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Frecciabianca trains are part of Trenitalia's high-speed offer. They make 42 daily connections and can reach a speed of 250 km/h.

Frecciabianca run on traditional lines and connect medium and large centres that are not reached by the high-speed network. Frecciabianca trains have 1st and 2nd class.

Frecciabianca run on the following routes:

  • Milan - Lecce/Taranto with stops in Bologna, Rimini, Ancona, Pescara, Foggia e Bari
  • Venice - Bologna with stops in Padua
  • Rome - Reggio Calabria with stops in Naples, Salerno and Lamezia Terme
  • Genoa - Rome with stops in Pisa and Livorno
  • Turin - Ancona with stops in Piacenza and Bologna


Service levels

All levels of service on Frecciabianca trains enjoy the following onboard services:

  • Large seats with folding tables
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric sockets at every seat
  • LED lighting
  • Coat hangers
  • Large areas for suitcases and luggage
  • Sound diffusion system
  • 2 reserved spaces equipped for disable people travelling with wheelchairs
  • A toilet in every carriage (a disabled toilet is available in carriage 3)
  • Changing facilities

First class


Large armchairs arranged in rows of 4 and covered in leather.

Ample luggage space.

Onboard services

Welcome service with sweet or savoury snacks and 9 hot and cold drinks to choose from.

In the morning, a free newspaper of your choice.

Services at the station Assistance available at FrecciaDesk at the station to make last minute changes.

Second class


Large armchairs arranged in rows of 4 and covered in eco-leather.

Ample luggage space.

Onboard services A bar/dining car in the middle of the train.
Services at the station Assistance available at FrecciaDesk at the station to make last minute changes.

Types of train

Frecciabianca are Gran Comfort and UIC-Z1 refurbished trains. There are three types of Frecciabianca:

Ordinary Frecciabianca

They run on the Adriatic routes such as Milan - Lecce / Taranto with stops in Bologna, Rimini, Ancona, Pescara, Foggia and Bari. They are made of 9 carriages, as follows:

  • 2 first-class carriages
  • 7 second-class carriages (including a bar/dining car)

Frecciabianca ETR 460

The trains consist of 9 carriages, as follows:

  • 3 first-class carriages
  • 5 second-class carriages
  • 1 bar/dining car

Frecciabianca ETR 470

The trains are made of 9 carriages, which are divided as follows:

  • 3 first-class carriages
  • 5 second-class carriages
  • 1 bar/dining car

Frecciabianca Tickets

Trenitalia offers 3 types of tickets for Frecciabianca trains: Super Economy, Economy and Base.

The prices vary according to the selected class (first or second), the use of a discount or loyalty card, the number of places already sold and still available plus proximity to the departure date. Find out more about Frecciabianca train tickets and when to book.

How to buy at the best price

There are several ways you can find Frecciabianca tickets at the best price and save money. Whether it's a business trip or a leisure trip, our travel planner can help you find the best available tickets for the days you want to travel.

To find the best Frecciabianca tickets on the website or the Trainline app you can:

  • Select the "least expensive" filter when searching for the ticket, this allows you to always find the lowest available price for the selected route;
  • Add to your Trainline account the discount cards (Carta Verde and Carta Argento) and loyalty cards (CartaFRECCIA) so you can immediately view the discounted prices;
  • Check the Trenitalia offers that are currently available.

Frecciabianca Timetable

Frecciabianca’s winter timetable is available from 10th December 2017 to 9th June 2018.

For more information, you can check our page about train times.



CartaFRECCIA is Trenitalia's loyalty card and allows you to accumulate points and buy tickets for Frecciarossa trains at discounted prices. Every euro spent to travel on the Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains is equivalent to 1 CartaFRECCIA point.

CartaFRECCIA special -50%

To travel on Frecciarossa on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 2 pm with a 50% discount on the price of the Base ticket.

CartaFRECCIA Young

Discounts between 30% and 50% on the Base price for young people under 30.

CartaFRECCIA Senior

Discounts between 30% and 50% on the Base price for seniors over 60 years.

Further information


0 - 4 years with no reserved seat: they can travel for free but must sit on the lap of a travelling adult. This applies to all Frecciarossa service levels. With assigned seats: they are entitled to a 50% reduction compared to the Base rate.

4 – 15 years: 50% reduction compared to the basic fare on all Frecciarossa trains.

Onboard WiFi

Free WiFi is available on all Frecciargento trains. To connect, simply select the WIFI network onboard (WIFI Frecciarossa or WIFI Frecciargento) and launch the internet browser.

Buffet car

FrecciaBistrò restaurant service is available on all Frecce and offers snacks and drinks as well as a breakfast and lunch menu. Frecciarossa trains also offer a restaurant service on board and the Freccirossa 1000 Rome to Milan trains offers a service called Easy Gourmet with an excellent menu.

Travelling with pets

Small dogs, cats and other small pets are allowed onboard all Trenitalia trains as long as they are kept in special containers (with dimensions max 70 cm x 30 cm x 50 cm).

Dogs of a larger size are allowed on board the Frecciarossa (with the exception of the hours from 7 to 9 am from Monday to Friday) only if kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle. Larger dogs will also require a ticket which is reduced by 50%. Assistance dogs are admitted for free on all Trenitalia trains, without any charge.

Travelling with a bike

Folding bikes are allowed on any Trenitalia train as long as they are stored in the special spaces reserved for baggage.

Traditional bikes, on the other hand, are allowed on all Trenitalia trains provided they are disassembled and placed in special bags (max dimensions are 80 cm x 110 cm x 40 cm).


Luggage is free on all Trenitalia trains with ample, dedicated spaces on Frecciargento trains.

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