Italian International trains
Italian international trains : the most efficient way to travel beyond Italy.
- Zurich - Milan: 03:41
- Book up to 120 days in advance
- High Speed trains
Italian International trains
Not many travelers want to leave Italy once they arrive, but if you do ever decide to venture beyond Italian borders, you’ll probably experience one of the Trenitalia International trains.
These high speed trains take travelers from the heart of Italy to city centers in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, and more – and true to all things Italian, these trains do it in style.
First class travelers can enjoy air-conditioned carriages, a restaurant car offering refreshing snacks and drinks, a welcome drink from train staff served directly to your seat, comfortable and spacious seats, and complimentary newspapers and magazines.
Second class travelers enjoy comfortable and budget-friendly seats, as well as access to the restaurant car onboard.
Tickets can be booked up to 120 days in advance and are issued in a paper format, to be shown to train staff once you board.
Leaving Italy isn’t easy, but Trenitalia International trains can at least make sure your departure is as efficient, comfortable, and stylish as Italy itself.
Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.
- Italian International trains tickets are open for booking 120 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
|Second class||First class|
|Welcome drink Nothing more refreshing than being welcomed by a drink from the friendly staff.|
|Newspapers & magazines Flip through a complimentary international/local newspaper or magazine as you enjoy the journey.|
|Food & beverages Enjoy a drink and delicious meal, served right at your seat.|
|Air conditioning Enjoy your journey by staying cool and refreshed traveling during the summer months.|
|Restaurant car Offering a choice of drinks, snacks, and meals to enjoy along the way.|
Common Questions, Simple Answers
Q. How do I know the right rail pass and how many days I should purchase ?
A. We provide simple tools on our site to help make finding the best products for your journey - easy ! Our tools help you find both the most cost effective and logical travel solution for your travel needs.
Use our Interactive Rail Map to help you plan your journey, our site will then display available options to bring that journey to life with rail passes, train tickets, and even great add-on products that can truly enhance your experience. Enter the number of days you wish to stay in a particular city, and where you wish to travel next, and our system will provide you with the best options for your itinerary.
The more you know about the train rides you plan on taking, the better you’ll be able to research which trains are running, how long each of those rides take, whether or not you’ll be traveling on night trains, etc… All these factors determine how many travel days you’ll need on a pass.
Q. Do I need to book a rail pass for everyone in my traveling party, including children and infants ?
A. You will need to book a rail pass for each adult and child. In the case of a saver pass, it’s one rail pass with each traveller’s name listed on the pass. Some rail passes offer free child discounts, the children need to be added to the rail pass at the time of booking, there will be no charge incurred for them, however. While a child under 4 years of age and sharing a seat with an adult does not need to book a rail pass. If the child will occupy his/her own seat, a rail pass must be purchased for them, as well as a reservation when needed.
Q. Are there lounges at the train station I can access with my Rail Europe tickets ?
A. Some of the main train stations in larger European cities offer lounges. Access to lounges depends on the type of train ticket you have ; generally a First class ticket is needed.
Trains that offer lounge access are :
SJ High Speed
Trenitalia International Night
Spanish Night Trains
To learn more about lounge access for any of the above trains, we encourage you to visit the product page for the train.
Q. Can I get off the train and get back on later using my train ticket ?
A. In most cases, this is not possible. Train tickets that include a reservation are only valid for a single ride on the train for which the reservation was issued. While stepping off the train is possible if the train makes intermediary stops, you wouldn’t be allowed to resume your trip by boarding another train with the same ticket. Your train ticket is only valid on the train printed on it.
Open train tickets may be the exception. They can allow you to hop off and back on another train on a given route to continue your itinerary, as long as that new train doesn’t require or offer reservations. Special conditions do apply for breaks on regional trains, so it’s a good idea to confirm locally.
If you’re traveling with an open ticket and a reservation for your original train, you forfeit that reservation for the remaining part of your journey when you hop off. You may hop back on another train that doesn’t require a reservation, but you’d essentially be traveling with an open train ticket only and not have a reserved seat. Again, special conditions do apply for breaks on regional trains, so it is a good idea to confirm locally.
Q. Where do I find my booking number ?
A. Your unique booking number is located in the confirmation we will email you. If you have created an account, you can also visit your dashboard to see your booking(s).
Please note : this is NOT the number you will use to retrieve your print at the station tickets locally in Europe ; please review your invoice for the applicable e-ticket confirmation codes needed to retrieve your tickets.
Q. Who should I contact to book travel for a group of 10 or more people ?
A. For groups of 10 or more traveling together please fill out our Group Department form for assistance. If you know what you’re looking for, you can also request a quote online from our Group Department.
Q. Can I exchange my train ticket after its date of departure ?
A. Unfortunately, this is not possible. If a train ticket can be exchanged, it normally must be done prior to the first date of validity on the ticket or the train’s departure date. However, please consult the “after sales conditions” found on your confirmation email for exact exchange rules pertaining to the train ticket you booked.
Q. If I bought my rail pass from another company, can I still book my seat reservations through Rail Europe ?
A. Yes. You can book your reservation with Rail Europe regardless of where you purchased your rail pass.
Q. Can I use more than one credit card to pay for my booking ?
A. Yes. You can enter up to 10 different credit cards for a single purchase. At the time of payment, use the “Add additional card” button to display all credit card options. After entering each credit card’s information, you can modify the amount to be charged to each individual card. You’ll need to make sure that the total charged for all credit cards matches the total of your booking.
Q. Do I need to do anything to my train ticket before boarding the train ?
A. If you purchased and received a paper train ticket in the mail, there is nothing further you need to do.
If you purchased a print at home e-ticket, be sure to print your ticket before you leave home and keep your train ticket safe and secure. For Italo tickets, just print your Rail Europe email confirmation which includes your unique e-ticket confirmation code(s). This e-ticket confirmation code along with your photo i.d. will be checked when on the Italo train.
If you purchased a print at the station e-ticket, you’ll need to visit a self-service kiosk to print your train ticket (remember, you’ll need the e-ticket confirmation code included on your invoice). When retrieving your e-ticket in France at an SNCF kiosk or in Italy at a Trenitalia kiosk, you will need to “stamp your ticket” (composter votre ticket as French say) prior to boarding the train. Should you have any problems, just ask the conductor of the train to do it for you when you board the train.