Italian trains: Intercity


Italian Intercity trains take travelers comfortably between major cities and smaller towns in Italy.

  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • Regional trains


Intercity train exterior


Italian trains: Intercity

Intercity trains in Italy are a comfortable and quick way to travel between major cities and towns. These trains are operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company of Italy.

These trains are not considered high-speed trains, as they have more frequent stops along their routes than the high-speed Le Frecce and Italo trains.

Seat reservations are mandatory for these trains; for travelers who purchase a point to point ticket, the reservation will be automatically included with the ticket. For travelers who purchase a rail pass that includes Italy, a seat reservation supplement will need to be booked.

Practical information

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Booking :
  • Italian trains: Intercity tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Services & amenities offered by Intercity trains
Second class First class
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Reclining seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat.
Spacious seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy leather seat with headrest.
Bar buffet car Choose from a variety of tasty snacks and beverages, for purchase, to enjoy on your journey.

Reviews & ratings

  • Value for money
    Missed our stop | Consuelo m. | 2016/11/06
    "The announcement audio on bored was not clear and was only said in Italian. The station signage was not visible at night. As such we missed our stop and have to take another train back. The ground crew was very helpful in getting us back to Assissi. "

  • Value for money
    Leg 4 of my mini adventure | Norrie b. | 2016/09/10
    "A journey on my own made so easy and comfortable, but hot. Great ticket system and station signage made it all very easy, and such a beautifully scenic journey. Quick change of trains but all to time so fine "

  • Value for money
    Not cool | Inger Hanne v. | 2016/08/15
    "The train we were suppose to take had some issues (not sure what) so we got another train. This train was full of graffiti, no air-condition, crowded and uncomfortable. This was the first of two trains we were taking from Genova to Nice. Not a good start, and not at all what we were all excited about. "

  • Value for money
    Easy and convenient  | Ashita m. | 2016/08/01
    "Please remember to validate the tickets at the station before boarding the train as it was our first term so the TT was kind else one can invite 60 euro fine . "

  • Value for money
    Good | Maria j. | 2016/06/21
    "It was a good trip "

  • Value for money
    Good | Maria j. | 2016/06/21
    "Good trip "

  • Value for money
    It’s convenient and fast | Wai Shing s. | 2016/05/24
    "It starts on time and arrives on time. The facilitiy on the train in comfortable. "

  • Value for money
    Amazing !! | Sameer s. | 2015/12/06
    "The train was very comfortable and my Family has really enjoyed this wonderful and amazing journey... "

  • Value for money
    Pictorial Trip | Nilotpal b. | 2015/11/11
    "I along with my family on 1st November traveled from Rome to Pisa, We tok the morning train and reached Pisa on time. The journey was comfortable, pictorial, smooth and punctual. The staff on board was good "

  • Florence to Pisa | . | 2015/11/01
    "Very quick trip on the fast train. Comfortable journey, good value for money. Did not like having to pay $20 to receive tickets in the post, would have preferred to print off at home. "

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Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. What should I do if I am downgraded due to equipment issues, or affected by a traffic disruption or a strike?

  • Q. Can a reservation date on an overnight train be changed?

  • Q. How can I check to see if food is served on a particular train?

  • Q. What does “Activate my rail pass mean and how do I do it?

  • Q. Is there WiFi onboard?

  • Q. Who is eligible to buy a rail pass?

  • Q. Are train tickets exchangeable and refundable?

  • Q. Are there shower facilities on board?

  • Q. What is a Rail Pass?

  • Q. Do you offer discounts on tickets for groups ?

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