Assisi is one of the most charming Italian cities. It is worth visiting this Umbrian city for a day trip from Rome. Moreover, it is easy to reach Assisi from the Eternal City, where the high-speed train is the fastest and most convenient option. The distance is 174 km. You can also travel by bus or car. The journey will take from 2 to 7 hours.
In our vlog, you can discover many exciting things about what to do in Umbria and how to get there from Rome.
Here’s the list of options on how to get from Rome to Assisi:
When arriving at the Fiumicino airport, you must take the Leonardo Express shuttle train to the Termini station, located in the center of Rome. Moreover, you can connect to trains to Assisi. These shuttle trains run at least once in 30 minutes, and it takes about half an hour to reach Rome. The price for a one-way journey from the airport to Termini is 14 euros.
Many direct trains, both fast and slow regional, run from Rome Termini station to the Assisi station, located in the valley near the center of Assisi in Santa Maria degli Angeli. Among high-speed trains (Alta Velocita – AV) are the Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca, and Intercity. You can buy tickets online on the website of Trenitalia.
For a one-way ticket, prices start from 10 euros, and it takes about 2 hours to reach Assisi. Here’s an example of prices and time schedules from Rome to Assisi:
Also, there are trains with a change in Foligno, a small Umbrian city, about half an hour from Assisi. Of course, it is better to purchase tickets for the direct train.
Note: it is better to buy tickets in advance since prices may become higher up to 50 euro one-way. Plus, don’t forget to validate your ticket in a ticket machine
Once you arrive at the station in Assisi, you can take a local bus (line C) and reach the center of town in 10 minutes ride. In addition, bus tickets are sold at the newspaper stand. Your stop is Piazza San Pietro if you want to visit the Basilica or Piazza Matteotti, if you are going to visit the city’s main streets first. If you want to take a taxi, the cost will be about 15 euros to reach the center of Assisi.
You can take FlixBus.com to get from Rome to Assisi. However, there are few daily buses, and it takes 6-7 hours to reach your final destination. Buses depart from Tiburtina bus station, and prices for one-way tickets start from 18 euros, which is not cheaper than fast train fares.
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Getting from Rome to Assisi by car is also very convenient. It will take more than two hours to reach your final destination. Do not forget to consider toll roads and parking costs. There are no problems with parking in Assisi, but it may be a bit pricey if you leave your car for the whole day there. Here’s the map:
If you would like to explore the towns of the Umbria region, it makes sense to stay in Assisi for more than one day. Here are several excellent options for where to stay during your trip:
Nun Assisi Relais and Spa Museum are located in a renovated nunnery. It is a 5-star hotel with panoramic views of Assisi and Mount Subasio. Moreover, the hotel offers a spa set in Roman excavations. All rooms are beautiful and spacious.
Villa Serena features a private pool and mountain views. Moreover, there are fantastic garden and grill facilities. Furthermore, guests can use the spa and wellness center with an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub, and a sauna. Also, there is a children’s playground on the villa’s territory.
Hotel Giotto is set in the Medieval quarter of Assisi. It is a 4-star hotel located near the Basilica of Saint Francis. There are an elegant restaurant, a wellness center, and impressive panoramic views.
Hotel Sorella Luna is located nearby the famous Basilica of Saint Francis. There are spacious and elegantly decorated rooms. Moreover, the property features a communal terrace full of flowers and plants, equipped with tables and chairs, where you can enjoy a buffet breakfast.
La Casetta de Sotto property features a terrace. It is a high-rated option for budget tourists. The property also provides a patio. This apartment consists of 1 separate bedroom, 1 bathroom, and a seating area—guests like it for its design, atmosphere, and central location.
Tell us about your experience in Assisi! 🙂
Author: Kate Zusmann
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