There are 5 ways to get from Venice to Florence by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 13m

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

18€ - 70€

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Rideshare  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Venice to Florence 261.3 km

15€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Florence, Florence 536

15€ - 18€

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Venice to Florence 256.7 km

35€ - 55€

Fly  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Florence (FLR) VCE - FLR

89€ - 353€

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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, Venice and arriving at Florence, Florence. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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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 256.7 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, 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 15m, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 360€ and takes 4h 46m.

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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 Venice to Florence hourly. Tickets cost 21€ - 70€ and the journey takes 2h 13m. ItaloTreno also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Florence twice daily. Tickets cost 15€ - 18€ and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350€ - 1700€
Flights from Venice to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350€ - 1700€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1100€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350€ - 1700€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 1400€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1100€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
410€ - 2100€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
170€ - 1100€
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€ - 29€
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 to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Italo Treno
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
[email protected]
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Venice to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence, 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 257 km. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Venice to Florence.

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Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa and five other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Venice to Florence train tickets online with Omio, Rome2rio and RailEurope.

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Book your Venice to Florence bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 2966+ 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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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs 2€ - 11€.

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