Train from Rome to Turin
Make your way from Italy's modern-day capital to the first capital of a united Italy. Travel by train from Rome to Turin.
Traveling from Rome to Turin means leaving Italy's modern-day capital and arriving in the historic capital from when Italy first became a unified country. And these days, you can make the whole journey by high-speed train.
Driving from Rome to Turin would take more than seven hours, which makes it easy to see why taking the train to cover such a long distance is clearly the best idea.
Frequent Trains from Rome to Turin
Trenitalia's high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains cover the roughly 450-mile (724-km) distance (as the rail lines go) from Rome's Termini station to Turin's Porta Nuova station in 4 to 4.5 hours. Trains leave Rome bound for Turin once per hour during most weekdays, for a total of 45 trains making the trip per day. The first leaves Rome at 6 a.m., the last at 7 p.m., and ticket prices on this route range from $47-141.
The slower trains sometimes cost less (but not always), and the trip can take as long as 7.5 hours, making the AV trains the best bet. Trains that require a change along the way vary as to where that change is. Many require a change at Milano Centrale, some at Bologna Centrale, and still others at Civitavecchia. Check your tickets carefully.
Italo trains also travel from Rome to Turin, though they serve the northern Italian city much less frequently than Trenitalia and they arrive in Turin's Porta Susa station. There are only six arrivals in Turin each day, all of which leave from Rome's Tiburtina station. Two of those also stop at the much larger Termini before Tiburtina, and two also stop at Rome's Ostiense station. The trip on Italo trains takes 4 hours 15 minutes from Tiburtina.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Rome to Turin
There is a good selection of both direct trains and trains that require a change along the trip from Rome to Turin, so be sure to pay attention when you're booking so you know which ticket you hold. Some of the non-direct trains don't take much longer than the direct trains, so sometimes it can be hard to tell without looking closely.
Amenities on Trains from Rome to Turin
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.
Rome and Turin Train Stations
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 and Roma Ostiense are also connected to the city's Metro, and are both served by a number of city buses.
Torino Porta Nuova is Turin's main station, and third only to Roma Termini and Milano Centrale in terms of overall passenger traffic. There are several bus and tram lines that stop outside the station to make it easier to get around the city, and there's also a Metro (subway) station underneath the train station itself.
Torino Porta Susa is Turin's secondary station—it's where most of the trains to and from Milan are. There are bus lines that stop at the station.