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 Mar 22 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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02:50PMFlorence3h15 06:05PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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07:45PMFlorence3h15 11:00PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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12:00PMFlorence3h50 03:50PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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01:00PMFlorence3h50 04:50PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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Travel Information between Florence and Rome

distanceDistance231 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range€2 - €15
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • €2 • 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €2 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus

Take a coach, flight 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 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as €2. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Itabus 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 Tips: 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 3 ways to get from Florence to Rome: coach, flight or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Florence to Rome, which costs on average €2.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Rome:

A flight is €7 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Florence to Rome costing on average €9.

A flight is generally €13 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average €15 from Florence to Rome.

The quickest way to travel between Florence and Rome 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 Rome by coach can take on average 3 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 58 min   on average.

Rome is approximately 231 km away from Florence.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Rome is:

  • Around 4 coaches per day.
  • 61 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Florence and Rome as scheduled services by coach, 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:

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

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  • You can take a coach from Florence to Rome with Itabus. Cheap tickets can be found for €9 with Itabus from Florence to Rome.

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

  • You'll find 2 direct coaches per day with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Sais Autolinee or Itabus.
  • You can take a direct flight with ITA with direct flights per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Regionale or Intercity with 61 direct trains per day.

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 from Florence to Rome.

Looking to extend your trip from Florence to Rome? Many Omio customers who go from Florence to Rome usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Milan, Paris or Venice. If you're looking to explore Milan, Paris or Venice from Rome, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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 trip is €9 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average €2 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is €15 one way on average for this trip.

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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