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from Rome to Florence

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To get from Rome to Florence on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:15PMRome3h50 06:05PMFlorence
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$141One-way
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02:15PMRome3h50 06:05PMFlorence
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08:50AMRome3h45 12:35PMFlorence
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$161One-way
06:40AMRome3h50 10:30AMFlorence
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06:15AMRome3h45 10:00AMFlorence
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Sun
Sep 19
$27Regionale
$14Itabus
Mon
Sep 20
$27Regionale
$12Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$25Intercity
$14Itabus
Wed
Sep 22
$25Intercity
$14Itabus
Thu
Sep 23
$25Intercity
$11Itabus
Fri
Sep 24
$25Intercity
$11Itabus
Sat
Sep 25
$25Intercity
$16Itabus
Sun
Sep 26
$27Regionale
$9Itabus
Mon
Sep 27
$25Intercity
$9Itabus
Tue
Sep 28
$25Italo
$9Itabus
Wed
Sep 29
$19Intercity
$9Itabus
Thu
Sep 30
$19Intercity
$9Itabus
Fri
Oct 1
$19Intercity
$9Itabus
Sat
Oct 2
$19Intercity
$9Itabus
Sun
Oct 3
$25Italo
$9Itabus
Mon
Oct 4
$16Intercity
$9Itabus
Tue
Oct 5
$14Intercity Notte
$9Itabus
Wed
Oct 6
$14Intercity Notte
$11Itabus
Thu
Oct 7
$16Intercity
$9Itabus
Fri
Oct 8
$12Intercity
$9Itabus
Sat
Oct 9
$31Italo
$9Itabus

Travel Information from Rome to Florence

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 3 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMarino 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.

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 get from Rome to Florence?

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

How do I get from Rome to Florence the cheapest way?

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).

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

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.

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:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Rome to Florence?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Rome, Tiburtina Station and tend to arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Trains most often depart from Rome at Roma Termini and arrive in Florence at 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:

  • Travel with Marino Autolinee to go to Florence by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Marino Autolinee Rome to Florence tickets on Omio for $15 (€12).
  • Travel with Regionale to go to Florence by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Regionale Rome to Florence tickets on Omio for $27 (€22).
Can I travel directly between Rome and Florence?

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

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

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 should I go next after I travel from Rome to Florence?
Your trip from Rome to Florence doesn't have to end in Florence. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Milan, Venice or Pisa. If you’d like to add Milan, Venice or Pisa to your Rome to Florence tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Florence today!
How early should I book Rome to Florence tickets online to score 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 for this trip costs on average $15 (€12) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $27 (€22) one way for this trip.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rome
Florence
Roma Ostiense
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Roma Termini
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Refreshments
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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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