Rail travellers can speed from Naples to Rome in just over an hour, meaning you could be having authentic Neapolitan pizza for lunch, then be tossing coins into Rome's famous Trevi Fountain well before dinner. As well as being very fast, Trenitalia's Frecciarossa trains from Napoli Centrale don't lack creature comforts, whether that's a well-stocked food carriage or free WiFi to keep your travel plans bang up to date.
Napoli Centrale station is easily accessible by tram, subway and bus, and the Roma Termini station is placed right in the historic centre of Italy's capital. World-famous attractions like Diocletian's Baths and the Piazza della Republica are less than 10 minutes away on foot, and there's a cluster of shops and restaurants around the station itself, so you can get your Roman holiday off to a flying start.
If you need more help in planning your journey keep reading for train times, faqs and tips for booking cheap train tickets from Naples to Rome.
Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).
Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).
Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.
Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Napoli Centrale and Roma Termini is 2 hours and 35 minutes, with around 13 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini is 1 hour and 13 minutes.
Train tickets from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini can start from as little as €9.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini leaves at 05:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini leaves at 20:45. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini cover a distance of around 117 miles (188 km) during the journey.