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 Dec 01 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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07:15AMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina3h15 10:30AMFlorence
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10:00AMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina3h15 01:15PMFlorence
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08:45AMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina3h15 12:00PMFlorence
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Travel Information between Rome and Florence

distanceDistance231 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€5 - €49
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €5 • 3 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €49 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, ITA or Intercity Notte

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 231 km from Rome to Florence. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €5. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, ITA or Intercity Notte 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.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Rome to Florence, which costs on average €5.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Florence:

A coach is €44 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Rome to Florence costing on average €49.

A coach is about €39 less than a train, which costs on average €44 for this trip.

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

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 38 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 231 km from Rome to Florence.

The average frequency per day from Rome to Florence is:

  • Around 6 coaches per day.
  • Around 77 trains per day.

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

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

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Rome to Florence:

  • You can go to Florence from Rome by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for €5 with Flixbus from Rome to Florence on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane from Rome to Florence with ITA, and you can find ITA Rome to Florence tickets for €49 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Rome to Florence with Intercity Notte. Cheap tickets can be found for €44 with Intercity Notte from Rome to Florence.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Florence with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Autoservizi Salemi or Itabus with around 5 direct coaches every day.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Florence with ITA with direct flights per day.
  • You can find 77 direct trains per day to take 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 journey.

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 to Florence from Rome, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average €5 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing €49 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average €44 one way.

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

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