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There are 6 ways to get from Florence to Rome by train, bus, 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

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Rome

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Florence Piazzale Montelungo to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni

Night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Florence to Rome

Fly

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

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Rome is to rideshare which costs €15 and takes 3h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Florence to Rome is to train. Taking this option will cost €16 - €75 and takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Florence Piazzale Montelungo and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 25m.

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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 Rome is 233 km. The road distance is 274 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Rome without a car is to train which takes 1h 35m and costs €16 - €75.

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The train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini takes 1h 35m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Florence to Rome bus services, operated by Itabus, depart from Florence Piazzale Montelungo station.

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Florence to Rome 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 Rome is to train which takes 1h 35m and costs €16 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €19 and takes 3h 25m, you could also fly, which costs €65 - €310 and takes 3h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Rome.
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  • Distance: 232.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 35m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €21 - €75 and the journey takes 1h 35m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Itabus operates a bus from Florence Piazzale Montelungo to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni twice daily, and the journey takes 3h 25m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Rome
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €800
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 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
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 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
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 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
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 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Firenze Campo Marte to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Night train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Florence Piazzale Montelungo to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Itabus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
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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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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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Florence to Rome bus services, operated by Itabus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Rome is 274 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Florence to Rome.

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Alitalia offers flights from Florence Airport to Rome Airport.

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Book your Florence to Rome train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Florence to Rome bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 4367+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Florence and Rome. 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 12 min and costs €1 - €7.

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