How to travel from Florence to Rome

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from Florence to Rome

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

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

02:50PMFlorence3h15 06:05PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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03:05PMFlorence3h15 06:20PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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04:20PMFlorence3h15 07:35PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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02:20PMFlorence3h30 05:50PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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Travel Information from Florence to Rome

distanceDistance231 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range€19 - €99
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €19 • 3 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €99 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus, ITA or Intercity Notte

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 231 km from Florence to Rome. 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 €19. 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.

General Information about the journey 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.

Buses from Florence to Rome

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.

Trains from Florence to Rome

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.

Flights from Florence to Rome

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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Florence to Rome

Travel to Rome easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Florence to Rome.

There are 4 travel options from Florence to Rome: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Florence to Rome, which costs on average €19.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Rome:

A coach journey is usually €80 less than a journey to Rome by plane, which costs on average €99 for the same trip.

A coach is generally €15 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average €34 from Florence to Rome.

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, taking a coach requires on average 3 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 26 min   on average.

Rome is approximately 231 km away from Florence.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Rome is:

  • Around 5 coaches per day.
  • Around 73 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Rome from Florence as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry 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:

  • Coaches most often depart from Florence at Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and arrive in Rome at Rome, Termini.
  • Flights mostly depart from Florence Peretola Airport and arrive in Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Florence at Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Rome at Roma Termini.

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:

  • Travel with Itabus to go to Rome by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Itabus Florence to Rome tickets on Omio for €19.
  • ITA can take you to Rome by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for ITA from Florence to Rome for €99.
  • Travel with Intercity Notte for trains to Rome. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Intercity Notte Florence to Rome tickets on Omio for €34.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Rome with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, Autoservizi Salemi or Itabus with around 3 direct coaches every day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Rome with ITA.
  • You can check for a direct train to Rome with Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte with 73 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Rome tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Florence to Rome often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Milan, Paris or Venice. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Florence and Rome itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Rome and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is €19 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is €99 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is €34 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Florence to Rome 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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