus that connect the train station to the airport in only 15 minutes. The first bus of the day leaves from the square that is right opposite the station at 05:40, while the last one departs at 00:20 – buses run every 30 minutes.

 

Naples public transport

Naples has an efficient public transport network that allows you to easily reach both the city centre and the peripheral areas. All public transport services are operated by Azienda Napoletana Mobilità (ANM) – tickets can be single, with a limited duration (90 minutes), daily, weekly or monthly and can be purchased on board, at authorised retailers or newsstands. Buses 150, 151, 195, 602 and 650 are the ones covering the main routes to and from the city centre.

If you want to reduce your journey time, you can get around Naples by metro. Line 1, for example, reaches important landmarks such as the university, Piazza Dante and the area of ​​the Archaeological Museum. Line 2 crosses, instead, the areas of Napoli Montesanto, Mergellina and Campi Flegrei.

There are also many options for those who want to get around Naples by bike. City bikes are available for men, women and children, perfect for exploring the city streets. Those who want to venture into the surrounding area, on the other hand, can choose between electric, racing and mountain bikes.

 

What to see in Naples

Once you get off your train in Naples, get ready to discover a vibrant atmosphere and historic landmarks. Wander through narrow streets, ancient buildings and small squares and take in the authenticity of what locals call Spaccanapoli – Naples’ historic main street that extends from the so-called Spanish Quarter to the Forcella district, right in the heart of the city centre. Enjoy a 20-minute stroll from Napoli Centrale train station to this part of the city, with a visit to the Duomo, site of the Tesoro di San Gennaro (‘Treasure of St Januarius’, the patron of Naples), an essential stop along the way. Don’t worry if you feel hungry after wandering around for a while – there's plenty of delicacies to try here too, including handmade pizza and pasta, buffalo mozzarella, sfogliatella (pastry filled with ricotta cheese, vanilla, cinnamon and candied fruit) and the renowned timballo (a mouth-watering pasta pie) – Italy's tastiest specialities can literally all be found here.

Also part of the Spanish Quarter is Piazza del Plebiscito, another symbol of Napoli. Here you can admire the famous Palazzo Reale (or Royal Palace), home to the national library. Just a 3-minute walk away is Teatro San Carlo, a fascinating theatre that boasts impressive Neoclassical architecture. Continuing on past the Spanish Quarter and heading to the northernmost part of Naples, it's worth scheduling in some time for a visit to the Museo di Capodimonte – a museum that serves as the main repository of artworks in the city. Masterpieces from Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio can all be enjoyed here. Once the sightseeing is done, there's no better way to cap off the day than to head to Castel dell’Ovo (literally, ‘Egg Castle’), which is a historic fortress just a 15-minute walk away from Piazza del Plebiscito, for first-rate views of the city!

Have we not convinced you yet? Read our article What to see in Naples – 10 unmissable places and get inspired for your next train journey.

Naples to Amalfi Coast train

Every visit to Naples should also include an escape to the stunning Amalfi Coast. From Napoli Piazza Garibaldi, a train station that is just below the mainline station of Napoli Centrale, take one of Trenitalia’s regional trains bound for Vietri sul Mare-Amalfi station and you’ll be taking in the colourful villages of the Amalfi Coast in about an hour. Want to learn more about how to get to the Amalfi Coast by train and what to do there? Check out our pages about Trains to the Amalfi Coast and What to see in the Amalfi Coast for more information.

Naples to Sorrento train

If you want to visit Sorrento, you can take the local Circumvesuviana train from Napoli Centrale station and you’ll be enjoying the breath-taking views of the peninsula in about an hour. In summertime, on weekends, you can also get to Sorrento with FrecciaLink, the train + bus service offered by Trenitalia to reach the main Italian coastal towns the easiest way possible – you can start your journey by train and finish it by bus.

Want to know which other nearby cities you can explore on a day trip from Naples? Read our article about 10 sensational day trips from Naples and get ready for your next adventure!

Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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