How to get from Rome to Florence by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Rome to Florence is by 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, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$6 - $106|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $6 (€5) • 3 h 20 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $106 (€92) • 55 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus, ITA or Intercity|
Travel 143 miles (231 km) by bus, flight or train from Rome to Florence. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, ITA or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight 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.
Omio is a price comparison service which helps travelers compare trains and buses from Rome to Florence on factors like speed, price and timing, so they can find the best deal for them.
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.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $6 (€5). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Trenitalia Intercity is a high-speed train service operated by the Italian national railway company, Trenitalia. It operates throughout the country, with services running from early morning to late evening. The Intercity trains come in two types: the Intercity Plus, which is the fastest and most comfortable, and the Intercity, which is slightly slower but still offers a comfortable journey. Onboard facilities include air conditioning, power sockets, Wi-Fi, and a bar service. There are several ticket types available, including Standard, Super Economy, and Business. The most popular routes for Trenitalia Intercity are from Rome to Milan, Naples to Florence, and Turin to Venice.
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.
You can get between Rome and Florence 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel between Rome and Florence is a bus with an average price of $6 (€5).
This is compared to other travel options from Rome to Florence:
Taking a bus costs $100 (€87) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $106 (€92) for the same trip.
A bus is $9 (€8) less than a train with an average ticket price of $15 (€13) from Rome to Florence.
The fastest way from Rome to Florence is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.
There are alternative travel options to Florence that take longer:
Getting to Florence by bus takes 3 h 20 min on average.
Train takes 2 h 35 min on average.
The Rome to Florence distance is around 143 miles (231 km).
The average frequency per day from Rome to Florence is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Rome and Florence as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Rome to Florence:
The following travel companies offer services from Rome to Florence:
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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