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.
|Journey time||From 1h 8m|
|Distance||117 miles (188 km)|
|Frequency||62 trains per day|
|Departure station||Napoli Centrale|
|Arrival station||Roma Termini|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Train and bus operators||Marino, Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo, Inter Saj (Bus), Fiumicino Express|
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, free WiFi connection and 4 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 selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). You can now also travel with Frecciarossa between Milan and Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The new Frecciarossa trains have 4 levels of service – Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room – and two types of carriage: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.
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.
Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.
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 1 hour and 38 minutes, with around 62 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 8 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini can start from as little as €6.35 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini without having to change trains. There are 57 direct trains from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini each day. 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 04:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini leaves at 23:24. 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.