Trains from Rome to Florence

January 16th, 2020 by Prontopia

Trips from Rome are always a good idea, as the city offers a lot famous destinations to go to, like Venice or Naples. So why not taking one of the trains from Rome to Florence?

Rome and Florence can be challenging cities to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free - schedule a Prontopia local assistant to help you today!

Read next: How to Get to Florence Italy


Trenitalia, the national train company, offers trains at all hours and for every pocket.

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For example, if you are trying to save money and time is not an issue, you might want to consider the regional train. It takes almost 4 hours, but at least it will offer you a scenic view!

If, on the other hand, you just cannot wait to get to Florence from Rome, the fast trains are the best option. The price is around 50 euros and, with only one hour and a half, you will find yourself under the Tuscan sun!

Another option for the train from Rome to Florence is ItaloItalo is a private train company that often offers a valid option to the state company Trenitalia.

Both companies have trains leaving from Termini station, which is the main and easiest station to reach in Rome. Make sure the train you get will take you to Santa Maria Novella in Florence, the main station there as well.  

Car pooling

Blablacar gives you the possibility to go from Rome to Florence by carpooling with a local driver.

It is cheap and fun, you might learn a lot about Italy just by travelling with an Italian driver! The website offers you reviews on drivers, so you can choose whoever inspires you the most.

Usually, carpooling from Rome to Florence will only cost you part of the expenses of the car ride. 


Another cheap option is taking a bus from Rome to Florence.

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Flixbus, for example, is a good choice. You can leave at any time, even during the night or early in the morning. Falling asleep in Rome and waking up in Florence might be part of the fun!

Buses leave from Tiburtina Station and arrive to Piazzale Montelungo in Florence. Buses have WiFi and bathrooms on board, as well as the possibility to charge your electronic devices. Not so rustic after all.

Renting a car

Renting a car and driving from Rome to Florence is also an option.

Having a car on your own gives you the possibility to stop wherever and whenever you want, drive at your own pace and make as many detours as you want. The car ride is between three and four hour long, with no stops.

Once you get to Florence, you can learn how to drive in the city in our how-to article.

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But, do you really want to go through the stress of driving, looking for parking, trying not to lose the car keys and so on and so forth? The options above are probably a better idea!

Whatever way you choose to go from Rome to Florence, make sure you contact a local assistant in Florence who will be ready to welcome and help you around!

©Photo Credits: Photo by Campbell Boulanger; Photo by Annie Spratt; Photo by Giuseppe Mondì;

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