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How to Get From Rome to Tuscany

Updated: June 21, 2023
 By Justin

If you’re interested in visiting Tuscany from Rome, this post will provide details about how to get there, including directions by car, bus, train, plane, and even guided tours you might want to consider.

How to Get to Tuscany From Rome

You can easily get from Rome to Tuscany by hopping in your car. It's about 275 kilometers, and the journey generally takes around 3 hours. 

Start on the A1 Autostrada, a major highway going north toward Florence. To make the journey smoother, exit at Firenze Impruneta and take the SR2 highway straight into the heart of Tuscany.

Watch for road signs and enjoy the picturesque Italian countryside as you travel.

By Train

Taking the train is a fantastic choice. The tickets usually cost around €40. Trains depart from Rome to Tuscany quite often, about every 30 minutes. The trip to Tuscany is quite comfy, taking just 1.5 hours.

The train ride is peaceful and allows you to admire Italy's countryside vistas, ensuring your trip is as unforgettable as the destination.

Considering this trip is much faster by train than by car, we recommend this option if you want to spend more time in Tuscany.

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By Bus

Ever thought about a bus trip?

Bus tickets are roughly €25. Buses journey from Rome to Tuscany every 2 hours. This trip is longer, lasting around 4 hours.

Bus travel lets you soak up the sights and appreciate the stunning landscapes in Tuscany.

Purchase bus tickets or learn more.

By Plane

If you need more time, flying is an option. A plane ticket costs around €130. Flights from Rome to Tuscany are scheduled several times a day, and the journey is super quick just about 1 hour.

You get to spend more time exploring Tuscany's beauty and less time on the journey, making it a perfect option for those on a tight schedule.

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Guided Tours of Tuscany From Rome

One of the easiest ways to get from Rome to Tuscany is by taking a guided bus tour. Several tour companies provide day trips to this part of Italy, and they handle all the costs and concerns for you.

Each Rome to Tuscany day trip includes a tour, and some of them also cover food, drinks, and other fun activities.

City Wonders

City Wonders presents an extended trip named "Best of Tuscany in 1 Day from Rome." This tour provides an immersive experience featuring the gems of Tuscany.

It covers transportation, guidance from English-speaking tour leaders, entrance fees, and a delightful lunch and wine tasting at a Tuscan vineyard.

You'll journey through the historic cities of Pisa, Siena, and San Gimignano, taking in sights like the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa and other significant monuments.

It's an exciting and all-encompassing way to soak in the beauty and allure of Tuscany within just one day.

Walks of Italy

Walks of Italy offers an enchanting day trip called "Day Trip from Rome: Tuscan Hilltowns, Fortresses & Vineyards." For enthusiasts of history, cuisine, and beer, this tour is a dream come full.

Included in the tour are the services of a knowledgeable guide, cozy transport, guided wine sampling, and a homegrown Tuscan lunch.

The expedition brings you to Montalcino, a historic hill town renowned for Brunello wine and Pienza, noted for its Renaissance structures and pecorino cheese.

This Walks of Italy journey promises a genuine Tuscan adventure filled with cultural and culinary treasures.

  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Time to Begin: 07:15 AM
  • €197/Adult | €187/Children
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Italy on a Budget

From Rome: Tuscany & Siena with Wine Tasting and Lunch

This tour offers a day brimming with adventure and tasty treats. This journey lets you dive deep into Tuscany's ambiance and culture.

It features guided explorations of the lovely cities of Siena and San Gimignano and a trip to a Chianti winery. Here, you'll delight in the region's wines and indulge in a robust Tuscan lunch.

This attractive adventure can only take place with a minimum of four people. It's an ideal choice for small groups or families keen on making lasting memories while discovering Tuscany's heart.

  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Availability: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • Time to Begin: 06:45 AM
  • €198/Adult
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From Rome: Tuscany & San Gimignano with Wine Tasting and Lunch

This trip is a sensory delight. This day trip plunges you into the heart of Tuscany's captivating beauty and illustrious winemaking tradition. 

The tour provides transport from Rome and features a wine-tasting session at a genuine Tuscan vineyard, followed by exploring the UNESCO-protected town of San Gimignano.

An engaging, well-informed guide accompanies you, enriching your experience with insightful tales about the region's history and wine production. 

This exciting and informative journey calls for a minimum of four attendees. It presents a splendid chance for a small group of friends to band together for a memorable escapade in the Tuscan countryside.

About The Author


Justin is a travel content writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the field. He graduated from Portland State University in 2012. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest his whole life and knows the American West Coast very well. Justin has been part of the Free Tours By Foot content team since 2017.
Updated: June 21st, 2023
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