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Frecciarossa

Frecciarossa trains are the flagship trains of Trenitalia's high-speed service. They are able to reach a speed of 300 km / h and make 187 daily connections with frequent departures across Italy.

Frecciarossa trains stand out for their comfort, ultramodern design, maximum travelling speed and reduced environmental impact. They have 4 levels of service: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive.

The Frecciarossa operate on the following routes:

  • Turin – Salerno, 111 trains a day with stops in Milan, Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples. 2 trains a day extend their travel north to Brescia and 2 south to Taranto;
  • Venice – Turin, 26 trains a day with stops in Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Brescia and Milan;
  • Trieste - Turin, 46 trains a day with stops in Udine, Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Brescia, Milan and Turin;
  • Milan – Bari, 4 trains a day with stops in Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana, Bologna, Rimini, Ancona, Pescara and Foggia.
  • Genoa - Venice, 2 trains a day with intermediate stops in Milan, Brescia and Padua.

 

Frecciarossa news in 2018

New connection Genoa to Venice

In March Trenitalia introduced a new connection between Genoa and Venice with intermediate stops in Milan, Brescia, Verona, Vicenza and Padua.

There are two daily trips: the morning departing from Genoa Brignole at 6:58 am and arriving in Venice Santa Lucia at 11:10 am and the afternoon departing from Venice SL at 3:50 pm and arriving in Genova Brignole at 8:03 pm.

The price of tickets in the basic fare starts at € 29 for the Genoa - Milan section and from € 61 for the Genoa - Venice section, but if you buy in advance with the Super Economy fare, prices drop to € 14.90 and € 19.90 respectively

Frecciarossa 1000 from Turin - Milan - Venice

The Frecciarossa 1000 trains also operate on the Turin - Milan - Venice route with 4 connections a day departing from Torino Porta Nuova at 7:05 am and 3:05 pm and from Venice Santa Lucia at 6:20 am and 5.20 pm.

 

New connection Perugia - Milan - Turin

In February 2018 Trenitalia introduced a new connection from Perugia to Turin via Milan.

There are currently two trains per day: one in the morning departing from Perugia at 5:13 am arriving in Milan at 8:30 and in Turin at 9:55 and one in the evening leaving from Milan at 6:45 pm and arriving in Perugia at 10:18 pm.

In both directions the Frecciarossa make stops in Arezzo, Florence Santa Maria Novella, Bologna and Reggio Emilia AV.

The basic cost is € 54.90 to Milan and € 35.90 to Perugia, but if you book in advance with the Super Economy fare, the cost drops to € 29.90 and € 19.90 respectively.

 

Service levels

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

  • Free and unlimited WiFi
  • Electric sockets at every seat
  • A toilet in every carriage (a disabled toilet is available in carriage 3)
  • FRECCE portal with access to movies, TV series, online magazines and travel information
  • Travel monitor with information and news on the trip
  • Air conditioning
  • LED lighting
  • Large areas for suitcases and luggage
  • Reserved spaces equipped for disabled people travelling with wheelchairs
  • Changing facilties

Frecciarossa train

Standard

Features Large armchairs arranged in rows of 4 and covered in eco-leather. Ample luggage space.
Onboard services "EasyFood" catering service with food and beverage combo with 3 menu alternatives and a selection of bar products.
Services at the station Assistance available at FrecciaDesk at the station to make last minute changes

Premium

Features Large reclining seats 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. Restaurant service with a choice between 3 excellent menus consisting of a main course, a snack, dessert and water.
Services at the station Assistance available at FrecciaDesk at the station to make last minute changes.

Business

Features Large reclining seats arranged in rows and covered in leather. The distance between one row and another of armchairs is over a meter. Crystal dividing screen for greater privacy. Ample luggage space.
Onboard services Welcome service with sweet or savoury snacks plus hot and cold drinks to choose from. In the morning, a free newspaper of your choice. Restaurant service with a choice between 3 excellent menus consisting of a main course, a snack, dessert and water. The club sandwich menu is signed by chef Carlo Cracco.
Services at the station Assistance available at FrecciaDesk at the station to make last minute changes.

Executive

Features Reclining leather seats 74 cm wide, one meter and a half apart from each other and equipped with extendable leg rests. All chairs can rotate by 180 degrees so that you can always travel in the direction of the train. Only 10 seats per carriage. Access to a 6-seater meeting room with electrical sockets and a 32-inch monitor connected to a computer.
Services onboard High-quality restaurant service with gourmet meals, Illy coffee and orange juice. Gourmet meals are inspired by regional traditions and prepared with high-quality ingredients with a signature recipe for lunch and dinner signed by chef Carlo Cracco. Free newspapers and magazines.
Services at the station Free access to FrecciaClub lounges in the main stations. Personalised welcome at the departure gate with assistance during check-in in and seat assignment. Assistance available at FrecciaDesk at the station to make last minute changes.

