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There are 8 ways to get from Florence to Vatican City by train, night train, 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.

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Train via Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Tiburtina 9935

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Rideshare  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Rome 282 km

6 alternative options

Train  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini Fr / ...

Train via Firenze S.M.N.  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina Fr / ...

Night train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the night train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini Nj

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Florence to Vatican City 277.6 km

Fly from Florence  •  2h 46m

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

Train to Bologna, fly  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Rome (FCO) BLQ - FCO

Florence to Vatican City by train and bus

7 Weekly Services
1h 33m Average Duration
€20 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Vatican City is to rideshare which costs €15 and takes 3h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Vatican City is to train via Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli which costs €20 - €60 and takes 1h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Roma Termini. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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The distance between Florence and Vatican City is 231 km. The road distance is 277.6 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Vatican City without a car is to train via Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli which takes 1h 33m and costs €20 - €60.

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It takes approximately 1h 33m to get from Florence to Vatican City, including transfers.

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Florence to Vatican City train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.M.N. station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Vatican City is to train via Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli which takes 1h 33m and costs €20 - €60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €70 - €300 and takes 2h 46m.

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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 train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Vatican City.
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  • Distance: 230.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 33m

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

ItaloTreno operates a train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Tiburtina once daily. Tickets cost €19 - €55 and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, Alitalia flies from Florence to Vatican City twice daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Rome
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €490
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma - Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€31 - €34
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €23
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
3h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Alitalia offers flights from Florence Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 3040+ hotels available in Vatican City. Prices start at €100 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 tram which takes 18 min and costs €2.

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