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Rome to Florence by Train for 12 Euros

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Rome to Florence by Train for 12 Euros

Travel between Rome and Florence for only 12 Euros: now that's an eye catcher! But it's absolutely true: for less than the cost of a taxi ride in central Rome, you can travel all the way from Rome to Florence by Trenitalia Intercity (IC) train. In fact, the 12-Euro advance purchase "MINI" fare in second class is even lower than the undiscountable (except for children) fare for the unreserved "regionale" train (17.15 Euros in second class). The 12-Euro "MINI" fare on the IC train represents a 60% discount over the regular, undiscounted fare of 30 Euros in second class.

Most of the IC trains between Rome and Florence pull into the Firenze Rifredi Station (where you must connect to a "regionale" train for the short hop to the main SMN Station). However, there is one IC train in each direction which departs from and arrives at Firenze SMN: it's the 18:20 IC from Rome Termini (arrives Firenze SMN at 20:58), and the 5:50 a.m. IC from Firenze SMN (arrives Roma Termini at 8:30). This particular train does not run seven days per week in each direction, so look up the schedules for your expected travel date.

Schedules for the IC trains not convenient? No problem: find a "MINI" fare on the ultrafast Frecciarossa or Frecciargento train between Rome and Florence for as little as 19 Euros (second class), and you'll arrive (nonstop) in merely 95 minutes using the new high-speed rail line. But, to get this low fare, you'll likely need to book well in advance, because the "MINI" fares are capacity-controlled, and consequently the lowest fares sell out quickly, especially on trains departing during high-demand timeframes during the day. Frecciarossa/Frecciargento trains between Rome and Florence run every 30 minutes or less throughout the day.

Finally, there is always the tried-and-true unreserved "regionale" train, which costs (only) 17.15 Euros at any time, but takes four hours to reach its final destination! Unfortunately, there are fewer "regionale" trains these days between Rome and Florence.

If travelling with children under 12, also consider the "Familia" fare or (if not available) simply the 50% discount for children between the ages of 4 and 12. (There is no special "MINI" fare for children, and children pay the same "MINI" fare as adults. Naturally, if the "MINI" discount is less than 50%, the child's fare should be selected since it's more advantageous). Also note that the "Familia" fare will not always result in a lower total fare than purchasing "MINI" fares for both adults and children (or purchasing a "MINI" fare for the adult and a separate child's fare).

Children under 4 always travel free without a guaranteed seat: you do NOT count them when booking seats.

Finally, don't forget to read the rules and strict restrictions of the "MINI" fare before selecting it ... or you might be sorry!

(The author of this post has no relationship with Trenitalia).

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21. Re: Rome to Florence by Train for 12 Euros

You can buy 5 tickets, then buy another 3. When you buy the second set of tickets, in the seat selection area select "Seat nearby". You can then enter the car and seat number of one of the first set of tickets, and the system will try to allocate close seats.

If you wait until shortly before travel to purchase, you will be able to get tickets but you will almost certainly have to pay the full price of €43 as the cheaper tickets will have sold out.

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22. Re: Rome to Florence by Train for 12 Euros

We are staying at the Ariston in Rome and Hotel Laurus al Duomo in Florence...what train stations would I want to go out from and into?

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23. Re: Rome to Florence by Train for 12 Euros

Roma Termini to Fizenze SM Novella.

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24. Re: Rome to Florence by Train for 12 Euros

i bought my tickets for the start of September. Florence to Bologna 9E and Bologna to Venice 13E which are terrific deals. but you need to be quick for your dates.

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25. Re: Rome to Florence by Train for 12 Euros

Thanks for the help and advice everyone, it is vastly appreciated :)

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26. Re: Rome to Florence by Train for 12 Euros

Hi I am planning a trip in August to rome and I want to take a trip from rome to Florence. What city do you suggest I jump to? And can we travel with luggage on these trains?

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27. Re: Rome to Florence by Train for 12 Euros

What do you mean "jump to?" Take a train from Roma Termini to Firenze S M Novella - they run very frequently and there are different types of trains and fares: www.trenitalia.com

Yes, you can take luggage.

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28. Re: Rome to Florence by Train for 12 Euros

bear in mind that you will be handling your own luggage, including getting it up the steps onto the train, so if you have more luggage than you can handle, the "can" in your question takes on a special significance.

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29. Re: Rome to Florence by Train for 12 Euros

Hello anyone knows any cheap way to go from rome (preferable fco airport) to geneva airport or martigny? cause as I am searching the prices are so high by train and even by cheap flights!! any help plzzz we are a couple so 2 adults

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FARES UPDATE:

Here are several more Trenitalia discounted fares which may be of interest:

1. "2 X 1" fare (seasonal, offered ONLY on SATURDAYS). Two passengers travel together for the price of one full ("BASE") fare. Fare is non-refundable and non-changeable, and is not sold on the day of travel. Not offered on the unreserved regionale trains.

2. "BIMBI GRATIS" (seasonal). Children up to the age of 15 years, 0 days travel free with at least one paying adult. Not offered on the unreserved regionale trains. When not offered during parts of the year, there is the "Familia" fare, where children up to the age of 15 years, 0 days travel at 50% of the adult "BASE" fare, and adults get a 20% discount off the "BASE" fare.

3. There are also round-trip day fares ("A/R Giornata") and round-trip weekend ("A/R Weekend") fares offered on the reserved Freccia trains, which could be of interest to those wishing to do a day trip between Rome and Florence. These fares are non-refundable and not sold on the day of travel. They are not offered on the unreserved regionale trains.

4. Children up to the age of 15 years, 0 days now get a 50% discount off of ECONOMY and SUPER ECONOMY fares, just as they get a 50% discount off of the full 'BASE" fare on the reserved trains. These discounts don't apply to the unreserved regionale trains.

5. Children up to the age of 12 years, 0 days continue to get a 50% discount of the "ordinaria" fare of the unreserved regionale trains.

6. Toddlers up to the age of 4 years, 0 days continue to travel FREE on ALL trains, without a ticket and without a guaranteed seat.