LONDON – A new deal has been signed between Aeroporti di Roma (the company controlling Rome airports of Fiumicino and Ciampino) and Trenitalia (the primary train operator in Italy and subsidiary of Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane, the company owned by the Italian government, in order to provide better and quicker connections between some of the Italian major cities and the rest of the world via Rome Fiumicino airport.
The new agreement aims to implement the train-plane integration for passengers traveling between Italian cities and the rest of the world willing to travel in a more sustainable and cheaper way than plane routes on short distances.
In the near future, the airport of Rome Fiumicino will also benefit from direct check-in procedures in the airport’s train station, so passengers will experience an even more functional and practical transport intermodality.
Passengers arriving in Rome Fiumicino now have the possibility of taking advantage of these connections:
- H10:38 – Frecciargento 8563 to Roma Termini (not operating on Sundays)
- H12:38 – Frecciarossa 8567 to Roma Termini (from April 1 to 11 June)
- H13:53 – Frecciarossa 9423 to Venezia S.Lucia, with scheduled stops in Rome, Florence, Bologna, Rovigo and Padova.
- H14:23 – Frecciarossa 8569 to Roma Termini
Further services are planned to be added to Naples, Bari, Milan, Turin, Genoa, and Bolzano.
Flights That Will Benefit…
These new high-speed train services are designed especially for those arriving in Rome and Italy after a long-haul flight and, in fact, passengers who will benefit more from these connections will be the ones arriving with the following flights:
- AA718 arriving from Philadelphia
- DL152 arriving from New York JFK
- DL66 arriving from Atlanta
- EK97 arriving from Dubai
- QR131 arriving from Doha
- SV201 arriving from Jeddah
Al these services will be operated by Trenitalia’s Frecciargento ETR470, Frecciarossa ETR500, and the newest and stunning Frecciarossa 1000 ETR1000.
The last one, in particular, is designed to offer the best comfort on the market with its four-class configuration (Executive-Business-Premium-Standard) and innovative passengers-helping solutions.
Definitely, these new train services will provide quicker, cheaper, and more sustainable travel solutions for passengers willing to travel to other Italian cities after arriving at Rome Fiumicino airport, maybe it’s time for us to reconsider the use of planes on the short-distances route, in a perspective of more sustainability and quickness on short-haul travels.