You can get from Rome to Florence by train, bus or flight.
To get from Rome to Florence on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||143 miles (231 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$15 - $27|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $15 (€12) • 3 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||Marino Autolinee or Regionale|
Travel 143 miles (231 km) by bus or train between Rome and Florence. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this journey, with tickets costing about $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Marino Autolinee or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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.
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.
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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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.
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.
There are 2 travel options from Rome to Florence: bus or train.
The cheapest way to go to Florence from Rome is by taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€12).
This is compared to other ways of getting to Florence:
A bus is $12 (€10) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Rome to Florence costing on average $27 (€22).
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 can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 20 min on average.
In comparison, getting to Florence by train can take on average 2 h 50 min.
The distance is approximately 143 miles (231 km) from Rome to Florence.
The average frequency per day from Rome to Florence is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Rome and Florence as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Rome to Florence:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Rome to Florence with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Florence tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.
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But we recommend booking Rome to Florence tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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