Traveling by train from Rome to Florence is an easy and comfortable journey. The distance from Rome to Florence is 162 miles and many Freccia high-speed trains make the trip in just 1 hour and 29 minutes.
The Rome to Florence train takes you north through Italy’s scenic Lazio and Tuscany regions. Trenitalia Freccia AV trains travel directly from Rome to Florence; you won’t be required to change trains. However, if you’re traveling on a slower and less expensive regional train, you may be required to transfer from one train to another.
Rome to Florence train times
Trenitalia trains leave Rome Termini station several times per hour for Florence Santa Maria Novella Station — averaging 61 trains per day. The earliest Trenitalia train to Florence leaves Rome Termini station at 5:35 a.m. The last train to Florence leaves Rome Termini at 9:30 p.m.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Amenities on the Freccia trains between Rome and Florence
Many of Trenitalia’s Freccia AV trains make the journey between Rome and Florence in just 1 hour and 29 minutes, traveling up to 155 miles per hour.
Italy’s high-speed trains are equipped with air conditioning and electrical outlets at your seat to charge devices. There is WiFi on Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains, but the signal will drop in tunnels and at stations. Expect a cafe car on every train, as well as food cart that brings snacks, sandwiches and beverages to your seat. At the end of each car you’ll find a restroom and plenty of racks to store large luggage.
Termini is Rome’s large, international train station and the main transportation hub for public transportation in Rome. Located in the center of the city, Roma Termini provides daily service to all major Italian cities as well as many major European cities. From Termini you can also catch the Leonardo Express train to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino airport.
Firenze SMN train station is a hub for Italian and international high-speed and regional trains. Located in Florence’s central Piazza della Stazione, SMN station puts you conveniently close to Florence’s big attractions. Outside the station you’ll find taxis, a tourist information office, and stops for most of the city’s main bus routes.