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 Mar 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:35AMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina3h15 10:50AMFlorence
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08:45AMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina3h15 12:00PMFlorence
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10:45AMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina3h50 02:35PMFlorence
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09:45PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina3h15 01:00AMFlorence
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Travel Information to Florence from Rome

distanceDistance231 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range€14 - €22
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • €14 • 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €14 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRegionale

Travel 231 km by coach, flight or train between Rome and 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as €14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Regionale among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Rome to Florence.

General Information about the journey from Rome to Florence

It is possible to travel between these two cities by train, bus and plane. As the cities are less than 300 km apart, the quickest and most convenient way of making the journey is by high-speed train and the slowest route is by plane, when airport transfers and security checks are taken into consideration.

Buses from Rome to Florence

Megabus have five departures a day leaving Rome for the direct journey to Florence, with a journey time of around 4 hours. Two departures are during the night and the same route operates seven days a week. Buses depart from Autostazione Tiburtina on Piazzale Mazzoni, which is located next to Roma Tiburtina Train Station. Tiburtina Station is on all three of Rome's Metro lines. Buses arrive in Florence at the Stazione FS Santa Maria Novella in Piazzale Montelungo. This station has good tram, bus and local train links to the rest of the city.

Trains from Rome to Florence

Trenitalia and Italo run daily train services between the two cities from early morning to late night, with departures between two and six times an hour. The high-speed Trenitalia Frecciarosa and Italo trains take around 1.5 hours other trains take approximately 3 hours. Trenitalia departures are from Roma Termini, with arrivals at either Firenze Campo di Marte Station or Firenze S M Novella Station. Italo trains leave from Roma Tiburtina Station and arrive at Novella.

Flights from Rome to Florence

Alitalia have six direct flights a day from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Firenze Airport with a flight time of just under one hour and a total travelling time of around four hours. There is a later direct flight, but this involves a lengthy wait at Firenze Airport before public transport services resume in the morning.

Travel Tips: Travel from Rome to Florence

Travel Tips: Travel to Florence 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 Rome to Florence.

You can travel between Rome and Florence 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Rome to Florence is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around €14 compared to other travel options to Florence:

A flight journey is usually €4 less than a journey to Florence by coach, which costs on average €18 for the same trip.

A flight is generally €8 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average €22 from Rome to Florence.

The fastest way from Rome to Florence is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.

Other travel options to Florence from Rome can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 15 min.

In comparison, getting to Florence by train can take on average 4 h.

Florence is approximately 231 km away from Rome.

The average frequency per day from Rome to Florence is:

  • 6 coaches a day.
  • 79 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Rome to Florence 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 Rome to Florence:

  • Coaches 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 most often depart from Rome at Roma Termini and arrive in Florence at Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

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:

  • Regionale can take you to Florence by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Regionale from Rome to Florence for €22.

Yes, there are direct services available between Rome and Florence with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Sais Autolinee or Itabus with 5 direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find direct flights per day with ITA.
  • You can travel directly by train with Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte with 79 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 change 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 holiday 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.

When planning your trip between Rome and Florence, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average €18 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost €14 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost €22 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Rome to Florence online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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