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There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Florence by train, 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 / ...

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Night bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the night bus from Milan San Donato to Florence Piazzale Montelungo Cosenza Bus Station - Milan Lampugnano

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Night train  •  3h 52m

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

Rideshare  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Florence 306.2 km

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Milan to Florence 301.7 km

Fly from Milan Linate  •  5h

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

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Florence (FLR) MXP - FLR
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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 fastest way to get from Milan to Florence is to train. Taking this option will cost €19 - €80 and takes 1h 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 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 fly, which costs €85 - €300 and takes 5h.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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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. hourly. Tickets cost €24 - €80 and the journey takes 1h 54m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Itabus operates a vehicle from Milan San Donato to Florence Piazzale Montelungo twice daily. Tickets cost €8 - €70 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €1100
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €1100
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €950
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €1500
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €1100
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €1100
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €1100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €900
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €1100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €430
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
Hourly
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 to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €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 42m
Frequency
Once daily
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
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Night bus from Milan San Donato to Florence Piazzale Montelungo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €70
Website
Itabus
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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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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Alitalia, KLM, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Florence Airport.

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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 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 .

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