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There are 4 ways to get from Venice to Florence by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N.

Cheapest option

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Venice to Florence

2 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Florence

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to Florence

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Florence is to rideshare which costs €15 and takes 3h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Florence is to train which costs €18 - €70 and takes 2h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice and arriving at Florence. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Firenze S.M.N.. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 13m.

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The distance between Venice and Florence is 203 km. The road distance is 255.9 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Florence without a car is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs €18 - €70.

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The train from Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N. takes 2h 13m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Venice to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Florence is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs €18 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €18 and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Florence.
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  • Distance: 203.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 13m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N. hourly. Tickets cost €21 - €70 and the journey takes 2h 13m. ItaloTreno also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Florence 4 times a week. Tickets cost €15 - €18 and the journey takes 4h 10m.

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 Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €70
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 Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 Venice to Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15
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blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Florence is 256 km. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Venice to Florence.

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There are 3441+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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