Best way to get to Florence from Rome?

Mar 3rd, 2006, 08:08 PM
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Best way to get to Florence from Rome?

What is the best way to get to Florence from Rome airport? Is it a hassle getting to high speed train? Easier to fly? I will be traveling in June when the Florence airport should be open. Suggestions please.
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Mar 3rd, 2006, 08:14 PM
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It all depends on when your flight arrives in Rome. It's not a hassle, but it will take you 65 to 95 minutes to get your bags, clear passport control/costoms and make it to Termini. The train to Florence is 95 minutes. Schedules are on trenitalia.it

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Mar 3rd, 2006, 08:24 PM
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I've got the same question...I need to give someone very straightforward directions on getting from the airport (FCO) to the train station to catch a train to Florence. I've printed out the train schedule for her, but was looking for transportation options from the airport to the train station.

Thanks!
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Mar 3rd, 2006, 08:35 PM
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There is a direct train from Fiumicino Airport to Termini Station called the Leonardo Express costing 9.50E. Train runs every 30 mins from 6:37 to 23:37 everyday, check the trenitalia site for more info.
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Mar 3rd, 2006, 09:53 PM
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Are flights to FCO cheaper than to FLR that you'd go to Rome and get right on the train to Florence?
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Mar 4th, 2006, 01:06 AM
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You can book a through ticket from FCO to Florence, changing to the Eurostar at Roma Termini.

€ 39 (2nd cl)
€ 52 (1st cl)

Journey time: appr. 2.5 hrs

Hope this helps ...

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Mar 4th, 2006, 03:37 AM
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Hi wco81
>Are flights to FCO cheaper than to FLR that you'd go to Rome and get right on the train to Florence?<

Usually.

Somtimes you can fly into Pisa for about the same price as Rome.




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Mar 4th, 2006, 03:48 AM
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Be aware that Termini is huge. It is a long long walk from where the train from FCO arrives to the Florence train. At least 2-3 blocks, albeit underground. The signs are also terrible so it's easy to get lost.



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