How to travel from Rome to Florence

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Travel Information from Rome to Florence

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$22 - $2
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 3 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $82 (€71) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus, Alitalia or Italo

Travel 143 miles (231 km) by train, bus or flight between Rome and Florence. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Itabus, Alitalia or Italo among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Rome to Florence.

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from Rome to Florence

How to get from Rome to Florence by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Rome to Florence is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Itabus
08:30AM3h50
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
12:20PMScandicci, Villa Costanza (Florence)
$51One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Itabus
08:30AM3h50
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
12:20PMScandicci, Villa Costanza (Florence)
$51One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
ITA
05:35PM0h55
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
06:30PMFlorence Peretola Airport (FLR)
$1671One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Regionale
09:02AM3h48
Rome Termini
12:50PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
$281One-way
0 transfers
Regionale
11:11AM3h37
Rome Tiburtina
02:48PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
$281One-way
0 transfers
Regionale
07:02AM3h46
Rome Termini
10:48AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
$281One-way
0 transfers
Itabus
10:00AM3h15
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
01:15PMScandicci, Villa Costanza (Florence)
$91One-way
0 transfers
Itabus
09:00AM3h15
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
12:15PMScandicci, Villa Costanza (Florence)
$121One-way
0 transfers
Itabus
08:00AM3h15
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
11:15AMScandicci, Villa Costanza (Florence)
$121One-way
0 transfers
ITA
09:40PM0h55
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
10:35PMFlorence Peretola Airport (FLR)
$1671One-way
0 transfers
ITA
10:00AM0h55
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
10:55AMFlorence Peretola Airport (FLR)
$1931One-way
0 transfers
ITA
01:40PM0h55
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
02:35PMFlorence Peretola Airport (FLR)
$2561One-way
0 transfers

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How to travel from Rome to Florence

Passengers can choose to take a bus or train from Rome to Florence. Each service has their advantage; buses are typically cheaper, whereas trains are usually faster.

The average journey time from Rome to Florence is 3 hours on average. Travel from Rome to Florence is popular with Italian business travelers and travelers during the Spring/Summer high-season for tourists. 

What is the cheapest way to get from Rome to Florence?

Typically, the cheapest way to travel from Rome to Florence is by bus. During the tourist high-season, from April to October, the bus is always cheapest. However, during the quieter winter season, travelers can occasionally secure a comparable price on a high-speed train as a slower bus journey. This is typically dependent on travelers booking their train ticket well in advance of their planned departure date; usually 6-8 weeks in advance.

The bus service is provided by FlixBus and takes around 4 hours on average. However, the fastest bus service takes as little as 3 hours and 25 minutes. All FlixBus journeys from Rome to Florence are direct. All buses depart from Rome's Tiburtina station, which connects with Rome's city center via the B Metro Line. All buses arrive at Florence's Villa Costanza Bus Station. 

What is the fastest way to travel from Rome to Florence?

The fastest way to travel from Rome to Florence is on TrenItalia's high-speed Frecciarossa service. The fastest Frecciarossa service takes only around 1 hour and 12 minutes to travel between the 2 historic cities. 

Frecciarossa trains from Rome to Florence depart from Roma Termini Station, in the heart of Rome city center, and arrive at Florence's Santa Maria Novella Station, some 10-minute walk from the historic center of Florence. 

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Travel from Rome to Florence by train

Every day approximately 51 trains depart from Rome to Florence. The average train journey from Rome to Florence takes 5 hours, however, that is because the regional trains stop at many smaller local stations, and are intended for travelers heading to those destinations. Although regional trains are very cheap, most travelers choose not to take them, because they are slower, and typically less comfortable, than the high-speed Frecciarossa service.

Approximately 45 high-speed Frecciarossa trains depart from Rome to Florence each day. These trains can reach Florence in as little as 1 hour and 12 minutes after departure. No high-speed trains from Rome to Florence are direct. 

Trains depart every day, from Monday through to Sunday, from around 05:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.. Timetables are frequently reduced during national holidays and religious festivities. 

All trains from Rome to Florence depart from Roma Termini in Rome's historic center. Termini is walking distance from many of Rome's major attractions, including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Travelers can reach Termini on the A and B Metro line, with those who wish to reach the station from Vatican City boarding the A Metro. 

Trains from Rome to Florence arrive at Florence's Santa Maria Novella Station. Santa Maria Novella Station is in the heart of Florence city center and only a 10-minute walk away from the historic Piazza del Duomo. The walk to the Piazza del Duomo is signposted and simple to navigate. 

