You can get from Rome to Florence by train, bus or flight.
To get from Rome to Florence on 23 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||143 miles (231 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£5 - £9|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £5 • 3 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||Itabus or Intercity|
Take a coach or train to travel 143 miles (231 km) between Rome and Florence. A coach is best for those looking to save money on this trip, with tickets costing about £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Itabus or Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Rome to Florence.
It is possible to travel between these two cities by train, bus and plane. As the cities are less than 300 km apart, the quickest and most convenient way of making the journey is by high-speed train and the slowest route is by plane, when airport transfers and security checks are taken into consideration.
Megabus have five departures a day leaving Rome for the direct journey to Florence, with a journey time of around 4 hours. Two departures are during the night and the same route operates seven days a week. Buses depart from Autostazione Tiburtina on Piazzale Mazzoni, which is located next to Roma Tiburtina Train Station. Tiburtina Station is on all three of Rome's Metro lines. Buses arrive in Florence at the Stazione FS Santa Maria Novella in Piazzale Montelungo. This station has good tram, bus and local train links to the rest of the city.
Trenitalia and Italo run daily train services between the two cities from early morning to late night, with departures between two and six times an hour. The high-speed Trenitalia Frecciarosa and Italo trains take around 1.5 hours other trains take approximately 3 hours. Trenitalia departures are from Roma Termini, with arrivals at either Firenze Campo di Marte Station or Firenze S M Novella Station. Italo trains leave from Roma Tiburtina Station and arrive at Novella.
Alitalia have six direct flights a day from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Firenze Airport with a flight time of just under one hour and a total travelling time of around four hours. There is a later direct flight, but this involves a lengthy wait at Firenze Airport before public transport services resume in the morning.
There are 2 ways that you can travel between Rome and Florence. You can take a coach or train.
The cheapest way from Rome to Florence is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £5 compared to other travel options to Florence:
A coach is about £3 less than a train, which costs on average £9 for this route.
The quickest way to travel between Rome and Florence is by flight, which takes on average 55 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, getting to Florence by coach can take on average 3 h 15 min.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 37 min of travel time.
You should expect to travel around 143 miles (231 km) from Rome to Florence.
The average frequency per day from Rome to Florence is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Rome and 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 when travelling from Rome to Florence:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Rome to Florence, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available between Rome and Florence with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Florence as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Florence from Rome.
When planning your trip between Rome and Florence, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets between Rome and Florence online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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