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.
Driving from Rome to Turin would take over seven hours, which is why taking a high speed 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 between 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.
You may find slower trains at a lower price, but the trip can take as long as 7.5 hours, so when traveling from Rome to Turin, the AV trains are your best option. Some trains may require a transfer, and the location of your transfer will depend on your booking. Transfers can take place at Milano Centrale, Bologna Centrale, and Civitavecchia. Check your tickets carefully to be sure!
Italo trains also travel from Rome to Turin, although 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. Some of these trains will require a stop at the Termini station in Rome and others will require a stop at the Ostiense station in Rome. The trip on Italo trains takes 4 hours and 15 minutes from Tiburtina.
Note that train service may be less frequent on weekends and holidays, and certain trips may have longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Rome to Turin
There is a good selection of both direct trains and trains that require a transfer between Rome and 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 it can be hard to tell which train you have purchased without looking closely.
Amenities on Trains from Rome to Turin
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars are all equipped with air conditioning and power outlets at 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.
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 also a Metro (subway) station inside Termini.
Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense are also connected to the city's Metro line, and are both served by a number of city buses.
Torino Porta Nuova is Turin's main station, and comes in third, behind 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 is also a Metro station underneath the train station itself.
Torino Porta Susa is Turin's secondary station. It is where most of the trains to and from Milan depart and arrive from. There are bus lines that stop at the station as well.
See below for details on traveling from Rome to Turin by train.
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