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There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Florence by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 36m

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

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Rideshare  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Florence 274.3 km

5 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Roma Tiburtina TiBus to Florence N1503 / ...

Night train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Stazione Santa Maria Novella Nj / ...

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Rome to Florence 276.3 km

Fly to Florence  •  2h 47m

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

Fly to Bologna, train  •  3h 24m

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

Rome to Florence by train

411 Weekly Trains
1h 36m Average Duration
€17 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Florence is to rideshare which costs €10 - €25 and takes 3h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Florence is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs €17 - €75.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Roma Tiburtina TiBus and arriving at Florence. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Firenze S.M.N.. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 36m.

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The distance between Rome and Florence is 233 km. The road distance is 276.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Florence without a car is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs €17 - €75.

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The train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N. takes 1h 36m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Rome to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Roma Tiburtina TiBus station.

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Rome to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Florence is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs €17 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €22 - €35 and takes 3h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €50 - €190 and takes 2h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Florence.
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  • Distance: 232.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 36m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Florence, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N. every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €21 - €75 and the journey takes 1h 36m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Roma Tiburtina TiBus to Florence 3 times a day. Tickets cost €23 - €35 and the journey takes 3h 45m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Florence
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €180
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €180
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 06 8937 1892
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €60
Website
https://www.italotreno.it/en
Smart Economy
€21 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €24
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Bologna Centrale to Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €40
Website
https://www.italotreno.it/en
Smart Economy
€14 - €19
Smart Low Cost
€9 - €11
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
1st Class
€32 - €35
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €14
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €23
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/
2nd Class
€17 - €23
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Website
https://www.nightjet.com/en/#/home
Sleeper Carriage
€130 - €160
Seating Carriage
€35 - €50
Couchette Carriage
€85 - €110
Train from Bologna Centrale to Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Website
https://www.nightjet.com/en/#/home
Sleeper Carriage
€130 - €150
Seating Carriage
€22 - €45
Couchette Carriage
€75 - €95
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Roma Tiburtina TiBus to Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Pistoia viaggi
Phone
3293958604
Email
info@pistoiaviaggi.com
Website
pistoia-viaggi.it
Bus from Rome - Tiburtina to Firenze
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
pistoia-viaggi.it
Artani Travel
Phone
+355 69 31 41 219
Email
info@artanitravel.com
Website
artanitravel.com
Bus from Rome - Tiburtina to Firenze
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
pistoia-viaggi.it
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Roma Tiburtina TiBus to Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rome to Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Rome to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Florence is 276 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Rome to Florence.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 6122+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at €35 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rome and Florence. 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 Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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