Le Frecce High-Speed Train
The Le Frecce are a series of modern high-speed trains connecting cities and towns all across Italy. From romantic Verona in the north to the baroque city of Lecce in the south, travel with Le Frecce trains for a speedy and comfortable trip with a great quality service. There are 3 types of Le Frecce train, called Frecciarossa (FR), Frecciargento (FA), and Frecciabianco (FB). Together, these trains cover most of Italy, including major cities such as Rome, Milan, Venice, and Naples.
Le Frecce routes
Frecciarossa is the fastest train in Italy with speeds up to 300km/h, using mainly the specially constructed high speed lines. The prime product is the Frecciarossa 1000, these are the most modern and fastest trains in Italy. Frecciarossa has frequent connections and runs with hourly departures on the routes:
- Turin – Milan – Bologna – Florence – Rome – Naples – Salerno.
- Venice – Padua – Bologna – Florence – Rome – Naples – Salerno.
- Venice – Padua – Vicenza – Verona – Brescia – Milan.
- Venice, Padua, Verona and Milan with Genoa, Trieste and Udine.
- Rome – Florence – Bologna – Verona.
- Turin – Milan – Bologna – Rimini – Ancona – Foggia – Bari – Lecce.
Some services are extended beyond the core lines to cities such as Bergamo, Trieste, Bolzano, or Reggio Calabria.
Frecciagento is the second fastest train in Italy with speeds up to 250km/h, using high speed conventional railway lines. Frecciagento has frequent connections and allow more connections to secondary cities on the routes:
- Rome — Florence — Bologna — Padua — Venice.
- Venice — Padua — Verona — Brescia — Milan.
- Rome — Florence — Bologna — Verona.
- Rome — Florence — Bologna — Modena — Carpi — Mantua.
- Milan — Parma — Reggio Emilia — Modena — Adriatic coast.
- Rome — Caserta — Benevento — Puglia.
Some services are extended beyond the core lines to cities such as Reggio Calabria, Bolzano, Sibari, Taranto, or Lecce.
Frecciabianca is the third fastest train in Italy with speeds up to 200km/h, using mainly conventional railway lines. Frecciabianca has frequent connections and allow more connections to secondary cities on the routes:
- Turin – Rome – Pisa – La Spezia – Genoa – Milan.
- Milan – Genoa – Ventimiglia.
- Milan/Venice – Bologna – Rimini – Riccione – Ancona – Bari – Lecce.
- Rome – Terni – Foligno – Pesaro – Rimini – Ravenna.
Please note that the Interrail Pass is only valid on domestic Le Frecce trains. International routes are not included.
Reservations for Le Frecce high-speed trains are compulsory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible. For Le Frecce trains you can make reservations up to 3 months in advance.
How to make reservations for Le Frecce trains
You can reserve your seat on a Le Frecce train in the following ways:
- Through our Reservation Service
- Online alternative: Through the website of ÖBB (see below for instructions)
- At the train station in Italy
Keep in mind that trains can become full during busy times, like high-season (May - September) and holidays.
Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains:
- 2nd class: €10
- 1st class: €10
- Standard class (for 2nd class Pass holders): €10
- Business class (for 1st class Pass holders): €10
It's not possible to travel in the other travel classes that are offered in Frecciarossa trains with a Eurail Pass.
- How to book your reservation through the website of ÖBB
Most Italian long-distance trains can be booked through the website of ÖBB as an alternative of our own Reservation self-service.
- Go to the website of ÖBB and go to 'book a ticket'.
- Choose your route and click 'single tickets/day tickets' in the results.
- Before you pick your train, go to the top right corner and click on 'who is going?' Here you click on 'add discount' and scroll down or search for 'Interrail/Eurail - Globalpass', then select it and click confirm.
- Now you can select the train you want to take and you'll immediately see the Pass Holder reservation fee you have to pay.
- Go through the booking process and finalize your reservation. Please note that reservations for some routes can only be printed at an ÖBB self service machine or helpdesk in Austria.
Facilities and services
- Air conditioning
- Coffee bar
- Power sockets
- Video screens
- WiFi internet
Facilities may differ per train and route.
Change of currency
You cannot change the currency once you have a Pass in your cart. Remove the Pass, and then change the currency on the website header.