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There are 7 ways to get from Vatican City to Florence 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  •  1h 58m

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

€18 - €76

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Florence 274.3 km

€10 - €25

5 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the Bus from Roma Tiburtina to Florence Marsala

€14 - €21

Bus via Florence  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Florence 510 / ...

€18 - €28

Drive  •  2h 45m

  1. Drive from Vatican City to Florence 279.5 km

€35 - €55

Fly to Florence  •  2h 42m

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

€70 - €241

Fly to Bologna, line 81 bus, train  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bologna (BLQ) FCO - BLQ
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Santa Viola to Stazione Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

€40 - €183

Vatican City to Florence by subway and train

The journey time between Vatican City and Florence is around 2h 2m and covers a distance of around 266 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 42m. Operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and others, the Vatican City to Florence service departs from Cipro and arrives in Firenze S.M.N.. Typically 486 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 2m
Fastest journey time:
1h 42m
Journey distance:
266 km
Services per week:
486
Cheapest price:
€18
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:42
Last service departs at:
23:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vatican City to Florence subway and train schedules

Departing Sunday, August 1, 2021

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The cheapest way to get from Vatican City to Florence is to Bus which costs €14 - €22 and takes 3h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Vatican City to Florence is to train which costs €17 - €80 and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vatican City to Florence. However, there are services departing from Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli and arriving at Florence via Roma Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vatican City to Florence. However, there are services departing from Cipro and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 58m.

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The distance between Vatican City and Florence is 231 km. The road distance is 279.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Florence without a car is to train which takes 1h 58m and costs €17 - €80.

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It takes approximately 1h 58m to get from Vatican City to Florence, including transfers.

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Vatican City to Florence bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Roma Tiburtina station.

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

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Florence is to train which takes 1h 58m and costs €17 - €80. Alternatively, you can Bus, which costs €14 - €22 and takes 3h 29m, you could also fly, which costs €65 - €250 and takes 2h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Vatican City to Florence.
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  • Distance: 230.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 58m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N. hourly. Tickets cost €21 - €75 and the journey takes 1h 36m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a bus from Roma Tiburtina to Florence once daily. Tickets cost €13 - €20 and the journey takes 2h 20m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Florence
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €650
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €150
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€40 - €95
Train operators
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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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 Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
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 Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Roma Tiburtina to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 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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Vatican City to Florence bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Florence station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vatican City to Florence is 279 km. It takes approximately 2h 45m to drive from Vatican City to Florence.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 1852+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vatican City 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 Vatican City to Rome Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs €7 - €9.

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