See some of Italy’s best ancient Roman ruins and its modern capital. Find out about taking the train from Naples to Rome.
An attraction not to be missed in Naples is Pompeii. You can visit this ancient Roman city, and the fantastic archaeological museum housing many of the artifacts unearthed at the excavation site. Considering that Rome is the epicenter of the Roman empire and the modern capital of Italy today, many visitors to Italy wish to see both Rome and Naples, making this journey quite popular.
Thanks to Italy’s high-speed trains, traveling from Naples to Rome can be considered a quick day trip. The number of miles may not look overwhelming to cover by car, but driving in the city centers of both Rome and Naples is challenging and not recommended. In other words, the train saves many visitors a headache!
Frequent Trains from Naples to Rome
Trenitalia's Alta Velocità (AV) trains make the trip from Naples to Rome 87 times per day. The first train leaves Napoli Centrale bound for Roma Termini at 4:04 a.m., the last at 9:46 p.m., and the trip takes an average of 1 hour and 7 minutes. Ticket prices on this route range from $14-56.
Note that train service may be less frequent on weekends and holidays, and certain trips may have longer travel times.
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Direct Trains from Naples to Rome
The AV and Italo trains offer direct service from Naples to Rome, and most of this trains do not make stops along the way. There are some routes that require a transfer of trains, but these are to be avoided considering they can take 2.5 to 4 hours. It is important to pay attention to the details when you’re booking so you make sure to get a direct train.
Amenities on Trains from Naples to Rome
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars are all equipped with air-conditioning and power outlets at your seat for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars. First class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper. A cafe car is available to all passengers.
Naples and Rome Train Stations
Napoli Centrale is Naples' biggest train station, and it's on Piazza Garibaldi which is a main hub for city and regional buses. There is also a Metro station connected to Napoli Centrale, called Napoli Piazza Garibaldi. Make sure to be prepared ahead of time, so that you know where you are going once outside of the station, or which bus or taxi to take.
Roma Termini is the city's largest station, and also a major transportation hub within Rome. Many bus lines stop right outside the station, and there is a Metro station inside Termini. Roma Tiburtina is also connected to the city's Metro line, and is also served by a number of city buses.
See below for details on traveling from Naples to Rome by train.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Train Travel in Italy
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Arrival and Departure Train Destinations
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Naples Centrale Guide
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