Italian trains : Intercity

Italian Intercity trains take travelers comfortably between major cities and smaller towns in Italy.

  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • Regional trains

Intercity train exterior


Italian trains : Intercity

Intercity trains in Italy are a comfortable and quick way to travel between major cities and towns. These trains are operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company of Italy.

These trains are not considered high-speed trains, as they have more frequent stops along their routes than the high-speed Le Frecce and Italo trains.

Seat reservations are mandatory for these trains ; for travelers who purchase a point to point ticket, the reservation will be automatically included with the ticket. For travelers who purchase a rail pass that includes Italy, a seat reservation supplement will need to be booked.

Practical information

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Booking :
  • Italian trains : Intercity tickets are open for booking 90 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

Services & amenities offered by Intercity trains
Second class First class
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Reclining seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat.
Spacious seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy leather seat with headrest.
Bar buffet car Choose from a variety of tasty snacks and beverages, for purchase, to enjoy on your journey.


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