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There are 5 ways to get from Florence to Rome by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 35m

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

16€ - 75€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station N528 / ...

13€ - 20€

3 alternative options

Night train  •  2h 46m

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

21€ - 28€

Rideshare  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Rome 282 km

15€

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Florence to Rome 274 km

30€ - 50€

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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, Florence and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Roma Termini. Services depart hourly, 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 hourly.

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Florence to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Florence, Florence 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 13€ - 20€ and takes 4h 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 hourly. Tickets cost 21€ - 75€ and the journey takes 1h 35m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station once daily. Tickets cost 16€ - 20€ and the journey takes 4h 10m. Baltour also services this route twice daily.

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
Hourly
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 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
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 Rifredi to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
32€ - 35€
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Baltour
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.

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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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Florence to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus 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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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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