There are 9 ways to get from Rome to Florence by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$19 - $50

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Rideshare  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Florence 171.7 miles

$11 - $28

7 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Florence, Florence 565 / ...

$17 - $30

Bus and ferry  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Firenze

$65 - $95

Night train  •  2 h 35 min

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

$20 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Florence 173.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Florence  •  2 h 47 min

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

$78 - $274

Fly to Pisa, train  •  3 h 56 min

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

$108 - $361

Fly to Bologna, train  •  3 h 55 min

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

$75 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Florence is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 24€ and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Florence is to train which costs 16€ - 45€ and takes 1 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome and arriving at Florence, Florence. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 31 min.

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The distance between Rome and Florence is 233 km. The road distance is 276.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Florence without a car is to train which takes 1 h 31 min and costs 16€ - 45€.

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The train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.Maria Novella takes 1 h 31 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Map of how to get from Rome to Florence.
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  • Distance: 145.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Rome to Florence every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 31 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rome to Florence 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Baltour also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Florence
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Rome to Pisa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Train operators
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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Campo Marte
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Night train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Rifredi
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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 Rome to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Firenze
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
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 Rome to Florence
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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