Travel from Rome to Florence by bus

The bus is the cheapest way to travel from Rome to Florence is by bus. Approximately 7 buses depart Rome for Florence each day. The average journey time on the bus is 4 hours. However, some buses take as long as 4 hours and 30 minutes to travel between the 2 cities. The fastest bus from Rome to Florence takes only 3 hours and 25 minutes.

FlixBus operate the bus service from Rome to Florence. Buses run from 7:00 a.m. each morning to shortly after 1:00 a.m. each night. All FlixBus services from Rome to Florence are direct and require no changes. Bus service does not vary throughout an average week, and weekend service is comparable to the service on a weekday. However, there are less buses on national and religious holidays.

Any FlixBus from Rome to Florence will depart from Rome's Tiburtina station. Tiburtina Bus Station is 2.5 miles (4 km) outside of Rome city center. Passengers can reach Tiburtina from the historic center via the A Metro Line.

Passengers will arrive in Florence at Florence's Villa Costanza Bus Station. Villa Costanza is some 5 miles (8 km) outside of the city center. Travelers can reach Florence city center from Villa Costanza via Tram 1/3, which takes 40 minutes. 

How to get from Rome to Florence

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Rome to Florence, 98,94% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Rome to Florence and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Find the best trip from Rome to Florence with Omio's travel partners Frecciarossa, Italo and BlaBlaCar Bus! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Looking for a smooth and easy way to travel to Florence from Rome? Book your Trenitalia Frecciarossa travel from Rome to Florence with Omio today! Trenitalia is Italy’s national travel company that offers a wide variety of connections throughout the country, including the Rome to Florence route. Omio shows you current Frecciarossa schedules and tickets to cover the 143 miles (231 km) distance. You can choose from fares like Super Economy, Economy, and Base for the best deals on this route. Trenitalia discount cards can also be applied when purchasing your Frecciarossa ticket on Omio.

All Frecciarossa classes provide free WiFi access, power outlets, air conditioning, bathrooms, luggage storage, onboard entertainment, and restaurant and bar services to passengers. Frecciarossa covers long distances and connects major cities in Italy in just a few hours thanks to its high speed. These travel are renowned for their comfort, speed and reduced environmental impact and can reach speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh). Frecciarossa offers all travelers ultimate comfort, flexibility and convenience, and you can book Frecciarossa tickets with us in a few steps!

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly to Florence from Rome and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

        FAQs: Travel from Rome to Florence

        FAQs: Travel to Florence easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Rome to Florence.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options between Rome and Florence. You can take a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Rome to Florence is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to Florence:

        Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of ().

        Taking a bus costs $80 (€69) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $82 (€71) for the same trip.

        A bus is $20 (€17) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Rome to Florence costing on average $22 (€19).

        The fastest way to get to Florence from Rome is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

        Other travel options to Florence take longer:

        Bus takes on average 3 h 15 min.

        Train takes 1 h 37 min on average.

        The distance from Rome to Florence is approximately 143 miles (231 km).

        The average frequency per day from Rome to Florence is:

        • 7 buses a day.
        • 50 trains a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Rome and Florence as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Rome to Florence:

        • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Rome to Florence depart from Rome, Termini to Florence, Guidoni Tram T2.
        • Most travelers board their plane from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Florence Peretola Airport.
        • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Rome to Florence depart from Rome Termini to Florence Santa Maria Novella.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Rome to Florence:

        • You can take a bus from Rome to Florence with Itabus, Marino Autolinee, El Pilar, BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Autoservizi Salemi, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Movelia. Cheap tickets can be found for $2 (€2) with Itabus from Rome to Florence.
        • You can take a flight from Rome to Florence with Alitalia, Alitalia (2), KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa or TAP Portugal. Cheap tickets can be found for $82 (€71) with Alitalia from Rome to Florence.
        • You can go to Florence from Rome by train with Italo, Frecciarossa, Regionale, Intercity, Frecciargento or Intercity Notte. You'll see cheap train tickets for $22 (€19) with Intercity from Rome to Florence on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Rome to Florence with the following travel companies:

        • 5 direct buses per day with Itabus or FlixBus.
        • Direct trains with Italo, Frecciarossa, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte with 50 direct trains per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Florence as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Rome to Florence.

        Looking to extend your trip from Rome to Florence? Many Omio customers who go from Rome to Florence usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Pisa, Venice, Milan or Bologna. If you're looking to explore Pisa, Venice, Milan or Bologna from Florence, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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