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Known as the flagship of Trenitalia's high-speed services, Frecciarossa trains make about 200 connections across Italy per day, including major destinations like Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice and Naples. Translating to 'Red Arrow' in English, Frecciarossa trains reach speeds of 300 km/h thanks to some very clever engineering. Combine this with their comfortable ultramodern design, and you’re all set to be whisked around Italy in style. Designed by the Italian company Ansaldo Breda, Frecciarossa trains exist in two types – Frecciarossa ETR 1000, introduced in 2015, and Frecciarossa ETR 500.

Want to buy your Frecciarossa tickets online? Simply pick your origin, destination and travel date in our Journey Planner above to check times and choose the class that best suits your needs. Your next high-speed train journey in Italy is just a few clicks away.

Frecciarossa map and routes

Frecciarossa trains cover the length and breadth of Italy, making your journey around this wonderful country as smooth as possible. Take a look at our Frecciarossa route map and discover the amazing places these trains can take you.

These modern trains stand out for their comfort, speed and reduced environmental impact. There’s no need to fly between Italian hotspots – simply book your Frecciarossa tickets, step on board and relax as you glide across the country.

Frecciarossa trains operate on the following routes –

  • Turin to Salerno, with 115 trains per day stopping in Milan, Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples. 
  • Venice to Salerno, with 26 trains per day stopping in Padua, Florence, Rome and Naples
  • Trieste to Turin, with 48 trains per day stopping in Udine, Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Brescia, Milan and Turin
  • Rome Termini to Rome Fiumicino Airport, with 4 trains per day
  • Turin/Milan to Lecce, with 6 trains per day stopping in Reggio Emilia AV, Bologna, Rimini, Ancona, Pescara, Foggia and Bari.

Frecciarossa tickets

Trenitalia offers three ticket fares – Super Economy, Economy and Base. Read on to learn more about the perks of each ticket fare and pick the best option for you.

Train ticket Change time / date Refund Access to another train
Base
Economy
Super Economy

 

Ticket prices depend on the class, travel date and number of seats available.

Base

Trenitalia Base tickets are standard full-price tickets – allowing you to change the date, time or class of your ticket as much as needed at no extra cost. For more information, check out our Trenitalia Base Fare Tickets page.

Economy

This is another cheap ticket option, but it’s more flexible than the Super Economy one – you can change your travel date and time only once before your departure. Learn more on our page about Trenitalia Economy tickets.

Super Economy

The Super Economy fare is the cheapest offered by Trenitalia – but also the least flexible. You can't make any changes to your booking or ask for a refund. Visit our Trenitalia Super Economy tickets page to find out more.

Frecciarossa Executive, Business, Premium and Standard classes

Frecciarossa trains have multiple classes, each offering different levels of comfort. All Frecciarossa classes provide free and unlimited WiFi, air-conditioning, power sockets, toilets, food carriages, special luggage zone, onsite cleaning service and an onboard entertainment portal to watch movies and TV series. Premium and Business classes also provide a welcome service with complimentary snacks and drinks, while the Executive class provides a dedicated catering service offering Italian gourmet meals at your seat. Click on the class you're interested to learn more about its perks. 

Frecciarossa lounges

FrecciaLounge and FrecciaClub are the lounges provided by Trenitalia to ensure that customers can kick back and relax (or work) while waiting for their train. 

Both lounges offer free WiFi, newspapers, drinks and snacks, power sockets and travel monitors, as well as an information desk where you can ask for help in case you need to make changes to your booking. FrecciaLounge also provides a meeting room with an LCD screen, which can be useful if you're travelling on a business trip, as well as a more relaxing and wider space to enjoy while you wait for your train.

Here are the train stations where you can find FrecciaLounge:

Here are the train stations where you can find FrecciaClub:

You can access FrecciaClub if you have CartaFRECCIA Argento and FrecciaLounge if you have CartaFRECCIA Oro or Platino, an Executive or Business Salottino ticket or a First Class/Business/Executive 10 journeys carnet.

