Make your way to the center of the Roman Empire after spending time on the coast in Salerno. Find out more about taking the train from Salerno to Rome.
Less popular as a tourist destination than nearby Sorrento or Naples, Salerno is a major cruise port in the Campania region, and is connected to Italy’s high-speed rail network. Taking the train is your best option for when you’re ready to leave the coast for the capital of the country!
Thanks to the high-speed trains, you can cover the 168 miles (270 km) in time to have a late breakfast in Salerno and an early lunch in Rome. The drive to Rome not only takes longer, but is also not recommended for travelers due to its complexity.
Frequent Trains from Salerno to Rome
Trenitalia’s high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains connect Salerno with Roma Termini station using both the Frecciarossa and Frecciabianca trains. There are 59 trains each day on this route, and the trip often takes less than two hours.
There are also some routes that require changing trains along the way in Naples, but even these routes take approximately two hours. Tickets cost $23-35 on this route.
The high-speed trains operated by Italo also serve both Salerno and Rome. The trip from Salerno to Roma Termini takes just under two hours, while the trip from Salerno to Roma Tiburtina takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Salerno to Rome
There are plenty of options for direct trains from Salerno to Rome, many coming in at under two hours of travel time and on the lower end of the ticket price range.
Amenities on Trains from Salerno to Rome
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars are all equipped with air-conditioning and power outlets in 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.
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.
Salerno and Rome Train Stations
The Salerno station has five platforms, with service coming from major cities in the north and further south of Italy. There are buses to and from the Amalfi Coast stop near the train station, which is in central Salerno.
Rome's Termini station 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 also a Metro station inside Termini.
See below for details on traveling from Rome to Salerno by train.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Train Travel in Italy
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