How to get from Rome to Florence.

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Salute my insatiable tourists! 

Have you already explored Rome? Do you want to discover something else? Let’s go to Florence then. Let’s have a 1-day trip to beautiful Firenze.  

To explore Florence and visit two fascinating galleries where you can admire the marble sculpture of David created by Michelangelo (Accademia Gallery) or the Madonna della Seggiola painted by Raphael (Uffizi Gallery), you will need 2–3 days. But if you want to walk around, see architecture and wonderful views, then 1 day will be enough. 

Base on my experience, I will be glad to share my practical tips with you on how to get there in a fast and comfortable way, where you can enjoy visiting medieval Florence with lots of history and art. 

There are a couple of options available to get from Rome to Florence, like bus, renting a car or a bus tour, but I recommend you take a high-speed train

Not a secret that Europe has a very convenient train system where tourists can enjoy their trip and comfortably move from city to city or between countries.

Traveling by train in Italy is incredibly efficient and the most popular way to travel. 

Let’s go! You will not regret! 

Rome-Florence or Roma-Firenze Train: 

In Italy, you can use the Regional or High-Speed Train. 

Direct Regional train: 

A regional train is a cheaper option, but will take more time on the road. 

Trip time: 3.5 – 4 hours 
Cost one way: € 21.75 

Direct High-Speed Train: 

High-speed trains are very fast, but a little more expensive option. 

Trip time: 1.5 hours 
Cost one way: start at € 27.90   

Traveling Tips:  
  • Firenze is Florence in Italian.  
  • A high-speed train called a Frecciarossa train  
  • Most train’s departure from Roma Termini Station and stop at the Firenze Santa Maria Novella station.  
  • Santa Maria Novella (S. M. Novella) is the main station in Florence.  
  • I recommend purchasing tickets online from the official site of Trenitalia. You can print tickets with a bar code at home or use electronic tickets and the self check-in option on the Trenitalia app
  • The Trenitalia electronic ticket lets you board your train without a printed train ticket. 
  • You can select your seats online. 
  • Also, check for promotions on the official website. I am sure you can discover a good and suitable deal. 
  • When you come to the train station, go to the big screen, find your train number and wait until the number of your platform will show on the display. Go there right away because the train might stay for very little time before departure. 
  • High-speed trains are equipped with air conditioning and electrical outlets in your seats to charge your portable devices. 
  • Wi-Fi is available on most trains. 
  • Trains have enough space and racks to store luggage. 
Primary difference between seats: 


  • Reclining upholstered seats.  
  • Individual electrical outlet.  
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi.   


  • Maximum relaxation and no mobile phone use.  
  • Reclining upholstered seats 
  • Individual electrical sockets and free Wi-Fi 


  • Reclining leather seats.  
  • Complimentary snacks and drinks, and newspapers in the morning.  
  • Individual electrical sockets and free Wi-Fi 


  • Comfortable single and double reclining leather seats.  
  • Seats are spaced more than one metre apart.  
  • Welcome service with complimentary snacks and drinks, and newspapers in the morning.  
  • Individual electrical sockets and complimentary on-board Wi-Fi 

Of course, all option has screen for travel info and Café/Snack Bar Service (in coach 5). 

Difference between tickets offers: 

BASE 50  

  • Refundable  
  • Allowed to change booking date and time  
  • Allowed to change routes, services, class etc.  
  • Boarding another train with payment of a penalty fare 

ECONOMY 38.90 € 

  • NON refundable  
  • Allowed to change booking date and time, but passengers will be required to pay for any difference in price.  
  • Not permitted to board another train  
  • Limited seats 


  • NON refundable   
  • NOT allowed to change booking date and time 


Offer available for round trips in a day.  

  • Allowed to change the time on the same day of the trip before the train departs.   
  • Refund not permitted.  
  • Tickets are subject to seat availability.  

Additianoal offers:  

  • With the Me&You offer, you can save up to 50% when you travel as a couple!  
  • With the Young offer and Senior offer, you can travel with discounts of up to 50% on Frecce. See details and exceptions here
  • With the Weekend Return offer, when you depart on Saturday and return on Sunday, you can get a 40% discount! 
  • With the Insieme offer, up to 50% discount for a group of 3 to 5 people. 
  • And much more 

Hope my tips were helpful!  

Florence is a very delightful city, and I am sure you will have a great time there. 

Have a nice and comfortable trip! 

26 thoughts on “How to get from Rome to Florence.

  1. All the information one could possibly need. This is great. If I could still travel I would love to see Florence and quite a few more places. But I can at least travel vicariously, following blogs like yours.

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  2. Ah! I remember the days when it took 4 hours to get from Rome to Florence. And Rome to Bolzano was like going from London to Sydney! I witnessed the birth of the Freccia Rossa, the Freccia Argento and the Freccia Bianca trains. And traveling hasn’t been the same since! Back in the 90s, the idea of a weekend in Milan was like talking about a weekend on Mars. No longer!

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    1. No I got only one comment from you. Must be some error.
      I love Florence too and I miss traveling….. don’t feel like its good time yet…..
      Thank you so much for your kind words🙂🌼


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