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Taking the train from Rome to Florence

Want to spend some time in the capital of Tuscany and looking for more information on how to travel by train from Rome to Florence? You’ve come to the right place! 

On average, the journey time from Rome to Florence is 1h 17m, but can take just 1h 12m on the fastest Frecciarossa services. There are around 109 trains running on this popular route every day. As there are direct services available, you don’t need to worry about changing along the way. If you’re travelling on this route, you’ll depart from either Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina station and arrive at either Florence Santa Maria Novella or Florence Campo di Marte station. 

Thanks to services provided by Trenitalia and Italo, you can hop on a train from Rome to Florence and start exploring the city in no time. Not sure where to start? Find inspiration in our guide to the top things to do in Florence, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio

When travelling by train from Rome to Florence, you don’t need to worry about airport transfers, the train will take you directly from one city centre to another. Fancy travelling in style? You can sample Italian cuisine when you travel in Italo’s Prima and Club Executive or Frecciarossa’s Executive Class. 

Feeling eager to book? Book your cheap train tickets from Rome to Florence today in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. Need more information first? Keep reading for FAQs, trip reviews and a full train timetable. 

Rome to Florence by train

It takes an average of 1h 32m to travel from Rome to Florence by train, over a distance of around 144 miles (232 km). There are normally 72 trains per day traveling from Rome to Florence and tickets for this journey start from $10.74 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 23m
PriceFrom $10.74
Distance144 miles (232 km)
Frequency72 trains per day
First train00:17
Last train22:35
Departure stationRome
Arrival stationFlorence
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo, Autoservizi Salemi

Rome to Florence train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Florence for Friday Aug 12th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
00:11 Roma Ostiense05:21 Firenze RifrediICN 796 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 10m, 1 change
00:11 Roma Ostiense05:21 Firenze Rifrediintercity notte 796 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 10m, 1 change
05:45 Roma Tiburtina07:11 Firenze Santa Maria Novellafrecciarossa 9400 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 26m, direct
05:45 Roma Tiburtina07:11 Firenze Santa Maria Novellafrecciarossa 9400 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 26m, direct
05:50 Roma Tiburtina07:18 Firenze Santa Maria Novellaitalo 4600 Italo Get tickets1h 28m, direct
06:10 Roma Tiburtina07:48 Firenze Santa Maria Novellafrecciarossa 9508 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 38m, direct
06:10 Roma Tiburtina07:48 Firenze Santa Maria Novellafrecciarossa 9508 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 38m, direct
06:45 Roma Tiburtina08:11 Firenze Santa Maria Novellafrecciarossa 9404 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 26m, direct
06:45 Roma Tiburtina08:11 Firenze Santa Maria Novellafrecciarossa 9404 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 26m, direct
06:50 Roma Tiburtina08:18 Firenze Santa Maria Novellaitalo 6634 Italo Get tickets1h 28m, direct
07:00 Roma Tiburtina08:27 Firenze Santa Maria Novellafrecciargento 8502 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 27m, direct
07:20 Roma Tiburtina08:48 Firenze Santa Maria Novellafrecciarossa 9512 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 28m, direct

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Rome to Florence

You can travel from Rome to Florence on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

PhotoRob Dammers, under licence CC 2.0

Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.

Cheap train tickets from Rome to Florence

The price of train tickets from Rome to Florence starts at $10.74 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Rome to Florence by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Rome to Florence

Want to know more about your journey from Rome to Florence? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Rome to Florence take?

The average journey time by train between Rome and Florence is 1 hour and 32 minutes, with around 72 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Rome and Florence by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Florence is 1 hour and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Florence cost?

Train tickets from Rome to Florence can start from as little as $10.74 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Rome to Florence?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rome to Florence without having to change trains. There are 71 direct trains from Rome to Florence each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Rome to Florence leave?

The first train from Rome to Florence leaves at 00:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rome to Florence leave?

The last train from Rome to Florence leaves at 22:35. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Rome and Florence by train?

Trains travelling from Rome to Florence cover a distance of around 144 miles (232 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Florence to Rome.

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team blog

We love helping our customers find inspiration for their next train journey. We also believe about taking those journeys and sharing our experiences with you, so you can sit back, relax and get the most out of your trip.

With Italo, you can go on a day trip from Rome to Florence

Review by Federica Sciori

For this journey, I took a high-speed train Italo 9991 departing from Roma Termini at 06:45 and arriving at Firenze Santa Maria Novella at 08:17. 

Departing from Rome

To get to Roma Termini I took the tube and stopped at Termini, the tube stop is under the train station. Simply follow the sign ‘train station’ (stazione ferroviaria) and you’ll find yourself in the main entrance, with Piazza dei Cinquecento on your left.

As I arrived quite early, I decided to have breakfast at Mercato Centrale, where you can find lots of food stands offering amazing Italian delicacies and sit at one of the available tables. The market is on the right-hand side of the station.

After enjoying my meal at Mercato Centrale, I headed to the platform indicated on my Trainline app and went through the security gates to show my e-ticket before boarding. As there can be small queues during peak times and in the evenings, I suggest you arrive at the train station at least ten minutes before your departure.

On the Italo train

I bought Italo’s Economy ticket to travel in the Comfort class, which offers wider seats than the ones in Smart class. Both classes have comfortable reclining Frau leather seats, free WiFi and a Snack Area, where you can buy snacks and drinks.

Two other classes are available – the Prima class offers huge armchairs, Fast Track service, a selection of sweets, snacks, hot and cold beverages as well as national newspapers and magazines. The Club Exclusive class is the other class, which in addition to Prima’s services, also offers complimentary entry to the Italo Club lounges, dedicated catering with coffee, bakery products and drinks and 9” personal screens.

Arriving in Florence

Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station is centrally located, so you can easily reach Florence’s main attractions, such as Ponte Vecchio, the cathedral and the Accademia Gallery. If you want to move outside of the historic centre, you can take either the tram (Line T1 Scandicci - Firenze SMN) or one of the many urban buses operated by ATAF. You can buy your bus tickets on the bus or from the ATAF ticket office located inside the station, the newsstands and any other authorised retailer. Planning to stay in Florence for a couple of days? Read our top tips on spending the best 3 days in Florence.

About Federica

Federica is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on her own genuine experience of the journey.

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The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rome to Florence for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/12/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/12/2022 for travel on 10/12/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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