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$13Intercity Notte
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$15Intercity
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$15Intercity
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$15Intercity
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$18Intercity
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$18Intercity
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$12Intercity
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Travel Information between Rome and Florence

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $7 (€6) • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Intercity

Take a bus or train to travel 143 miles (231 km) from Rome to Florence. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this trip, with tickets costing about $7 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Itabus or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Rome to Florence.

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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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FAQs

What are the ways to get from Rome to Florence?

There are 2 travel options from Rome to Florence: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Rome to Florence is by taking a bus with an average price of $7 (€6).

This is compared to other travel options to Florence:

Taking a bus is about $5 (€4) less than taking a train, which costs on average $12 (€10) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel 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 can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 15 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 3 min.

What is the distance between Rome and Florence?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Rome to Florence?

The average frequency per day from Rome to Florence is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Rome and Florence, where do I depart from Rome and where do I arrive in Florence?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Rome, Termini (G) and arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Most travelers board their train from Roma Termini and arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

Which travel companies can take me from Rome to Florence?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Rome to Florence, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Itabus can get you to Florence by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Itabus from Rome to Florence for $7 (€6) on Omio.
  • Travel with Intercity to go to Florence by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Intercity Rome to Florence tickets on Omio for $12 (€10).

Is there a way to travel directly from Rome to Florence?

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

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Florence with Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Rome to Florence?

Many of our customers traveling from Rome to Florence don't make Florence their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Florence are Milan, Venice or Pisa, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Florence to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book my Rome to Florence one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Rome to Florence, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $7 (€6) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $12 (€10) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Rome to Florence online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.