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There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Vatican City by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini To-Rm / ...

$19 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Rome 176.6 miles

$17

7 alternative options

Train via Cavalleggeri/S. Pietro  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini Station Bs-Na / ...

$29 - $40

Train via Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Tiburtina Station Mi-Na / ...

$20 - $41

Bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Rome N524 / ...

$17 - $29

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Vatican City 173.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Florence  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Rome (FCO) FLR - FCO

$74 - $264

Train to Pisa, fly  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Rome (FCO) PSA - FCO

$104 - $355

Train to Bologna, fly  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Rome (FCO) BLQ - FCO

$61 - $297

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Vatican City is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Vatican City is to train which costs 16€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Vatican City. However, there are services departing from Florence, Florence and arriving at Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli via Rome Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station station and arriving at Roma Termini. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

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The distance between Florence and Vatican City is 231 km. The road distance is 278 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Vatican City without a car is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs 16€ - 35€.

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The train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini takes 1 h 32 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Florence to Vatican City bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Florence, Florence station.

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Florence to Vatican City train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Vatican City is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs 16€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 14 min, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 2 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Vatican City.
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  • Distance: 144.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 32 min

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Vatican City, Vatican?

ItaloTreno operates a train from Florence to Vatican City hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 32 min. Trenitalia also services this route every 30 minutes. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Florence to Vatican City once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Rome
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Pisa to Rome
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Tiburtina Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Florence to Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Florence to Vatican City bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome station.

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Florence to Vatican City train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Vatican City is 278 km. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Florence to Vatican City.

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Alitalia offers flights from Florence Airport to Rome Airport.

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Book your Florence to Vatican City train tickets online with Loco2 and Rome2rio.

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There are 11992+ hotels available in Vatican City. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Florence and Vatican City. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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