Florence and Rome are two of the most crowd-pleasing destinations in Italy, with both cities appearing on most itineraries. The route from Rome to Florence is easily our most popular sold on ItaliaRail, but heading from Florence to Rome is also common.
Traveling the 143.5 miles (231 km) by train is fast and efficient with Italy's high-speed rail network, and taking the train also means you don't have to deal with driving a car through two densely populated city centers or navigate the highways. Just relax and enjoy the views.
Frequent Trains from Florence to Rome
Trenitalia's high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains leave Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station bound for Roma Termini train station 38 times each day. The most frequent service is during the main part of the weekday. The first trains leave Florence at 5:50 a.m., the last at 10:08 p.m.
The fastest Frecciarossa trains cover the distance in about 1.5 hours, making this not only a convenient option but also a very fast one. Ticket prices on this route range from $34-46.
Italo trains travel the Florence-Rome route, too, with trains from Florence S.M. Novella serving both Roma Termini and Roma Tiburtina. There is one train per hour during most of the weekday, and the trip takes 1 hour 20 minutes to Tiburtina and 1 hour and 32 minutes to Termini.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Florence to Rome
Most of the high-speed trains on the Florence-Rome route offer direct service, so you won't need to worry about changing trains midway. There are some slower trains that do require a change, so just make sure you're paying attention to your ticket details carefully when booking.
Amenities on Trains from Florence to Rome
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars all come with air-conditioning and power outlets in the seats for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars (1st class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper), and a cafe car that's available to all passengers.
Florence and Rome Train Stations
Roma Termini is the city's (and Europe's) largest train station, and also a major transportation hub within Rome. Many bus lines stop right outside the station, and there is a Metro (subway) station inside Termini, too.
Roma Tiburtina is also connected to the city's Metro served by a number of city buses.
Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station is close to the historic center, and the street in front of the station is a major hub for city and regional buses, making it easy to get to and from the station if you're traveling light.
See below for details on traveling from Florence to Rome by train.
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