This is a photo of

Allow the trippy community to use this photo in their answers.

Allow the trippy community to use this photo in their answers

Image Source:

  • Sharon Bianchini
  • "Best way to get from Rome to Tuscany"

Sharon Bianchini

Illinois

Best way to get from Rome to Tuscany

Looking for the best and most economical way to get from Rome to Tuscany this September.

Comments (0)

Need more information? Question already been asked? Let the poster know!


Comment required

 

					
					
					
				

Answer this Question

 Video: How to write a great answer

Mentioned in this answer:

Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

8 Answers

Most Mentioned Places for this Question

  • Florence (city)

    Florence Tuscany

    4 mentions

  • Rome (city)

    Rome Lazio

    4 mentions

  • Tuscany (state)

    Promiana Tuscany

    3 mentions

  • Alex Jorge

    Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

    top answer by

    Sharon, the cheapest way would be to rent a car, especially if you then want to explore the Tuscan hillside.

    Understanding there are logistical and practical reasons not to drive in a foreign country, then option 2 would be to take a bus. From Rome to Florence it should take just short of 4hrs and cost between 15-30Eur. You need to check connections as I don't know where in Tuscany you want to travel to, but companies like sena/baltour will have good websites with English options http://www.sena.it/Home/78-1-en.html.

    While not cheapest, my personal suggestion is to take a train. The railways in Italy are quite reliable, quick and comfy, and Stazione Roma Termini station connects everywhere in the country. The rail website is excellent and in English as well http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=4ddd1a035296f310VgnVCM1000005817f90aRCRD

    One thing to consider when you do your searches is that, even when you have selected English as your prefered language, the search engine will normally only accept Italian names for locations. Most towns will be the same in both languages but do watch out for Rome which is Roma, and Florence which is Firenze. Rome's main station is Roma Termini.

    Last but not least, check out Rome 2 Rio http://www.rome2rio.com which is a website that will map out itineraries per transport option. I find them super helpful!

    Enjoy your travels!

    AJ

    PS if you need some Tuscan inspiration, I wrote a blog post about why the province is still one of my favourites in Italy http://www.aforkinlondon.com/post/73719838161/count-tuscany

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Rome (city)
    2. Florence (city)
    3. Stazione Roma Termini (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Alex a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • George Alex Morganis

    answered by

    I recommend taking a train. Trenitalia is the national carrier, but Italo is also worth looking at. You can take a train from Stazione Roma Termini to almost any town or city in Tuscany, including Florence. Slower, commuter trains connect the major stations of every region to smaller towns and cities.

    It's best to take a faster, slightly more expensive train from Rome to Florence. I recommend that you purchase the ticket online, in advance, instead of at the station, which is more expensive.

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Stazione Roma Termini (attraction)
    2. Florence (city)
    3. Rome (city)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send George Alex a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Michael Kwok

    answered by

    Like Alex, I too would suggest taking the train. While renting a car can appear to be cheaper initially, you also have to consider gas (which is VERY EXPENSIVE) + parking (depending on where in Tuscany you're trying to explore). One helpful tidbit is to purchase your train ticket in advance. While, most of the time you can just show up and get the next available train, one time i showed up and the next train out was fully booked. I spent the next 30 mins twiddling my thumbs.

    Comments (1)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    • Alex J.

      Alex J.

      Definitely great tip: book in advance for HIGHLY discounted tickets! · (0 likelikes)

    Mentioned in this answer:

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Michael a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Paolo Carlucci

    answered by

    Hi Sharon, if you want to go there by train, the most economical way is the regional train, but it takes more than 3 hours from Rome to Florence. You could use the high speed train, more expensive but absolutely faster.. Otherwise, you could go in Tuscany using a bus.

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Rome (city)
    2. Florence (city)
    3. Tuscany (state)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Paolo a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Iris Milton

    answered by

    I would recommend you to rent a car. We also rented a car for our trip to Tuscany and did not regret it. We rented at http://italy.rentalcars24h.com/bergamo-airport/sixt and the prices are really low. But the core factor is the number of people you are trveling with. If you are traveling alone, it would be cheaper to take a train. In case you are traveling with two or more people, it is better to rent a car.

    Have a safe trip!

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Tuscany (state)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Iris a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Gloria Barr

    answered by

    I agree with the suggestion to take the train. You get to see the countryside, meet some Italians, and generally relax....something that is hard to do if you are driving in a strange country.

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Gloria a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Kathryn Whittington

    answered by

    Of course you can get there by train and the trains in Europe are excellent. However, once you get to Tuscany, a car gives you so much more flexibility . I suggest doing some research online to get the best price( and check company reviews). If you can drive a standard transmission you will save a ton of bucks. Automatic transmission cars are very expensive.

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Tuscany (state)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Kathryn a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Brenda Burns

    Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

    answered by

    I did this trip from Rome to Florence last September. Definitely take the train if you are staying in Florence. Just watch your stuff. I put mine overhead on MY side and never saw it get taken.

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Rome (city)
    2. Florence (city)
    3. Florence (city)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Brenda a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment