In common with many Italian rail routes there is a choice of services when making a journey by train from Rome/Roma to Assisi:
If the timing suit sand you want the peace of mind of a reserved seat, take the Intercity (IC) train.
Also because limited numbers of the cheaper 'Super Economy' tickets will be made available for the IC train, if you book ahead, it can be a money saver.
The RV trains are more frequent and you can book last minute at the station with the peace of mind that you won't have saved by booking in advance.
So if you buy tickets on the travel date, these trains become the cheapest option.
Though this isn't a high speed route, so the Intercity trains are only marginally faster.
Final Destination: Perugia
All trains also call at: *Roma Tiburtina*
Due to the perhaps surprisingly sparse train service on this Rome to Assisi route, it's worth looking up the departure times of these direct\ RV trains on Trenitalia, even if you will be buying tickets at the station.
Also when you look up the Rome to Assisi train journey on Trenitalia, you will see up to five other journeys per day, which involve making a usually straightforward connection between trains in Foligno.
You won't save money if you book tickets for a journey by these RV trains in advance; you will when booking tickets for the alternative Intercity train service.
The alternative Intercity train service:
If you would rather have the peace of mind of travelling in a reserved seat on the Rome to Assisi train journey, you can take the Intercity (IC) train.
It isn't much faster than these RV trains, but on Sundays to Fridays it isn't usually scheduled to depart from Roma Termini until 19:55.
On those days of the week it comprises the final train of the day from Rome to Assisi; it doesn't operate on Saturdays.
Mon-Fri = 4 x trains per day
Sat/Sun = 3 x trains per day
Book early and save: No - not if you travel by these Regionale Veloce (RV) trains from Rome to Assisi, though you can save by booking in advance for the alternative IC train.
Tickets will cost the same price if purchased at the same station immediately before departure if you travel by these RV trains.
If you will be buying tickets at the station just before departure, tickets for these Regionale Veloce (RGV/RV) trains will be much cheaper than the price of that IC train.
However, if you are booking in advance the price difference with the IC train will be more marginal; and the IC train ticket will include an assigned seat.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|Trenitalia||from €10 approx|
As seats can't be reserved on these RV trains, aim to be waiting on the concourse at Roma Termini, ticket(s) in hand, when the binari (track/platform) that the train will be departing from is confirmed.
If you want to buy tickets at Roma Termini, then it's a good idea to be at the station a minimum of 40 mins before the train departs.
Buying tickets from a Trenitalia ticket machine is usually quicker than purchasing at the ticket office, but at busy times there can be lengthy queues for the machines.
On particularly busy trains, finding a spare seat at Roma Tiburtina can be a lottery, so this is a journey on which boarding at Roma Termini is recommended.
Don't forget to stamp your ticket before boarding these RV trains.
It's a pleasant rather exciting journey by train from Rome to Assisi, through the rolling landscape of central Italy.
Though from the right of the train you can see the Basillica of Saint Francis of Assisi, as the train approaches the town.
Final Destination: Perugia
This train also calls at: Roma Tiburtina
On Sundays to Fridays there are three options for taking a train from Rome to Assisi:
(1) Travelling by this Intercity (IC) train, which is usually scheduled to depart from Roma Termini at 19:58 except on Saturdays.
If you want to travel from Rome to Assisi with the peace of mind of a reserved seat, you have to take this IC train.
On Fridays to Sundays it is also the final train of the day from Rome to Assisi.
(2) The slightly more frequent service* of Regionale Veloce (RV) trains from Rome to Assisi.
They aren't much slower than this Intercity train and they will be cheaper;though the difference in price will be more marginal if you book in advance.
They're also the only option if you want to take a direct train from Rome to Assisi and arrive there before 21:00.
(3) Though the most frequent option of all is to take an RV train from Rome to Foligno and then make what should be a straightforward connection, into a train on to Assisi.
Sunday - Friday
1 x train per day
This train does not depart on Saturday
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 3 months ahead of the travel date
On Fridays to Sundays, this Intercity train from Rome to Assisi is usually scheduled to depart from Roma Termini at 19:58. it doesn't operate on Saturdays.
It is more expensive than the more frequent alternative service of Regionale Veloce trains, but it more comfortable and slighty faster; and the difference in price can be less than €5.
The cheapest 'Super Economy' tickets for this journeys tend to still be available when booking only a couple of days ahead.
Complimentary seat reservations are also included with the ticket price when booking tickets for this IC train.
Though if you will be booking at the station on your day of travel, those Regionale Veloce trains will be cheaper.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|Trenitalia||from €12 approx|
|Italia Rail||from €12 approx|
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