Night trains

Italian Evening Train Connections between Italy's Most Popular Cities

Traveling by train through Italy at night can be a relaxing and as well as a cost effective way to get between several locations in Italy. Night trains offer an economic and comfortable sleeping carriages getting you to your next stop by train.

You will get the rest you deserve between your stops, will save on the cost of a hotel room and avoid the stress of driving on crowded streets and highways. We've tried to simplify this information on the Italian night trains and sleeper accomodations so you will know what to look for as you book your sleeper train reservations.

Accommodation coaches or carriages offer both 1st and 2nd class and are divided into sleeper style and couchette style cabins. Although not all services will have all accomodations types the more popular routes are outlined below the description of the carriage.

All cabins are air-conditioned and some even have private shower, wash basin and water closets. They are equipped with power sockets for razor, laptop and cell phone chargers. Cabins can also have an intercom service and all will have a call button for assistance and safe boxes for your valuables. You will receive a toiletry kit and a bottle of water. High end trains will also provide you with a wake up call and a continental breakfast served with the daily Italian newspaper, while on board.

Below, we have compiled helpful information on what the trains services are and you can decide what works for your traveling needs.

Reservation on sleeper carriages:

When you book your train ticket you are booking your sleeper reservation, you will be asked several question on the types of accomodation you will want. Important to know, is that some trains are not gender specific. In other words, you could end up in a cabin sharing with the opposite gender.


The Excelsior Sleeper

The Excelsior Sleeper is a high style carriage are made up of Single (S), Double (D) and Suites (SU) cabins. It accomodations include 23 beds in 7 twin cabins *with an extra bed free for children under 12 and 1 double bed cabin. Cabins are air-conditioned and have private shower with towels, wash basin and water closet. They are equipped with power sockets for razor, laptop and cell phone chargers. There is an intercom service and call button for assistance and safe boxes for your valuables. You will receive a toiletry kit, a bottle of water, a wake up call and a continental breakfast served with the daily Italian newspaper, while on board. The Excelsior Carriages are found on the following connections:


The TS3 Sleeper

The TS3 Sleeper carriage are made up of variable configuration including Excelsior cabins and the MU Classic cabins. The Excelsior cabins accomodate 4 beds (2 bunks on each side) the MU Classic cabins offering accomodations for Single (S), Double (D) and Triple (T3) cabins. Cabins are air-conditioned and have private shower with towels, wash basin and water closet. They are equipped with power sockets for razor, laptop and cell phone chargers. There is an intercom service and call button for assistance and safe boxes for your valuables. You will receive a toiletry kit, a bottle of water, a wake up call and a continental breakfast served with the daily Italian newspaper, while on board. The TS3 Sleeper Carriages are found on the following connections:


The MU Classic Sleeper

The MU Classic Sleeper carriage are made up of 12 cabins accomodating a maximum of 36 guests for Single (S), Double (D) and Triple (T3) cabins. Adjoining cabins doors can be opened upon request for groups traveling together. Cabins are air-conditioned and a wash basin. Blankets, linens and towels are provided. They are equipped with power sockets for razor, laptop and cell phone chargers. There is an intercom service and call button for assistance and safe boxes for your valuables. You will receive a toiletry items, a wake up call and a complimentary hot beverage with the daily Italian newspaper.


The Tourist Class Sleeper

The Tourist Class Sleeper carriage are made up of 17 cabins accomodating a maximum of 34 guests in Single (Sp) and Tourist Double (T2) cabins. Adjoining cabins doors can be opened upon request for groups traveling together. Cabins are air-conditioned and a wash basin. Blankets, linens and towels are provided. They are equipped with power sockets for razor, laptop and cell phone chargers. There is an intercom service and call button for assistance and safe boxes for your valuables. You will receive a toiletry items, a wake up call and a complimentary hot beverage with the daily Italian newspaper.


The Comfort Sleeper

The Comfort Sleeper carriage are made up of 17 compartments with 34 to 36 bunk beds. These cabins are economical for groups and some reserve compartments for Ladies only. Cabins are air-conditioned and come with linen and blankets. They have with a night light and a table and personal items compartment. All cabins are air conditioned, can be securely locked and have a call button as standard. You will receive a toiletry items, and the daily Italian newspaper.


Couchette Carriages

Couchette coaches are the most economical way of travelling overnight in Italy. They are made up of 10 compartments with variable configurations of either 4 or 6 bunk bed cabins. These carriages will accomodating a total of 40-60 passengers. These couchette cabins are not segregated by sex, and you are expected to sleep in your daytime clothes; all cabins can be locked from the inside. It is possibile to reserve in a ‘womens only' or 'gentlemens only’ cabin. All cabins are air conditioned, can be securely locked and have a call button as standard.

More Info

  • Many overnight services operate a Trolley Mini-Bar.
  • Children until 4 years of age travel free of charge, as long as they share the actual bed with an adult, or with another paying child.
  • On all overnight services is possible to carry your own bicycle free of charge, as long as it is in a proper bike-carrying bag.
  • Proper Id (passport or identity card) is mandatory and required when traveling by overnight train in Italy and Europe, please have this documentation readily available upon request from the conductor.
  • Please feel free to ask any questions by emailing sales@italiarail.com
FROM TO
Agrigento Milan, Rome
Bari Milan, Reggio di Calabria, Turin
Bolzano Lecce, Reggio di Calabria
Calalzo Rome
Crotone Milan
Lecce Bolzano, Milan, Rome,Turin, Trieste, Venice
Milan Agrigento, Bari, Crotone, Lecce, Naples, Palermo, Reggio di Calabria, Salerno, Siracusa, Villa San Giovanni
Naples Bologna, Milan, Turin, Udine
Palermo Milan, Rome, Turin.
Reggio di Calabria Bari, Bolzano, Milan, Rome, Turin
Rome Agrigento, Calalzo, Lecce, Palermo, Reggio di Calabria, San Candido, Siracusa
San Candido Rome
Salerno Milan, Turin
Siracusa Milan, Rome, Venice
Turin Crotone, Lecce, Naples, Palermo, Reggio di Calabria, Salerno, Villa San Giovanni
Trieste Lecce
Udine Naples
Venice Lecce, Siracusa, Villa San Giovanni
Villa San Giovanni Milan, Turin, Venice

If you're travelling beyond Italy, be sure to check out the International night train and "trenhotel" services

Rules:

  • All Italian tickets, both domestic and cross border must be validated at the machines on the platform before use. Failure to do this will result in a fine of up to 200 Euros.

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