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Taking the train from Rome to Salerno

After visiting the Italian capital, why not embark on an exciting journey to the Amalfi Coast? The best way to do so is to take the train from Rome to Salerno, from which you can easily access Amalfi and the rest of the coastal villages either by train or bus.  

Thanks to Italo and Trenitalia direct high-speed services, your journey will last about an hour and a half – that’s so much better than the three hours you’d have to drive! What’s more, the train station is right opposite the seaside, so you can enjoy the sea view while sipping your coffee or drink at one of the nearby bars before heading to the Amalfi Coast. Sounds tempting? Read on to get all the information you need to buy your train tickets from Rome to Salerno with us. 

Rome to Salerno by train

It takes an average of 2h 29m to travel from Rome to Salerno by train, over a distance of around 146 miles (234 km). There are normally 51 trains per day travelling from Rome to Salerno and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 23m
PriceFrom €9.90
Distance146 miles (234 km)
Frequency51 trains per day
First train06:26
Last train23:06
Departure stationRome
Arrival stationSalerno
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Itabus, Leonettibus, Liscio (Marozzi), Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo, Inter Saj (Bus)

Rome to Salerno train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Salerno for Tuesday 28th September 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:50 14:04 2h 14m, 1 change
12:00 14:04 2h 4m, direct
13:05 14:38 1h 33m, direct
13:38 15:59 2h 21m, 1 change
13:43 16:06 2h 23m, direct
13:57 16:26 2h 29m, 1 change
14:00 16:06 2h 6m, direct
14:10 16:46 2h 36m, 1 change
14:12 16:39 2h 27m, direct
14:26 17:23 2h 57m, direct

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Rome to Salerno

You can travel from Rome to Salerno on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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.

PhotoRob Dammers, under licence CC 2.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Rome to Salerno

The price of train tickets from Rome to Salerno starts at €9.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Rome to Salerno by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Rome to Salerno? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Rome to Salerno take?

The average journey time by train between Rome and Salerno is 2 hours and 29 minutes, with around 51 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Rome and Salerno by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Salerno is 1 hour and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Salerno cost?

Train ticket prices from Rome to Salerno can start from as little as €9.90 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.

Is there a direct train from Rome to Salerno?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rome to Salerno without having to change trains. There are 37 direct trains from Rome to Salerno each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Rome to Salerno leave?

The first train from Rome to Salerno leaves at 06:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rome to Salerno leave?

The last train from Rome to Salerno leaves at 23:06. 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.

What's the distance between Rome and Salerno by train?

Trains travelling from Rome to Salerno cover a distance of around 146 miles (234 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Salerno to Rome. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rome to Salerno.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rome to Salerno for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/28/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/27/2021 for travel on 10/27/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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