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There are 10 ways to get from Milan to Florence by train, bus, night train, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

19€ - 80€

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Night bus  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the night bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 Baltour

14€ - 20€

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Train via Milano Rogoredo  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo to Firenze Santa Maria Novella 9915 / ...

22€ - 62€

Bus  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence N528

16€ - 21€

Night train  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Firenze Campo Marte Ini

35€ - 50€

Rideshare  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Florence 306.2 km

17€

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Milan to Florence 301.7 km

35€ - 60€

Fly from Milan Linate  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Florence (FLR) LIN - FLR

97€ - 267€

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Florence (FLR) MXP - FLR

67€ - 270€

Fly from Milan Bergamo  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Florence (FLR) BGY - FLR

56€ - 265€

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Florence is to rideshare which costs 17€ and takes 3h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Florence is to train which costs 19€ - 80€ and takes 1h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Florence. However, there are services departing from duomo m1 m3 and arriving at Florence, Florence via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Firenze S.M.N.. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 54m.

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The distance between Milan and Florence is 248 km. The road distance is 301.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Florence without a car is to train which takes 1h 54m and costs 19€ - 80€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. takes 1h 54m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Milan to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan, Milan station.

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Milan to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Florence is to train which takes 1h 54m and costs 19€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 21€ and takes 4h 54m, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 270€ and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Florence.
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  • Distance: 248.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 54m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Florence, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. every 4 hours. Tickets cost 24€ - 80€ and the journey takes 1h 54m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence 3 times a day. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Naples, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Bari, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 450€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
280€ - 650€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 750€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470€ - 1600€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1200€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 1000€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470€ - 1600€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1200€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Florence via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Florence via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 800€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Florence via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
280€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 950€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1000€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 80€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
24€ - 35€
Base Standard
45€ - 65€
Base Premium
55€ - 80€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 60€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
23€ - 35€
Smart Low Cost
20€ - 29€
Smart Flex
40€ - 60€
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 60€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
22€ - 35€
Smart Low Cost
20€ - 29€
Smart Flex
40€ - 60€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Trenitalia Intercity Night

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Firenze Campo Marte
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
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Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Night bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Baltour
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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Milan to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence, Florence station.

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Milan to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Florence is 302 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Milan to Florence.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Luxair and four other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 7707+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Milan and Florence. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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