Rome to Florence by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $11.88
  2. 30 day advance $28.72
  3. 7 day advance $30.27
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 16m
  • Distance
    230 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 31m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Rome to Florence by train

Fast trains from Rome to Florence take around 1 hour and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 230 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rome and Florence.

1. Are there direct trains from Rome to Florence?

Direct trains from Rome to Florence have been found.

We usually find around 83 direct trains on the route from Rome to Florence every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 80 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Rome to Florence?

The Rome to Florence train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Rome to Florence train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Florence is usually scheduled to depart Rome around 05:35 and the last train is around 23:50. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Rome to Florence train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Rome to Florence are $11.88.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $28 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $30. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Rome to Florence train tickets?

Trains in Italy usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Rome to Florence by train.

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Which train companies operate between Rome and Florence?

More than one train company operates on the route from Rome to Florence, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • InterCity
  • Italo
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Florence to Rome by train

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Frecciarossa or Frecciargento or Italo

Both NTV Italo and Trenitalia operate on this route, between them offering fast trains. The high-speed route between the two cities initially travels north up the valley of the River Tiber before cutting through the hills to reach the Arno Valley, which it follows down to Florence.

Rome to Florence

For the journey from Rome to Florence, Trenitalia trains (either Frecciarossa or Frecciargento) usually depart from Roma Termini station, with a stop at Roma Tiburtina along the way. Italo services on this route follow the same pattern. Two Florence-bound Trenitalia trains each day start at Fiumicino Airport. Most of these high-speed trains from Rome arrive at Florence Santa Maria Novella (SMN) station. Just half a dozen trains each day stop instead at an alternative station in Florence called Campo di Marte.

All but a handful of the fast trains from Rome Tiburtina to Florence SMN run non-stop between the two cities.

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Child and youth passengers

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.