You can get from Florence to Rome by train, bus or flight.
To get from Florence to Rome on Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Available travel modes||Coach, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||€9 - €94|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • €9 • 3 h 15 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • €94 • 50 min|
|Popular travel companies||Itabus, ITA or Intercity Notte|
Travel 231 km by coach, ferry, flight or train to Rome from Florence. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €9. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Itabus, ITA or Intercity Notte among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Florence to Rome.
Separated by just 279 miles of scenic Tuscan countryside and connecting two of the greatest cultural centres of Europe, the route between these two cities can easily be travelled by bus, train or air. Train travel is usually preferred as the most efficient and frequent way to travel. Buses provide a more economical method without sacrificing too much time. Air travel is generally the slowest way to travel, owing to Rome's airport being located on the Mediterranean coast, some distance from the city.
There are eight buses connecting the cities each day, departing Florence from a stop on the Piazzale Monelungo, which is right next to Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station and accessed by a pedestrian underpass. Buses are operated by Megabus and provide two different routes. The shorter route takes 3 hours and 30 minutes and the alternative route is 45 minutes longer. All buses arrive in Rome at the Tiburtina bus station on the Piazzale Mazzoni in eastern Rome and connect with the rest of the city by Metro.
Train service between the two cities is excellent, with trains running nearly every half hour from early morning to late at night. Passengers can choose between the Trenitalia and the Italo rail lines and reach Rome by express in just 1 hour 20 minutes, or by 4 hours 30 minutes on a regular train. Travellers can choose to end their journey at either Rome's Tiburtina or Termini stations however all routes depart from Florence at Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
AliItalia offers seven direct flights each day from Pisa and Firenze airports and arriving at Roma Fiumicino. Travel time between the two cities is just 3 hours 16 minutes.
There are 4 travel options from Florence to Rome: coach, ferry, flight or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Florence to Rome, which costs on average €9.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Rome:
A coach is €85 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Florence to Rome costing on average €94.
A coach is €25 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Florence to Rome costing on average €34.
The fastest way to get to Rome from Florence is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.
There are alternative travel options to Rome that can usually take longer:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 15 min.
In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 1 h 26 min.
You should expect to travel around 231 km from Florence to Rome.
The average frequency per day from Florence to Rome is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Florence to Rome as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Florence to Rome:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Florence to Rome, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available between Florence and Rome with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Rome as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Florence and Rome.
When planning your trip to Rome from Florence, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Florence to Rome online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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