Travel hassle-free from the Italian capital to the Renaissance capital. Learn about getting from Rome to Florence by train.
The route between Rome and Florence is one of the busiest in Italy, due to the huge number of travelers who have both cities on their Italian bucket list! It is by far our most popular route, also because of the many Italian locals commuting from one major city to the other. To serve this demand, trains depart from Rome to Florence frequently.
Taking the train from Rome to Florence is the most cost-effective transportation choice, and removes the stress of driving in Italy or figuring out multiple bus transfers. As an added bonus, you get to watch the beautiful Italian scenery from your window en route.
Frequent Trains from Rome to Florence
From Roma Termini station, Trenitalia's Alta Velocità (AV), or high speed, trains leave for Florence's Santa Maria Novella station (often abbreviated Firenze S.M. Novella) station 3 to 4 times per hour most of the day on weekdays. This makes for a total of 68 trains per day. The first at 6:20 a.m., and the last at 8:50 p.m.
The distance covered is 143.5 miles (231 km), which can take as little as 1.5 hours. Some AV trains also leave from Roma Tiburtina station to Florence. This journey is a bit shorter, lasting 1 hour and 20 minutes. Ticket prices range from $20-50 on this route. Tickets on the lower end of the price range often come with travel times of up to four hours, so the high-speed trains are usually the best option.
Italo trains depart from Rome's Ostiense station to Florence seven times per day, and this trip takes roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Note that train service may be less frequent on weekends and holidays, and certain trips may have longer travel times.
Amenities on Trains from Rome to Florence
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars are all equipped with air-conditioning and power outlets at your seat for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars. First class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper. A cafe car is available to all passengers.
Direct Trains from Rome to Florence
Most of the high-speed trains offer direct service between Rome and Florence, meaning you won't have to worry about changing trains. Some trains require a change en route, so be sure to read the details carefully as you're booking your tickets.
Rome and Florence Train Stations
Both Rome Termini and Florence Santa Maria Novella train stations are located right next to major hubs for public transportation in each city. Buses in both Rome and Florence, and the Metro in Rome make it very easy to get to and from the train station. Florence's station is also close to the historic center, so if you're traveling light you may even be able to walk to your hotel or do some sightseeing.
See below for details on traveling from Rome to Florence by train.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Train Travel in Italy
From seat assignments and luggage space, to the different types of tickets, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about train travel in Italy.
Arrival and Departure Train Destinations
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