Types of train

Frecciarossa trains are designed by the Italian company Ansaldo Breda and there are two types: Frecciarossa 1000 and Frecciarossa ETR 500.

Frecciarossa 1000

The Frecciarossa 1000 is Trenitalia's most modern high-speed train, which has been around since 2015 and can potentially reach 400 km / h.

The Frecciarossa 1000 are composed of 8 carriages and stand out for their design, maximum travel comfort, wide corridors, ergonomic seats, cutting-edge technology, acoustic soundproofing, LED lighting and almost no vibrations.

The 4 levels of service are easily identifiable both inside and outside the train thanks to indications placed on the track and near the access doors to the train. Usually, the carriages are divided as follows:

Carriage 1: Executive
Carriage 2: Business (with a quiet area)
Carriage 3: Business + Restaurant and Bistrò (with places for disabled guests and disabled toilets)
Carriage 4: Premium
Coaches 5-6-7-8: Standard

The Frecciarossa 1000 operate on the Turin to Salerno routes (some trains also reach Potenza and Taranto) and Venice to Turin. Some Frecciarossa 1000 circulate in double composition with 2 trains joined together for a total of 16 carriages and more than 900 seats.

Currently, calibration certifications are being carried out on the Milan - Rome section to reach a cruising speed of 350 km / h. Once the tests are completed, it will be possible to travel the distance between the two cities in just 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Frecciarossa 500

The Frecciarossa 500 are composed of 11 carriages.

The 4 levels of service are easily identifiable both inside and outside the train thanks to indicators placed on the track and near the access doors to the train. Usually, the carriages are divided as follows:

Carriage 1: Executive
Carriage 2, 3 and 4: Business coach
Carriage 5: Business + Restaurant and Bistrò
Carriage 6: Premium
Coaches 7-8-9-10-11: Standard

The Frecciarossa ETR 500 operates on the Venice to Salerno route with stops in Padua, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples. On the Trieste/Udine to Turin route with stops in Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Brescia and Milan and finally on the Milan to Bari route with stops in Reggio Emilia AV, Bologna, Rimini, Ancona, Pescara and Foggia.

Frecciarossa Tickets

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

The prices vary according to the selected class (Standard, Premium, Business and Executive), 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 Frecciarossa train tickets and when to book here.

How to buy at the best price


There are several ways you can find Frecciarossa 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 Frecciarossa 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 (Green Card and Silver Card) and loyalty cards (CartaFRECCIA) so you can immediately view the discounted prices;
  • Consult the Trenitalia offers currently active on this page.

Frecciarossa timetable

There are 99 Frecciarossa trains connecting Rome and Milan with a non-stop Frecciarossa at every hour between 6 am and 8 pm, while 120 are the Frecce between Rome and Bologna and 94 between Rome and Naples.

For details on train times you can consult this page.

CartaFRECCIA

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.

The FRECCE portal

The FRECCE portal is an online portal available on board all Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains through which you can connect to free WiFi and take advantage of entertainment services such as movies, TV programs, music, news and travel information.

All the services of the FRECCE portal are free, but the first time you use the portal you need to register your credentials.

The portal can be accessed via PC, Mac, Tablet and Smartphone; it is also available in the APP version that can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. The portal is compatible with the main browsers such as Chrome, Mozilla, Explorer and Safari.

WiFi on board

The WiFi service on Frecciarossa trains is free and provided by TIM via the 3G / 4G network. To access, select "WIFI Frecciarossa" or "WIFI Frecciargento" depending on the train you are travelling on and launch the internet browser to view the portal home page. If you do not see the home page you can enter the following address in the URL bar of the browser: www.portalefrecce.it.

Entertainment on the FRECCE portal

The onboard entertainment offer includes:

  • Cinema: Movies and TV programs
  • Digital newsstand: national newspapers (including Corriere, la Gazzetta, la Repubblica and mainstream press) and magazines (including Focus, Panorama, Ciak, TV Sorrisi e Canzoni e Gente)
  • Music: playlists of Italian and international music
  • News: videos and articles about the news of the day
  • Travel information: information on train punctuality, cruise speed, connections and weather.

Further information

Children

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.

WiFi onboard

Free WiFi is available on all Frecciarossa and 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

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

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