How to travel from Rome to Florence

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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 Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Rome to Florence

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 3 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€49) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, ITA or Intercity Notte

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 143 miles (231 km) 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 trip are Flixbus, ITA or Intercity Notte among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Rome to Florence.

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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Travel Tips: Travel from Rome to Florence

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FAQs

You can travel to Florence from Rome 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Rome and Florence is by taking a bus with an average price of $6 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Florence:

Taking a bus is about $49 (€44) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $54 (€49) for this route.

A bus is $43 (€39) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Rome to Florence costing on average $49 (€44).

The quickest way to travel from Rome to 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, going by bus can take 3 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 38 min.

You should expect to travel around 143 miles (231 km) between Rome and Florence.

The average frequency per day from Rome to Florence is:

  • 6 buses per day.
  • 77 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Rome at Rome, Termini and arrive in Florence at Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Flights mostly depart from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Florence Peretola Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Roma Termini and arrive in Firenze 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 Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $6 (€5) with Flixbus from Rome to Florence.
  • You can go to Florence from Rome by plane with ITA. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $54 (€49) with ITA from Rome to Florence on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Rome to Florence with Intercity Notte, and you can find Intercity Notte Rome to Florence tickets for $49 (€44) on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Autoservizi Salemi or Itabus with 5 direct buses per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte with 77 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 between Rome and 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 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.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $6 (€5) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $54 (€49) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $49 (€44) one way on average for this journey.

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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