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This post provides information about how to take the train from Rome to Naples, including ticket prices and what the trains have to offer.

Taking the train from Rome to Naples is quick and easy. Below we’ve provided more information on this trip.

How Far is Naples from Rome?

Naples is located roughly 140 miles (225 km) from Rome.

Close to 100 trains leave Roma Termini Station in the heart of Rome each day heading towards Napoli Centrale Station. 

Because there are so many options, there’s usually not a “best time” to take the trains, although often you will find fewer people late at night.

There are high-speed options that get you to Naples quickly, and slower trains that can double or triple the time it takes.


There are two options for high-speed trains. Italio is a private company.

Trenitalia is Italy’s national rail service which is run by the state. Both run along the same tracks.

There are also slower Intercity trains and regional trains.

Option 1 - Italio

Ticket prices depend on the class of service you choose. The options are Smart, Prima, Club Executive, Salotto/Lounge, 

There’s also the type of ticket that impacts whether you can make changes to the tickets. These are Flex, Economy, Low Cost, eXtra MAGIC).

And finally, there is pricing for children (ages 3-13), young (ages 14-29), and seniors (60+). 

Below are some general ideas as to fares:

  • Flex: €40 – €110 per person
  • Economy: €20 – €46 per person
  • Low Cost: €18 – €25 per person
  • eXtra MAGIC (Non-Refundable): €11 – €16 per person
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Tickets can be purchased online or at the station.

These trains are modern and even comfortable above the Prima class.

There are onboard vending machines, wi-fi, reclining seats, lots of legroom, and no limitations on luggage. 

Note that reservations are required, and the tickets have to be purchased separately from rail passes.

Be sure to book your ticket as soon as your schedule is set.

Italio says they release tickets up to 120 days out, though we’ve at times only been able to book 60 days out. 

As expected, tickets are booked quickly in the high season, so you’ll want to make your reservations as soon as you can.

Option 2 - Frecciarossa

As with Italio, Frecciarossas which is run through Trenitalia, is also a high-speed train.

It has a number of classes of service: Standard/2nd class, Premium/better 2nd class, Business/1st class, and Executive/Premium 1st class. 

The time of day matters to the ticket price, with early morning and late night tickets sometimes costing less.

They also have categories that limit or allow for changes to the tickets, categories such as Basic, Economy, Super Economy, and Senior.

  • Standard: €15 – €48  per person
  • Premium: €18 - €58 per person
  • Business or Business Quiet: €20 - €65 per person
  • Business Lounge: €33 - 72 per person
  • Executive Premium: €85 - €130  per person
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Tickets can be purchased online or at the station.

These high-speed trains have been recently refurbished although are not quite as “luxurious” at Italio.

However, the seating layout is better in Frecciarossas.  

Announcements are made in both Italian and English, and there are information screens that let you know about the next stops.

They offer a fully staffed cafe/bar rather than vending machines, and in Business Class a tray meal can be ordered.

Executive class includes a cold meal at the price of the ticket.

Seats are automatically assigned, however, for a few extra euros you can choose specific seats.

Be sure to check the train car number so you have an idea of where to stand on the platform.

Option 3 - Intercity 

After high-speed, this is your next fastest way to travel from Rome to Naples. 

Below are the general prices, although if you’d like to add a ticket that allows for changes they offer Basic, Economy, and Super Economy pricing.

Each of these can make the tickets more expensive

Be sure to pay attention to the stations listed if you just enter Rome to Naples in your search.

These trains often go to other stations as well as the central ones.

As far as amenities go, you may find air-conditioned cars on the Intercity, but Wi-Fi is usually not available.

Option 4 - Regionale

These are the slowest trains. They are often the cheapest option, but there are limitations on refunds and changes.

Regional trains take longer to get from Rome to Naples, somewhere around 3 hours.

They may stop a number of times along the way as well.

There is no air conditioning, no Wi-Fi, and seats can’t be reserved.


At times, it can be hard to navigate the Italio and Trenitalia websites.

Entering “Rome” or “Naples” may bring up no options when Roma or Napoli might.

Many travelers recommend using the Omio website which is in English.

It compares all options for travel from Rome to Naples and the pricing is usually very close to what you’ll find on the direct websites.

It’s also easier to find the Intercity and Regionale tickets on their website. Click here to book with Omio.

Tours in Naples

Check out tour free walking tours in Naples or check out the main tours below. We also have tours in Rome.

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