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Journey Information

There are 40 intercity buses per day from Rome to Florence. Traveling by bus from Rome to Florence usually takes around 3 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Autoservizi Salemi bus can make the trip in 3 hours,

Distance143 mi (231 km)
Shortest duration3h 0m
Cheapest price$2.84
Trips per day38
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines5

How much is a bus ticket from Rome to Florence?

$9.29 is the average price of a bus ticket from Rome to Florence. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Rome to Florence by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $19 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$14.44 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Rome to Florence?

There are 5 bus lines from Rome to Florence available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 28 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autoservizi Salemi13h 0m$31.86
FlixBus283h 47m$14.38
Itabus113h 29m$13.17
Marino33h 49m$29.87
Sais Autolinee13h 0m$31.81
  • Autoservizi Salemi

    Autoservizi Salemi

    Autoservizi Salemi is an Italian bus company that travels the length of the Italian peninsula daily. Some notable routes include stops in Milan, Florence, Bologna, Marsala, and Palermo. Their modern buses have excellent amenities including air conditioning, power outlets, restrooms, WiFi, and snacks and drinks for sale.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 28 trips from Rome to Florence, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 47 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Itabus

    Itabus

    Itabus is an Italian bus company servicing the whole peninsula, including major tourist hotspots like Rome, Trieste, and Catania. The company has both single and double-decker buses with clean, comfortable seats, complimentary WiFi, power outlets, restrooms, and air conditioning. Upgrade to a premium ticket for even larger seats and extendable armchairs.

  • Marino

    Marino

    Marino buses travel across Italy to cities such as Naples, Padua, and Lecce, and into neighboring countries including France, Switzerland, and Germany. Their fleet features comfortable reclining seats, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi connectivity, a restroom, and even a minibar!

  • Sais Autolinee

    Sais Autolinee

    Book Sais Autolinee from Rome to Florence from $31. There are 1 Sais Autolinee schedules from Rome to Florence and you can expect on average to pay for a Sais Autolinee ticket to Florence. In Rome, Sais Autolinee departs to Florence from Roma Tiburtina Bus Station and no other station. In Florence, Sais Autolinee arrives at Villa Constanza Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Sais Autolinee from Rome to Florence takes 3 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Sais Autolinee offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Florence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you do a day-trip to Florence from Rome?

It is very possible to do a day-trip from Rome to Florence. The fastest bus trip takes just 2 hours and 55 minutes, so if you leave for Florence first thing in the morning you should be able to get a full day in before returning to Rome. The latest bus back to Rome departs at 11:00 p.m.

What is the best way to get from Rome to Florence?

Traveling by bus is the cheapest way to travel from Rome to Florence, with bus tickets starting at just €8 and averaging about €11. Traveling by train is about an hour and 15 minutes faster, with the quickest train taking 1 hour and 30 minutes, but tickets are more expensive (starting at €24). Flights from Rome to Florence are substantially more expensive, though as fast as 55 minutes in duration.

Is there a FlixBus from Rome to Florence?

Yes, FlixBus does operate between Rome and Florence. FlixBus offers 33 trips per day on this route, with an average travel time of 3 hours and 36 minutes. You can expect to pay about €12.50 per ticket.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Rome to Florence during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Rome to Florence?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 231 kilometers from Rome to Florence. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Florence. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Rome?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Rome to Florence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 40 scheduled buses that travel from Rome to Florence every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 38 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Rome

Rome is a city rich in cultural heritage, as well as one of the most romantic destinations in Europe. To fully understand the city’s extraordinary history, visitors should take the time to visit the Capitoline Museums, where the collections include hundreds of sculptures as well as the Capitoline Wolf, the symbol of Rome itself. The famous Trevi’s Fountain is also on the must-see list of many travelers. Boasting an amazing baroque design with mythological motifs, the fountain is one of the most photogenic spots in the city, and it is located near the principal shopping area. If you wish to check out some of the city’s most iconic structures, head over to the Sistine Chapel, which houses the famous fresco by Michelangelo.

Rome is every foodie’s heaven. As you explore the city’s food scene, don’t hesitate to take the chance to try out a local specialty, artichokes. The best place to try these out is at Nonna Betta. For those who want to try the famous Roma coffee, Caffe Sant'Eustachio might be the right spot.

The principal train station in Rome is the Termini station. The main bus station is Roma Tiburtina. The city’s air services are fulfilled by three airports: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Rome Ciampino Airport, and Roma-Urbe, of which the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is the largest.

Florence

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Florence is located in Central-Northern Italy, in the lush Tuscany region. Regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance, this city is an art lover's idea of heaven. The city’s plethora of museums, palaces, churches, and artistic treasures landed Florence the #1 spot in our ranking of the most cultured cities in Europe.

Visit the Uffizi Gallery to see many of the world's greatest Renaissance masterpieces, including work by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. Michelangelo's famous sculpture of David in his birthday suit is on view at the Accademia Galleria. The Institute and Museum of the History of Science is another must-see attraction to learn about the scientific instruments vital to some of the 13th century's world-changing discoveries.

After you have finished exploring Florence's many museums and galleries, head outside to enjoy a relaxing stroll through the Boboli Gardens and appreciate this stunning example of "green architecture."

The city is also home to almost every high-end designer label you can bring to mind, as well as museums dedicated to Gucci and Ferragamo. For a less expensive shopping experience, visit one of the many affordable boutiques and local clothing stores for a more authentic taste of the city.

Florence is a top-rated destination, meaning it has well-established international and national travel connections. Florence's Amerigo Vespucci International Airport makes air travel simple. Fast and modern trains also connect the city to numerous European cities, and many bus carriers offer frequent services to Florence.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Rome?

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Main departure station: Largo Guido Mazzoni

Rome's main long-distance bus station, known as Autostazione Tiburtina, is located on Largo Guido Mazzoni in the northeast of the city. The modern, state-of-the-art facility has several small food outlets, restrooms, and left luggage facilities. Bus companies like FlixBus and RegioJet operate routes from Tiburtina to destinations including Venice and Prague. It can be accessed via the city's metro line B and is just a short walk to Roma Tiburtina railway station. Several hotels, bars, and restaurants line the nearby Via Tiburtina for the perfect welcome to the Eternal City.

All bus stations in Rome:

  • Largo Guido Mazzoni

  • Largo Mazzoni Guido 3

  • Via Vincenzo Giudice

  • Ciampino Airport

  • Roma Tiburtina Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Florence?

Main arrival station: Viale Filippo Strozzi

Florence Piazzale Montelungo is Florence's central bus terminal located directly next to the main railway station, Firenze SMN. FlixBus, MarinoBus, and Itabus buses depart regularly for cities across Italy, including Pisa, Milan, and Rome. The bus terminal area does not have any amenities, as it relies on those in the main railway station for shops, restaurants and cafes, ticket offices, and waiting areas. The bus terminal is located in the city center and is within walking distance from Florence's main attractions.

Bus stations in Florence:

  • Viale Filippo Strozzi

  • Villa Constanza Bus Station

  • Firenze S.M.N.

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