Venture from the first capital of a unified Italy to the country’s modern capital. Learn about taking the train from Turin to Rome.
Travel through Italian history with a trip from Turin, home of the first Italian capital after unification in the late 19th century, to Rome, the Italian capital today. Back when the capital was changing, the trip from Turin to Rome was much more time-consuming. Today, it’s almost a day trip by high-speed train.
The train trip from Turin to Rome is about 450 miles (724 km), no small distance, but the drive would take more than 7 hours. Taking the train has the added benefits of not requiring you to navigate, which gives you a chance to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Frequent Trains from Turin to Rome
The high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains from Trenitalia connect Turin’s Porta Nuova station directly with Rome’s Termini station about 1-2 times per hour during most weekdays, making the trip in 4 to 4.5 hours. Some of the AV trains serving this route are not direct, however, with train changes required in Bologna or Milan, and these can take 5-7 hours. There are also slower trains between the two cities which take even longer, so be careful when you’re searching for your tickets.
In total, there are 30 trains departing Turin for Rome each day, with the first leaving Turin at 5:50 a.m. and the last at 7:10 p.m. Tickets for this route range from $57-92.
Italo trains also serve the Turin-to-Rome route. They depart from both Turin Porta Nuova and Porta Susa stations, and arrive in both Roma Tiburtina and Roma Termini stations. There are six trains per day on this route, and the journey takes 4 hours 40 minutes.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Turin to Rome
There are several direct AV trains from Turin to Rome each day, but simply searching for the high-speed AV trains may be deceiving. There are some AV options which require train changes and take longer, so pay careful attention when you’re searching for tickets so you know whether or not you’re looking at direct trains.
Amenities on Trains from Turin 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.
Turin and Rome 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 is also connected to the city's Metro and 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 you'll find most of the trains to and from Milan. There are bus lines that stop at the station.
See below for details on traveling from Turin to Rome by train.
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