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Cheap Train Tickets in Italy

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Popular Train Routes in Italy

RouteFastest Journey TimeLowest Price
Venice - Milan2h 6mUS$25.92
Florence - Venice2h 1m26,62 US$
Rome - Venice3h 36mUS$45.62
Milan - Florence1h 45mUS$32.40
Venice - Florence1h 59mUS$26.62
Milan - Rome2h 50mUS$41.80
Milan - Venice2h 15mUS$27.89
Rome - Milan2h 52mUS$78.14
Rome - Florence1h 25mUS$30.37

How to Book Cheap Train Tickets in Italy?

There are some tips to save on your train fare, such as booking in advance, avoiding peak travel times, considering regional trains and taking advantage of discounts. With these tips, you can buy cheap train tickets and enjoy your train journey.

Book in advance

Book in advance

Advance tickets are usually available for purchase 12 weeks before your travel and save an average of 61% on your tickets.

Avoid peak travel times

Avoid peak travel times

Off-Peak fares are cheaper tickets for travelling at less busy times during weekdays, and all day on weekends.

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Consider regional trains

Consider regional trains

In Italy, regional trains are typically more affordable than high-speed trains. You can consider them to save money with a flexible schedule.

FAQs About Italy Train Tickets

  • What does it mean to validate a train pass or ticket in Italy?

    This is also called "activating" a pass. The station official will put a stamp on the pass. Please note that the pass must be validated at the station before boarding your train, a conductor on a train cannot validate the pass.
  • How do I validate my train ticket?

    Only regional train tickets have to be validated. For other trains, e-tickets can simply be shown to the conductor when asked on the train. Regional train tickets must be validated before departure.

    Follow these steps to validate your regional train ticket:

    • Use the check-in link provided in your order confirmation email. Your order confirmation email will have a subject line of “Your ItaliaRail order number is…”.

    • Once the page loads and shows you your ticket, click on the “CHECK-IN” button.

    • Once the page reloads with your passenger information, click on the “Next” button.

    • You will then see a confirmation message saying “Check-In Complete. Enjoy your journey”. This means you have successfully checked in.

  • Do I need a reservation if I have a rail pass?

    Most trains covered by your rail Pass don't need seat reservations. If you're willing to take a slower route, you can often avoid the extra cost.
  • When and how do I make a reservation?

    Reservations can be made at a train station or through trip.com within 60 days of your actual travel date.
  • What is an e-ticket for trains in Italy?

    The e-ticket for Italy is a purchasing solution that allows you to board your train without having to pick up a printed train ticket. It is valid for all trains, both in 1st and 2nd class.