Escape the big Italian capital and head for the coast of Campania. Learn about taking the train from Rome to Salerno.
The Amalfi Coast likely needs no introduction, but perhaps the city of Salerno isn’t as familiar. It’s one of the main gateways to the Amalfi Coast and a major cruise port, and it just so happens to be served by Italy’s high-speed train network.
Some of the high-speed trains will get you from Rome to Salerno in just under two hours, while driving the 167 miles (267 km) would take you almost three hours. Save time and hassle by taking the train.
Frequent Trains from Rome to Salerno
Trenitalia’s high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains connect Roma Termini with Salerno several times each day, and the fastest trains make the journey in 1 hour 55 minutes. There are also slower trains serving the Rome-Salerno route, some of which take just under three hours or require a train change along the way in Napoli Centrale. In total, there are 59 trains leaving Rome each day bound for Salerno.
Ticket prices on the direct AV trains range from $23-29, while a direct InterCity train can cost $11-35. Trains that require a change en route range in price from $25-46.
Italo trains serve both Rome and Salerno, so you can choose to travel on Italo from Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina to Salerno. From Termini, the trip takes two hours, and from Tiburtina it takes about 2 hours 20 minutes.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Rome to Salerno
There are several direct trains from Rome to Salerno each day, including the high-speed AV trains and some slower InterCity trains. The time difference between the two options is significant, with the AV trains making the trip in less than two hours at times while InterCity trains take nearly three hours. In other words, pay careful attention to your options when you’re booking.
Amenities on Trains from Rome to Salerno
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.
On Frecciargento trains, there are also both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars. As with Frecciarossa trains, 1st-class passengers get a free drink and a newspaper. Frecciargento trains have a cafe car which all passengers can use, and power outlets are in both class cars at each seat.
Rome and Salerno Train Stations
Rome's 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, too.
The Salerno station has five platforms, with service coming from major cities in the north and further south. There are buses to and from the Amalfi Coast stop near the train station, which is in central Salerno
See below for details on traveling from Rome to Salerno by train.
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