Frecciarossa timetable

Have a look at our table below for journey times of Frecciarossa’s main routes.

Frecciarossa routes Journey time Trains per day*
Roma Termini to Milan Central Station (direct) 2h 55m 44
Milan Central Station to Bologna Centrale 59m 33
Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale 34m 48
Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale 1h 07m 41
Napoli Centrale to Venezia Mestre 4h 53m 6
Milan Central Station to Venezia Mestre 2h 26
Torino Porta Susa to Venezia Mestre 3h 10
Milan Central Station to Trieste 3h 49m 4
Milan to Bari Centrale 6h 45m 9
Salerno to Milan Central Station 4h 39m 6

 

*The number of trains can be reduced on weekends and specific times of year. The numbers above include one-way and return journeys.

More trains on the Milan to Rome route

104 Frecciarossa trains, 42 of which stop at Milano Rogoredo, are now running every day – and every 15 minutes during peak times – from 05:00 to 21:00.

If you're a CartaFRECCIA holder, you can wait for your train in total comfort at the SalaFRECCIA lounge in Milano Rogoredo, which is open from 06:00 to 21:30. 

Getting to the train station by car and not sure where to leave it? With your Frecciarossa train ticket, you can book your parking space at a reduced price at the Metropark parkings of Milano Rogoredo, Milano Porta Garibaldi and other stations.

Frecciarossa WiFi

If you want to use Frecciarossa’s onboard WiFi, simply connect to the WiFi network 'WIFI Frecce', launch your Internet browser and register on the Frecce Portal (www.portalefrecce.it). The WiFi service on Frecciarossa trains is free and unlimited. With the new WiFi FAST internet service – available progressively on Frecciarossa 1000 and Frecciargento ETR 700 trains – you don't need to authenticate yourself, you just need to accept the conditions of use that will be displayed on the page and you'll be online.

The onboard entertainment portal includes –

  • Games
  • Cinema – Movies and TV programmes
  • Digital newsstand – national newspapers and magazines
  • Music – playlists of Italian and international music
  • News – videos and articles
  • Travel information

For more information, check out our page about Trenitalia – Frecciargento and Frecciarossa WiFi.

CartaFRECCIA

CartaFRECCIA is Trenitalia's loyalty card that allows you to accumulate points and buy Frecciarossa tickets at discounted prices. There are three types of CartaFRECCIA –

CartaFRECCIA Special

With this type of CartaFRECCIA, you can travel on Frecciarossa on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 14:00 with a 50% discount on the price of the Base ticket.

CartaFRECCIA Young

CartaFRECCIA Young allows you to get a discount on the Base fare ranging from 30% to 50% if you’re under 30 years old.

CartaFRECCIA Senior

CartaFRECCIA Senior allows you to get a discount on the Base fare ranging from 30% to 50% if you’re over 60 years old.

Good to know

No, there’s no luggage limit on Frecciarossa trains. Thanks to the wide luggage spaces available on board, you can bring all your luggage for free.

Children aged 0 to 4 with no reserved seat travel for free on all Frecciarossa trains. If they have assigned seats, they're entitled to half-price Base tickets. Children aged 4 to 15 are also entitled to the same 50% discount.

Yes. If you want a CartaFRECCIA but don't live in Italy, simply send an email to cfreccia.application@trenitalia.it with this module attached. Within 45 days of submitting your request, you’ll receive an email with your CartaFRECCIA that you’ll need to print and bring with you when travelling.

All the services of the Frecce Portal are free. You can access the portal via PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone after registering with your credentials. You can also download the app from the App Store and Google Play. The portal is compatible with the main browsers, such as Chrome, Mozilla, Explorer and Safari.

The FrecciaBistrò restaurant is available on all Frecciarossa trains. They offer snacks and drinks, as well as breakfast and lunch menus. On Frecciarossa 1000 you’ll find a new meal service called Easy Gourmet which serves typical Italian meals.

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