If you’re after Trenitalia First Class tickets, look no further. As operators of modern, high-speed, Intercity and regional trains that run all over Italy, you can expect the best from Trenitalia. While they provide two classes (First and Second Class) on most of their services, they actually offer four different classes on board their Frecciarossa high-speed services – Standard, Premium, Business and Frecciarossa Executive.

At Trainline, we’ll show you what exactly is on offer, from luxurious seats to complimentary snacks and drinks and much more. Don’t be put off by the thought of paying more than you would in Standard either, as there are ways to find cheap Trenitalia First Class train tickets too! Read on for a complete guide to travelling First Class with Trenitalia.

What do you get in First Class on Trenitalia trains?

Whether you’re heading to Milan, Rome or Naples, if you want to travel there in style, Trenitalia First Class is the one for you. To simplify the different classes Trenitalia offer on the various train types, we’ve broken down the amenities that each one provides.

Frecciarossa First Class vs Second Class


Frecciarossa StandardFrecciarossa PremiumFrecciarossa BusinessFrecciarossa Executive
Unlimited free WiFi
Welcome serviceX
Free daily newspapersX
Extra comfort leather seatsX
More legroomX
More luggage storageX
Quieter carriagesXXX
At-seat meal serviceX
Access to First Class loungesXXX
Meeting roomXXX


Visit our dedicated pages to Frecciarossa Standard, Premium, Business and Executive for more information.

Intercity, Frecciabianca and Frecciargento First Class vs Second Class


First ClassSecond Class
Unlimited free WiFi
Welcome serviceX
Free daily newspapersX
Extra comfort leather seatsX
More legroomX
Power sockets
Onboard online entertainment
More luggage space

Trenitalia First Class food

Trenitalia offer a complimentary welcome service, as well as a selection of menu options, meaning you can arrive at your destination full of energy and ready to go.

Enjoy Trenitalia's welcome service in their First Class – you can choose from a wide range of snacks (Gluten-free options are available too) and hot and cold drinks.

On top of this, you can also get one of the gourmet menu options offered on board, which usually include a main course, a snack, a dessert and a bottle of water. Your delightful Italian cuisine experience doesn't stop when travelling First Class with Trenitalia.

Trenitalia First Class lounges

Trenitalia have a number of First Class lounges (FrecciaLounge and FrecciaClub) in Italy where you can relax before and after your train journey with a First Class ticket. Use these modern, comfortable spaces for work, enjoying a hot drink or just chilling out, with TVs, WiFi and phone charges available in all.

You can find the FrecciaLounge at the following train stations:

You can find the FrecciaClub at the following train stations:

Trenitalia First Class seating plan

On Trenitalia trains, the seats are more spaced out in First Class than in Second Class, although they follow the same arrangement on either sitting at a table of four or two seats next to each other. The extra option in First Class are single seats with their own table, perfect for solo travellers who want their own space, or single seats facing each other, as an additional option for two people travelling together.

If you wish to work undisturbed while you travel, why not pick the quiet carriage (Area del Silenzio) in the Frecciarossa Business Class – you'll get to enjoy complimentary earphones, a double welcome drink service, an onboard library and a sleeping mask. Need to hold a meeting while travelling? Book a Salottino Business private 4-seat compartment – it's available only on Frecciarossa ETR 500 trains.

Popular Trenitalia Train First Class routes

Check out our guides to travelling First Class on some of Trenitalia's most popular routes.

Rome to Milan

Departs from

Roma Termini

Arrives into

Milano Centrale

Fastest time

3h 10m

First Class lounge

Rome and Milan


Find out more about travelling from Rome to Milan by train.

Rome to Naples

Departs from

Roma Termini

Arrives into

Napoli Centrale

Fastest time

1h 3m

First Class lounge

Rome and Naples


Find out more about taking the train from Rome to Naples.

Milan to Venice

Departs from

Milano Centrale

Arrives into

Venezia Mestre

Fastest time

2h 27m

First Class lounge

Milan and Venice


Learn more about travelling by train from Milan to Venice.

How to get cheap Trenitalia First Class tickets

There are different ways you can get cheap Trenitalia First Class tickets without having to pay over the odds. Our top tips for saving money on First Class train tickets are:

Buy in advance

Trenitalia tickets (and train tickets in Europe in general) are usually at their cheapest price when they first go on sale, normally around three to six months before the date of travel.

Travel Off-Peak

Train tickets tend to be more expensive during rush hour (mornings and early evenings Monday to Friday). If you can, be sure to look for tickets outside of these times to see if you can snap up a lower price.

Look out for train deals

There’s a wide range of train deals and discounts in Europe that can help you save money on your journey. Deals can vary based on the country and train company, but if you’re travelling with children, in a group, or fall into a certain age category, you can benefit from discounted ticket prices.

Good to know (FAQs)

What is included in Trenitalia's First Class?

As well as more spacious and comfortable seating, First Class tickets on Trenitalia trains include lounge access at the station (where available), unlimited free WiFi and an at-seat dining service during your journey.

Are food and drinks included when you travel First Class with Trenitalia?

Yes. All passengers travelling in Trenitalia's First Class will get complimentary food and drinks served to their seats during their journey.

Do I get access to Trenitalia's First Class lounge?

You can use Trenitalia's First Class lounge (FrecciaLounge or FrecciaClub) if you hold a valid First Class train ticket and there’s a lounge available at either your departure or arrival station.

Find out more about Trenitalia and train travel in Europe

So, now you know all about what Trenitalia's First Class has to offer. Whether you’re ready to book or want to find out more about train travel in Europe, we’re here to help.

Start a search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or check out some of our guides to travelling with Trenitalia, where they can take you, and train travel around Europe in general.

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