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Intercity Notte are Trenitalia’s night trains in Italy that cover long distances, from the north to the south of the peninsula, offering modern coaches equipped with all the comforts you’ll need for a pleasant night’s sleep. Night trains in Italy provide spacious and comfortable cabins for up to three people (with single options available), comfort carriages with four beds or the night-seats option. Some of the most popular routes served by Intercity night trains are Bolzano to Rome, Lecce to MilanMilan to Syracuse and Palermo to Milan.

Night trains in Italy – Map

Travel around Italy overnight with Trenitalia Intercity Notte. Choose your destination, check out the sleeper train timetable and book your tickets online with us.

Below you’ll find some of the main routes and times of Intercity Notte trains. Trains numbered from 750 to 799 means they are equipped with seats and sleeping carriages, while those numbered from 1500 to 1999 only offer sleeping carriages. 

Train Number Route Departure - Arrival
752 Lecce to Milan 19:20 - 06:40
754 Lecce to Turin 20:20 - 09:20
1954 Palermo to Messina 18:48 - 21:55
794 Reggio Calabria to Turin 21:35 - 16:40
1559 Rome to Syracuse 23:00 - 11:23
1962 Syracuse to Milan 13:35 - 10:50


Want to learn more about the Italian rail network? Head to our Italy train map to view some of the most popular routes in Italy and plan your journey online with us.

How to travel around Italy by night

Find out more on exactly how to travel around Italy on a Trenitalia Night Train. We explain how to book a ticket, reserve your seat and travel in style. 

If you want to travel around Italy overnight in style, choose the Excelsior Sleeper, the most exclusive carriage on night trains in the country. You can book three types of cabins on these trains –  

  • A single cabin 
  • A double cabin 
  • A suite 

All the cabins are equipped with –  

  • Air-conditioning 
  • Private shower with towels 
  • Washbasin 
  • Power sockets for razors 
  • Power socket for electronic devices 
  • An intercom 
  • Toiletries 
  • A bottle of water 
  • Wakeup call 
  • Continental breakfast 
  • Free newspaper  

The main features of the new T3S bed carriages are –  

  • Four four-bed cabins with private shower and toilet  
  • Six cabins with three folding beds (like a classic sleeping car) with two toilets in the corridor 
  • Air conditioning system 
  • Intercom systems and video surveillance to talk to people in different carriages 

Currently, you’ll find T3S carriages in operation on the Rome to Sicily route. 

The Classic Sleeper consists of 12 cabins where you can book –  

  • A single place (S) – enjoy a cabin entirely to yourself 
  • A double place (D) – share with another person, in a folding two-bed cabin 
  • A triple place (T3) – share with two others in a folding three-bed cabin 

Every carriage is fully equipped with – 

  • Washbasin 
  • Power sockets for an electric razor  
  • Reading lamp 
  • Clothes hanger 
  • Connecting door between adjacent cabins 
  • Toiletries 
  • A bottle of mineral water 
  • Breakfast and magazines 
  • Wakeup service in the morning 
  • An internal locking device 

Tourist Class Sleepers are made up of 17 cabins accommodating up to 34 passengers in a single (SP) or Double (T2) cabin. All cabins are fully equipped with – 

  • Air-conditioning 
  • Washbasin 
  • Blankets 
  • Linens and towels 
  • Power socket for razors 
  • Power socket for electronic devices 
  • Intercom 
  • Toiletry items 
  • Complimentary beverages 
  • Wakeup call  

For those who want to enjoy comfort but at a more reasonable price, Comfort cabins are equipped with four beds and amenities such as internal security locks and air-conditioning. 

In every cabin you will also find – 

  • Air-conditioning 
  • Locks to close the cabin from inside 
  • Soundproofing  
  • Small bottles of mineral water 
  • Fruit juice and a newspaper when you wake 

Good to know – there are also women-only carriages available in Comfort carriages.  

The cheapest way to travel on night trains in Italy. These carriages are made up of 10 compartments with 4 or 6 bunkbed cabins, accommodating up to 60 passengers. All cabins are equipped with a security system and air-conditioning.  

How to buy cheap night train tickets in Italy

Did you know that with us you can book up to six months in advance, helping you to save money on travel during your next trip to Italy? Find out how to book your tickets on our website or app and we’ll help show you the cheapest option available where possible.  

The prices of Intercity trains vary on the type of seat or cabin you’d like to travel in (reclining seat, four-bed, three-bed, two-bed or single-bed) and depending on the number of seats/beds that have already been sold and are still available. 

After selecting your journey option with us, you’ll be able to choose between the following different options. 

If you select Second Class, you’ll be able to choose either –  

  • Seat  
  • 4 berths 

While if you select First Class you can choose between –  

  • A cabin with 3 beds 
  • A cabin with 2 beds 
  • A cabin with only one bed 

Once you’ve chosen your preferred cabin option, you’ll need to enter your details including name, surname and date of birth. These will be shown on your ticket so make sure you always have a matching ID to prove your identity with you whilst you travel.  

Bear in mind that you can also travel paperless and show your e-ticket directly on your smartphone.

Visit Europe on night trains from Italy

It’s quite hard to imagine, but if you feel like you’ve got everything you want out of Italy, jump on an overnight train and explore the rest of Europe by night train! Imagine going to bed in Milan and waking up in Vienna. Sounds great, right? 

Thello to France 

Want to fall asleep in Venice and wake up in Paris? Or visit the French capital and return to Milan at the crack of dawn? Thello trains make it possible. Thello sleeper trains allow you to travel from Venice to Paris and from Milan to Marseille via Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Brescia, Pavia, Genoa and Savona overnight. 

The Thello night train leaves from Venice at 20:17 and arrives at the Paris Gare de Lyon station at 09.55 the following day, stopping in Padova, Vicenza, Verona, Brescia and Milan along the way.  

Find out more about overnight trains to Paris on our Thello page. 

Euronight to Vienna 

Trenitalia Euronight trains allow you to travel overnight by train across national borders and reach must-see destinations like Vienna and Salzburg – 

  • from Rome, Florence, Bologna and vice versa 
  • from Milan, Verona, Padua and vice versa 
  • from Venice, Udine, Treviso and vice versa 

Overnight Trains to Munich  

You can take the overnight train to Munich –  

  • from Rome, Florence, Bologna and vice versa 
  • from Milan, Verona, Padua and vice versa 
  • from Venice, Udine, Treviso and vice versa 

Take advantage of the new SMART fare and travel with Euronight trains from Milan and Rome to Vienna, Munich and Salzburg for only €29 euros. 

Good to know

Yes. If you’re going to travel on an Italian night train, you’ll need to make a reservation – you’ll be asked to choose one of the different types of accommodation available.

Once you’ve selected your preferred option, you’ll need to enter your personal details, including name, surname and date of birth. These will be shown on your ticket, so make sure you always have a matching ID to prove your identity with you whilst you travel.

Yes, taking a night train in Italy will save you the cost of a hotel room and allow you to relax throughout the journey without having to worry about driving on crowded streets and motorways.

There are different types of accommodation available – choose the one that best suits your needs and budget.

A couchette is the cheapest choice, with 4-6 bunk beds per compartment, whereas a sleeper compartment is usually the nicer option – it may even come with an en-suite bathroom. Bed linens, blankets, and towels are provided in almost all sleeper and couchette compartments.

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