Train from Naples to Rome
See some of Italy’s best ancient Roman ruins and its modern capital. Find out about taking the train from Naples to Rome.
Spending time in Naples gives you a chance to visit Pompeii, the ancient Roman city, and the fantastic archaeological museum housing many of the artifacts unearthed at the excavation site. After that, a trip to Rome—the epicenter of the Roman empire and the modern capital—just makes sense.
Thanks to Italy’s high-speed trains, Rome is day trip distance from Naples. 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 enough that it’s really not recommended. In other words, the train saves many a visitor headache.
Frequent Trains from Naples to Rome
Trenitalia's Alta Velocità (AV) trains make the trip from Naples to Rome frequently—87 trains per day in total. The first 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 7 minutes. Ticket prices on this route range from $14-56.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes 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 these trains don’t even stop along the way. There are some routes for which a change is required, though these tend to take from 2.5 to 4 hours so are easily avoided. Still, it’s important to pay attention to the details when you’re booking so you make sure you’re on a direct train.
Amenities on Trains from Naples to Rome
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars all come with air-conditioning and power outlets in the seats for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars (1st-class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper), and a cafe car that's 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's also a Metro (subway) station connected to Centrale called Napoli Piazza Garibaldi. The area around the station is decidedly unappealing, so it's a good idea to know where you're going when you walk out of the station itself—whether that's a specific bus line or the taxi queue.
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 (subway) station inside Termini, too. Roma Tiburtina is also connected to the city's Metro, and is also served by a number of city buses