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How to Get from Rome to Naples, Italy

Taking the Train between Rome and Naples


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Freccia Train Photo

by Martha Bakerjian

Trains from Rome to Naples

To get from Roma Termini, Rome's main train station, to Napoli Centrale, Naples' main train station, there are several train options. Trains run directly between the two stations so most trains don't require a change at another stop. Trains run from early morning (currently 4:52) until late at night (currently 22:13). Here are options, starting from the least expensive:
  • Regionale - the slowest and least expensive trains take nearly three hours. Some trains have only second class and regionale trains do not have reserved seats.
  • IC and ICplus - Intercity and Intercity Plus trains take just over two hours. They have first and second class compartments and seat reservations can be made (mandatory on ICplus). Cost is almost double the cheapest regionale fare but since trains can be crowded, having a seat reservation is a good idea.
  • Frecce - The frecciarossa, frecciargento, and frecciabianca trains are the fastest trains. They take less than two hours (some just over an hour), have first and second class compartments, and seat reservations are mandatory.

You can check schedules and ticket prices on the Trenitalia web site or on the Select Italy trains page, where you can also buy tickets online in US dollars.
Trains on the private high speed rail line, Italo, go from Rome's Tibertina and Ostiense stations to Naples central station. Italo tickets can also be purchased through Select Italy.

To continue to Sorrento and the Amalfi Peninsula, see How to Get from Rome to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.

Where to Stay:

Visiting Naples

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