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Rome - Florence Bus Schedule

Bus
FlixBus
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Thu,
  5. Fri
1:45 AM
RomeLargo Guido Mazzoni
6:05 AM
FlorenceViale Filippo Strozzi
from $10.85
Bus
Autoservizi Salemi
  1. Thu,
  2. Fri
6:00 AM
RomeLargo Guido Mazzoni
9:00 AM
FlorenceVilla Constanza Bus Station
from $28.19
Bus
FlixBus
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Thu,
  5. Fri
6:30 AM
RomeLargo Guido Mazzoni
10:15 AM
FlorenceViale Filippo Strozzi
from $5.42
Bus
Itabus
  1. Wed,
  2. Thu,
  3. Fri
7:00 AM
RomeLargo Mazzoni Guido 3
10:15 AM
FlorenceVilla Constanza Bus Station
from $2.15
Bus
FlixBus
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Thu,
  4. Fri
7:30 AM
RomeLargo Guido Mazzoni
10:45 AM
FlorenceViale Filippo Strozzi
from $3.22

Journey Information

There are 57 intercity buses per day from Rome to Florence. Traveling by bus from Rome to Florence usually takes around 4 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Autoservizi Salemi bus can make the trip in 3 hours,

Distance143 mi (231 km)
Shortest duration3h 0m
Cheapest price$2.12
Trips per day51
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines4

How much is a bus ticket from Rome to Florence?

Bus tickets for a trip from Rome to Florence cost $9.01 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Rome to Florence is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $12. If you're planning to take the bus from Rome to Florence during August, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $18. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Rome to Florence?

There are 4 bus lines from Rome to Florence available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 42 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$28.15
FlixBus424h 25m$13.95
Itabus143h 22m$11.80
Marino33h 54m$23.21
  • 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.

  • 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 42 trips from Rome to Florence, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 25 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • 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 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 143 miles from Rome to Florence. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Rome to Florence at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

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.

There are 57 scheduled buses that travel from Rome to Florence every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 51 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

  • Ciampino Airport

  • Via Vincenzo Giudice

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.

All bus stations in Florence:

  • Viale Filippo Strozzi

  • Villa Constanza Bus Station

  • Firenze S.M.N.

  • Viale XI Agosto

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