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How to get from Rome to Florence by train

Rome and Florence are two of the most beautiful and historically important cities in Italy. Traveling by train between them is easy, affordable and fast. Let us tell you what your options are and how you can have a smooth Italian vacation by rail.

Video train route Rome - Florence

Train options for Rome to Florence

Popular train route from Rome to Florence


High-speed train Regional train

Travel time

1hr 30 minutes 3hrs 20 minutes

Seat reservations

Mandatory Not required


Roma Termini -
Firenze S.M.N.
Roma Termini -
Firenze Campo Marte

Traveling by high-speed train

    Le Frecce trains at platform
Le Frecce trains at platform

The fastest way to travel from Rome to Florence is by taking the Le Frecce high-speed train. This modern and luxurious train will get you to your destination in only 1 hour and 30 minutes. For actual travel times, check out our timetable.

If you travel with a Eurail Pass, you don't need to buy a ticket and only pay a small reservation fee. We recommend you book your seats as far in advance as possible.

Traveling by regional train

Regional train in Italy

Taking a regional train from Rome to Florence means more travel time than by high-speed train. It also means you don't have to reserve a seat and you can stop along the way in charming Italian cities like Orvieto and Arezzo.

If you're looking to get inspired, check out our blog entry on traveling between Rome and Florence.

If you have a Eurail Pass, you don't need to buy a ticket. You can travel on this train for free and get on and off whenever you like.

Eurail Passes

Eurail Pass cover

The Eurail Pass is a train pass that lets you travel on nearly every train in Europe. It comes in all shapes and sizes, so you can pick the one that best fits your vacation plans. Check out our Eurail Passes.

If you're only looking to travel in Italy, the Eurail Italy Pass might be just the thing for you. Otherwise you can choose another pass and make this journey part of a larger, exciting European adventure!