During a trip to Italy it is not unusual to choose to visit two of the most beautiful cities of this country and that’s why we decided to leave you some advice to get to Rome from Florence.
From Florence to Rome
If Rome is the real capital of Italy, Florence can be defined as its artistic capital. If in the Bel Paese we are accustomed to wander through wonderful historical centers, the Tuscan capital has an extra gear and is always able to amaze the visitor.
In Florence one gets lost and excited: it is no coincidence that the expression “Stendhal syndrome” was born precisely as a result of the French writer’s trip to the Tuscan city.
Florence is not only magnificent churches and rich museums, but it is also one of Italy’s gastronomic cradles: the pici, the Florentine steak, the cold cuts and the cantucci with Vin Santo tell you something? This city is a little bit the essence of “Italianity” and we always recommend not to miss the opportunity to participate in a gastronomic tour!
On the other hand, Rome is the Eternal City, where the past coexists with the present, it is the city of the Colosseum and the Vatican and the ancient recipes that are handed down from generation to generation in the historic taverns of Trastevere.
Florence and Rome are two unmissable stops on a journey of discovery in Italy!
To get to Rome from Florence you will have several solutions available that we report in detail below.
How to get from Florence to Rome by plane
The fastest way to reach Rome from Florence is by plane.
There is, in fact, a direct flight between the two cities operated by Alitalia that connects the airport of Fiumicino with the Amerigo Vespucci of Florence.
The flight takes about an hour and the prices are generally over 100 €.
Although the flight duration is short, you will have to take some things into account:
- Florence airport is located 5 km from the city center and it will take about 20 minutes (without traffic) to reach it by Volainbus.
- From Fiumicino airport to reach the center of Rome will take about 30 minutes by Leonardo Express, the train that connects the airport with Rome Termini Station.
- You need to go to the airport at least a couple of hours in advance to make sure you have enough time to check in.
How to get from Florence to Rome by train
The most convenient way to reach Rome from Florence is by train: the connections are numerous and the two cities are also served by high-speed trains.
Both Trenitalia and the Italo company operate on the route and generally connect the Florentine station of Santa Marina Novella with that of Roma Termini.
The prices and the duration of the train journey between the two cities vary depending on the type of train you choose.
- Regional fast: it takes about 3 hours and 40 and the price is about 22 €.
- Frecciarossa: takes about 1 hour and 35 and the cost varies between 50 € and 130 € (except promotions) depending on the class in which you want to travel.
- Frecciargento: it takes about 1 hour and 30 and the ticket price varies between 50 and 70 € depending on the class and the current promotions.
The Italo train, instead, takes just over an hour and a half and prices start from 35 €.
How to get from Florence to Rome by bus
The alternative to the train can be the bus: the route is covered by MarinoBus and FlixBus companies that offer very convenient fares.
The duration of the trip (not counting the possible traffic) varies between 3 hours and 30 and 4 hours and 10.
The buses generally depart from Villa Costanza in Florence and arrive at Roma Tiburtina or Anagnina stations.
How to get from Florence to Rome by car
Finally you can always drive: reaching Rome from Florence by car will take you about 3 hours and you will travel more or less 300 km.
The road is simple: take the A1 motorway and continue to Rome and enter the Grande Raccordo Anulare until the exit towards Roma Centro (depending on where you booked the hotel).
Although the trip by car can be pleasant, remember that the traffic can make you lose a lot of time, especially on the Grande Raccordo Anulare.
Moreover, the historical centers of both cities are delimited by Limited Traffic Zones where it is forbidden to enter by car if not with a pass. The risk of getting a fine is high so we suggest you to inform yourself well before leaving, maybe asking directions to the same hotel where you will stay.
Also remember to book a solution for your stay that has a parking space: it is not easy to find free parking in both cities.
We hope that our suggestions to reach Rome from Florence have been clear and can be useful for you to organize your next trip.