Trenitalia Ticket Reservation

Door Travelblogger gepubliceerd op Thursday 17 September 12:20

Train travel in Italy is easy and it is the best way to travel between cities. The efficient services will drop you in the heart of the major cities quickly, ensuring you have plenty of time to explore and enjoy them without having to contend with the famous Italian traffic and driving challenges.

We love to travel Italy by train but booking your trips can be confusing. In this article we tell you when and how to make your Italy train reservations, the best sites to buy Italy train tickets online before and during your trip and what to consider when buying tickets. 

There are several sites where you can buy train tickets for Italy and they all have advantages and disadvantages. We prefer Trenitalia, Italo, Italiarail, Omio and Save A Train because you can check all available schedules and compare prices 

About the Train Companies

Trenitalia tickets
Trenitalia, Italy’s government owned train operator is also its biggest. Trenitalia runs high speed intercity services as well as regional trains. Frecciarossa or Red Arrow trains, are the fastest on the network and passengers in all classes of travel enjoy free WiFi, plug sockets at each seat, a food carriage and air conditioning.

Prices are set by travel class and level of flexibility. The cheapest train tickets are Super Economy offered in advance – no refunds or exchanges are offered on these tickets. Prices increase depending on the level of flexibility required and class of travel.

You can book direct with Trenitalia but it can be frustrating with difficult translations and sometimes international credit cards are not accepted. 

buy italo tickets

Italo is a private company that runs high speed trains on popular intercity routes. They offer a very similar service to Trenitalia at matching price points so the choice to travel with either company usually comes down to scheduling and availability. 

You can book direct with Italo but expect similar issues in terms of website usability to Trenitalia.

omio train tickets italy

Omio (formerly GoEuro) is a website and smart phone app that allows you to find the fastest, cheapest and best travel options by train, bus and flight to cities, towns and villages across Italy and Europe. 

Save A Train
Save A Train is a start up travel website that allows you to find fastest, cheapest and best travel option by train accros Italy and Europe.

They are partnered with both Trenitalia and Italo (as well as bus and airline companies) so you can compare and book the best option for your trip. Book your tickets in advance and keep all the details on their app. If you need to buy last minute train tickets in Italy it is easy to do, leaving you with one less step to think about when you arrive at the station. 

Information Needed when Booking a Train

When booking train tickets online for Italy you will be asked for your full name, email address and country of birth. The name on the reservation must match the ID document of the person who is travelling. You might also be asked for a mobile number for the purposes of travel updates.

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