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 Jul 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:15PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina3h15 07:30PMFlorence
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08:45AMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina3h15 12:00PMFlorence
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Travel Information to Florence from Rome

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €556 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus, Luxair or Regionale

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 143 miles (231 km) from Rome to Florence. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Itabus, Luxair or Regionale among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Florence from Rome. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Rome to Florence, which costs on average €1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Florence:

A ferry is €15 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Rome to Florence costing on average €15.

A ferry is about €556 less than a flight, which costs on average €556 for this route.

A ferry is about €22 less than a train, which costs on average €22 for this route.

The fastest way to get to Florence from Rome is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Florence that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Florence by coach can take on average 3 h 15 min.

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In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 3 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 143 miles (231 km) from Rome to Florence.

The average frequency per day from Rome to Florence is:

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

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Rome and 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 when travelling from Rome to Florence:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Rome, Termini and arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport to Florence Peretola Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Roma Termini to 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:

  • Itabus can get you to Florence by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Itabus from Rome to Florence for €15 on Omio.
  • Travel with Luxair to go to Florence by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Luxair Rome to Florence tickets on Omio for €556.
  • 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 €22.

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

  • You can find 6 direct coaches per day to take to Florence with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, BlaBlaCar, Autoservizi Salemi or Itabus.
  • You can find 68 direct trains per day to Florence with Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte.

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

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.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average €15 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket is €556 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is €1 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average €22 one way for this journey.

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.

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