Fastest journey1hr 7m
Travelling by train from Rome to Naples was transformed with the opening in 2005 of a high-speed line from Rome to Naples between the two cities. Trenitalia and NTV Italo compete head-to-head on this key route, both running non-stop services from Rome to Naples in just 70 minutes.
The new line runs well inland from the old coastal route, for long stretches paralleling the autostrade. Apart from the pleasure of travelling twice as fast as the cars in the fast lane of the motorway, you’ll be rewarded with some great views of the hills of Lazio and Campania. There is also a slow travel alternative – Intercity and regional trains still trundle down the old route, taking 2 hours or more for the journey.
Bookings for Trenitalia trains on the route from Rome to Naples normally open four months prior to travel. The Italo services are often available for sale even longer in advance. You'll want to book early for the cheapest tickets.
Rome to Naples
About two dozen high-speed trains leave Rome each day for the non-stop run to Naples. Six or seven of these trains (depending on the day of the week) are Italo services. These all depart from Tiburtina station in Rome. The majority of the services on the route are operated by Trenitalia using either Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains. Both are equally comfortable.
The Trenitalia trains normally serve both Roma Tiburtina and Roma Termini stations. About five of the Trenitalia trains serve only Roma Termini, and there are also a couple which serve only Tiburtina. All trains arrive at Naples Centrale, where you’ll find a good range of onward connections to destinations across southern Italy.