How to get from Florence to Rome

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from Florence to Rome

You can get from Florence to Rome by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Florence to Rome on 18 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:45Florence3h15 21:00Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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Travel Information from Florence to Rome

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £9
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Intercity

Take a coach or train to travel 143 miles (231 km) between Florence and Rome. A coach is best for those looking to save money on this journey, with tickets costing about £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Itabus or Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Florence to Rome.

General Information about the journey from Florence to Rome

Separated by just 279 miles of scenic Tuscan countryside and connecting two of the greatest cultural centres of Europe, the route between these two cities can easily be travelled by bus, train or air. Train travel is usually preferred as the most efficient and frequent way to travel. Buses provide a more economical method without sacrificing too much time. Air travel is generally the slowest way to travel, owing to Rome's airport being located on the Mediterranean coast, some distance from the city.

Buses from Florence to Rome

There are eight buses connecting the cities each day, departing Florence from a stop on the Piazzale Monelungo, which is right next to Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station and accessed by a pedestrian underpass. Buses are operated by Megabus and provide two different routes. The shorter route takes 3 hours and 30 minutes and the alternative route is 45 minutes longer. All buses arrive in Rome at the Tiburtina bus station on the Piazzale Mazzoni in eastern Rome and connect with the rest of the city by Metro.

Trains from Florence to Rome

Train service between the two cities is excellent, with trains running nearly every half hour from early morning to late at night. Passengers can choose between the Trenitalia and the Italo rail lines and reach Rome by express in just 1 hour 20 minutes, or by 4 hours 30 minutes on a regular train. Travellers can choose to end their journey at either Rome's Tiburtina or Termini stations however all routes depart from Florence at Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

Flights from Florence to Rome

AliItalia offers seven direct flights each day from Pisa and Firenze airports and arriving at Roma Fiumicino. Travel time between the two cities is just 3 hours 16 minutes.

Travel Tips: Travel from Florence to Rome

Travel to Rome easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Florence to Rome.

There are 2 ways to get from Florence to Rome: coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Florence to Rome. Tickets for a coach cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Rome:

A coach is generally £5 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £9 from Florence to Rome.

The fastest way to get to Rome from Florence is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Rome that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Rome by train can take on average 2 h 35 min.

You should expect to travel around 143 miles (231 km) from Florence to Rome.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Rome is:

  • Around 50 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Rome from Florence as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Florence to Rome:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and arrive in Rome, Termini.
  • Trains most often depart from Florence at Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Rome at Roma Termini.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Florence to Rome:

  • You can travel to Rome from Florence by coach with Itabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £3 with Itabus from Florence to Rome.
  • You can travel between Florence and Rome by train with Intercity. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £9 with Intercity from Florence to Rome.

Yes, there are direct routes from Florence to Rome with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Rome with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, BlaBlaCar or Itabus with around direct coaches every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Rome with Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte with around 50 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Rome tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Omio customers who travel from Florence to Rome often also extend their holiday to go to Milan, Paris or Venice. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Rome and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Florence to Rome, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £3 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £9 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Florence to Rome tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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