Rome to Florence

Old May 11th, 2009, 02:59 PM
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Rome to Florence

I am arriving at the Rome airport in late August and need to get to Florence within 3 hours of landing. I will have checked baggage. Can I clear customs, catch a train and make it to Florence within the time allowed? I've read somewhere that there is a direct train?
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Old May 11th, 2009, 03:09 PM
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Fast trains Rome to Florence are 1hr 39 min. Express train from Rome airport to Rome Termini station is 31 min. You would have 50 mins to clear the airport and allow for waiting time for the both trains. I couldn't do it.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 03:39 PM
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Nor I. The train won't be there when you clear customs, you won't land on time, your bags will be late...it might be (might is the operative word) possible, but it would suck more than a lot of things just running only to find you missed something.

If you want to figure it out for sure just to see how tight it is going to be figure out how often the trains from from FCO to Termini (every 30 minutes at 22 and 52 past the hour I believe but google is your friend) and then check out the EuroStar to get schedules for Rome Termini to Florence SMN. My bet is that the schedules won't sync up and you'll have to figure out something else.

I do you have to get there within 3 hours? That sounds real silly to me.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 04:12 PM
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It doesn't sound possible to me either onemorerun. I don't know why of course you need to be in Florence 3 hours after landing at FCO. Are you meeting a tour group? If so you need to talk to them. If you are meeting a friend you need to make arrangements to meet them at a cafe at the Florence train station.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 08:02 AM
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HI one,

When you exit FCO to take the train to Rome TE, the agent will also sell you a ticket to Florence (if he is in the mood).

Good luck

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I very much doubt you can do it in 3 hours - even assuming your plane lands on time.
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