Trains to and from Perugia Airport (PEG)

Like many other smaller airports in Italy, Perugia has no train station at its terminal building; however, this is not a problem for passengers, as a frequent bus service is available for transport to the Perugia Railway Station.

Perugia Airport has just one terminal building, which all passengers will find very easy to navigate. Ryanair, a low-cost airline company, Belle Air and Skybridge AirOps, between Milan-Malpensa, London-Stansted and Trapani, as well as a few other Italian destinations mainly handle flights at the airport. Although there is no train station at Perugia Airport, it is easy to reach the main railway station in Perugia, as regular bus services are available. The bus stops can be found just outside the arrivals terminal, and tickets can be purchased from a small booth at the airport, or from automated machines.

There are at least three bus services that run each day from Perugia Airport to the bus station at Piazza Italia, and to the main railway station at Piazza Vittorio Veneto. This railway station is a few kilometres from the centre of the city, but a few bus services travel from here to various destinations. The bus trip from Perugia airport takes about half an hour, depending on the lengths of the stops and traffic conditions, and a ticket costs in the region of Euro 4.00. The one-way bus tickets are valid for forty or seventy minutes from the time of purchase. There is also another train station at Assisi, a town approximately 12 km from the airport as well, but it is not directly connected by bus to the airport. Passengers who would rather travel to Assisi should either rent a car or take a taxi.

Perugia Railway Station is also known as the Perugia Fontivegge railway station, and handles approximately three million passengers per year. It is the main station serving all areas in Umbria, and of course, Perugia. The train station was first constructed in 1866, and is part of the Foligno-Terontola railway line, linking Perugia to other major cities, and also Florence to Rome. The management of the station falls under Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, or the RFI, while the commercial areas of the station are under the control of a subsidiary company of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), which is Italy’s state-owned railway company, known as Centostazioni. Trenitalia operates all train services. This management structure is very similar in many other smaller Italian towns.

About fifty trains pass through the station every day, most of which are regional trains to Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Terontola-Cortona, Foligno and Rome. A few intercity trains are available to Milan, as well as a couple of Eurostar trains travelling longer distances. There are four train tracks at the station, of which only the second is used for through trains stopping at Perugia station. The passenger building itself is quite large, and has three levels. The ground floor is used by its passengers and houses the large ticket office, from where tickets for all trains and routes can be purchased. There is also a large and comfortable waiting room with beautiful antique benches. Three green and blue glass doors separate the ticket office and station yard. Several buildings surround the main building, and one of these is for the offices of RFI. No goods trains pass through Perugia anymore, and the goods yard is now used simply for storing old carriages and maintenance equipment.

Passengers travelling from Rome or Florence can easily reach the Perugia Railway Station. When in Florence, passengers should take one of the frequently available daily trains to Terontola/Cortone, which is about an hour and a half’s journey, and then catch a connecting train to Perugia. From here it is just another forty minutes journey. When in Rome, passengers should first travel by train to Ancona. There are nine trains available everyday, and stop at Foligno. This is about an hour and forty minutes to two hour journey. From here you can now transfer to a train heading towards Perugia, about another thirty to forty minutes of travel.

The city of Perugia is also connected to a privately run FCU train line, which consists of the Stazione Sant Anna, just off Piazza dei Partigiani, and the Ponte San Giovanni Station, which lies further out from the city. Various regional trains serving surrounding destinations arrive and depart at these stations.

Perugia Airport is therefore well connected by train, even though there is no actual train station at the airport. Further information on train travel is available online, at www.trenitalia.com,