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from Rome to Florence

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

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To get from Rome to Florence on Jun 14 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:20PMRome Termini3h35 08:55PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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$311One-way
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02:55PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina5h00 07:55PMFlorence
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$101One-way
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11:11AMRome Tiburtina3h37 02:48PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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$311One-way
06:20PMRome Termini1h32 07:52PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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$691One-way
08:25AMRome Termini1h32 09:57AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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$691One-way

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Jun 14
$28Regionale
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Jun 15
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Wed
Jun 16
$26Intercity
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Jun 17
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Jun 18
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Jun 19
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Jun 20
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Jun 21
$26Intercity
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Jun 22
$19Intercity
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Jun 23
$19Intercity
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Jun 24
$26Intercity
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Jun 25
$26Intercity
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Jun 26
$26Intercity
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Jun 27
$28Regionale
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Mon
Jun 28
$50Italo
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Tue
Jun 29
$19Intercity
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Wed
Jun 30
$19Intercity
$8Flixbus
$515TAP Portugal
Thu
Jul 1
$19Intercity
$8Flixbus
$242TAP Portugal
Fri
Jul 2
$19Intercity Notte
$8Flixbus
$212TAP Portugal
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Jul 3
$26Intercity Notte
$30Marino Autolinee
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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
How do I go from Rome to Florence?

There are 3 ways to travel from Rome to Florence including taking a bus, flight or train.

How many miles from Rome to Florence would I travel?

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

Where do I depart from Rome? Where do I arrive in Florence?

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Rome to Florence depart from Rome, Tiburtina Station to Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Roma Termini and arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
Which travel companies can get me from Rome to Florence?

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

  • You can travel to Florence from Rome by bus with Marino Autolinee. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $9 (€7) with Marino Autolinee from Rome to Florence.
  • You can travel by train to Florence from Rome with Intercity, and you can find Intercity Rome to Florence tickets for $26 (€20) on Omio.
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 a direct bus to Florence with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can check for a direct train to Florence with 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.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Rome and Florence ends?
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 Milan, Venice or Pisa. If you're looking to explore Milan, Venice or Pisa from Florence, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Rome to Florence online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Rome to Florence, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $9 (€7) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $26 (€20) one way.

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.

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

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Florence is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $9 (€7) compared to other travel options to Florence:

Taking a bus is usually $17 (€13) less than taking a train to Florence, which costs on average $26 (€20) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Rome to Florence?

The quickest way to travel between Rome and Florence is by flight, which takes on average 55 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Florence by bus can take on average 3 h 20 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 40 min.

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Rome
Florence
Roma Ostiense
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Roma Termini
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Roma Tiburtina
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