High-speed train Italo Rome-Naples.

High-speed train Italo Rome-Naples.
In November we traveled from Rome to Naples on the ItaloTreno high-speed train. The distance in 220 km of Italo & # 171; flies & # 187; for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Despite the high level of service and comfort, the price of the Rome-Napoli ticket proved to be very democratic � 13.50. More about buying tickets on the site ItaloTreno, Napoli (Napoli centrale) and Rome (Roma Tiburtina), about the advantages of Italo, which can be used during, before and after the trip.
From Rome to Naples, you can get there by various trains: there is an ordinary train, the next with all stops, the Frecciarossa train of Trenitalia and the Italo train belonging to NTV. The last two trains are high-speed. I chose ItaloTreno, because it is the most modern and fastest train (the maximum speed of 360 km / hour), which runs on a schedule. Italo has an understandable online booking process and favorable prices (if booked in advance). In addition, traveling by train Italo, you care about the environment (it is 98% created from recyclable materials and consumes less energy).
Booking tickets on the site ItaloTreno.
To see all the trains in the timetable for the dates you need, in the departure and arrival windows choose all the stations: Rome & # 8212; Roma Tutte, Naples & # 8212; Napoli C. Trains from Rome to Naples and back run every hour from morning till night, Italo does not have night trains. In the window with the opened schedule it is necessary to choose a train and type of the ticket. All places are divided into 4 classes: Smart, Smart XL, Prima, Club, and tariffs for Basic, Economy, Low cost. The difference in price is due to the class of the car and the conditions of the tariff. Cheapest ticket Smart / Low cost without possibility of change and cancellation. Italo tickets are nominal, so the next step is to fill in the data for passengers: name / surname, e-mail, phone. Confirmation of the booking will come by email and by SMS (if you check the box next to Send me the itinerary with the ticket code via SMS). At the stage of payment all information about the trip that can be changed, as well as choose a place on the train (if not satisfied with the proposed automatically) is displayed. Booking is paid by credit card or via paypal.
Italo electronic tickets, they can be printed, saved on a smartphone or tablet. Ticket confirmation is your train ticket. Buy train tickets in advance, the closer to the date of departure – the less places at favorable prices. I booked Naples-Rome-Naples tickets a month before the trip, a one-way ticket cost � 13.50, on the day of departure the minimum price was already � 43. On the site ItaloTreno regularly appear special offers.
Before boarding an Italo train.
It is not necessary to arrive at the railway station long before the departure of the train. Even if a high-speed train arrives earlier, it will still go on schedule. It is best to be at the station for 15 & 8212; a maximum of 30 minutes before departure. Italo has its own Casa Italo waiting room at each station, where you can relax in soft armchairs, work at a computer, and charge electronic devices. English-speaking employees warn about the arrival of the train and report the platform number. The opening hours of Casa Italo at the various stations are slightly different, please check the information on the website. Italo ticketing machines, which operate 24 hours a day, are also installed at the stations.
In the train Italo.
Italo high-speed trains look ultramodern, their design was handled by the industry leader & # 8212; company Alstom. During the design, innovative technologies were used, allowing to achieve maximum speed with maximum comfort and safety for passengers.
Since Italo trains run inside Italy during the day, all seats in the cars are sessile. The difference lies in the width of the seats and additional services. We went to the Smart class with all the necessary amenities: comfortable chairs with reclining tables, charging sockets, hooks for clothes, luggage racks. All Italo trains have free wifi (you need to enter your ticket code to enter). If you are interested in another class of the car (Prima, Club), look at the virtual tour on the site Italotreno.
After the departure of the train, the conductor bypasses the car and checks the tickets. According to the rules, you need to have an identity card with you, but we did not ask for the documents. The distance Rome-Naples train Italo rides non-stop. The scoreboard shows the speed of the train and the estimated time of arrival. It was very surprising to race at a speed of 300 km / h and not feel at all.
Train station Roma Tiburtina (Rome)
The Italo Rome-Naples train departs from Roma Tiburtina station. The Tiburtina railway station is the second largest railway station in Rome. From and to the station it is easy to get on the metro, blue line B, stop Tiburtina. In 2011, the station Roma Tiburtina was completely renovated and now takes high-speed trains. The station building is modern, comfortable and clean, Casa Italo is at the end of the Gallerea Vetrata on one floor with clothes shops and cafes.
Napoli Central Station (Napoli centrale)
The area of the station in Naples is not the most prosperous, so the time before the departure of the train is best spent in Casa Italo. The Italo office is to the left of the entrance to the station, open every day from 6:25 to 22:25. The exit to high-speed trains is at the same level. Napoli centrale station & # 8212; a large transport hub from which regional and international trains depart, the Circumvesuviana line. The M1 metro line goes to the train station and Garibaldi square (Garibaldi stop). Please note that train intervals on this metro line can be quite large (up to 20 minutes).
By agreement between Italo and the unified transport system UNICOCAMPANIA, the ticket for the Italo train entitles free travel within the Naples transport system (metro, funicular, bus, tram) for 60 minutes before the departure of the train and 60 minutes after its arrival in Naples. To take advantage of this advantage, you need to present a train ticket and an identification document (passport). Thus, with a ticket for the train Italo you can reach the hotel or the train station in Naples, saving � 1.30. The agreement is valid until the end of 2014, you can find out about its prolongation on the website.
I really enjoyed traveling by train Italo. A trip on this modern high-speed train leaves a feeling that you have been in the future. An hour passed between Rome and Naples flew by unnoticed. The italo trains route connects 10 cities in different parts of Italy.
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One comment.
Thanks for the information about UNICOCAMPANIA).
At the station in Naples, I ate the most delicious pizza that I had ever tasted in Italy! Unfortunately I did not ask what it’s called, but there was some kind of fruit, probably a persimmon.
And it turns out at this station there is an underground floor, there are also shops, although you can not immediately determine.

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