Florence to Varenna train

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Varenna

Showing times and prices for Oct 08

Cheapest

27

Average

31

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Intercity
06:21AMFlorence6h03 12:24PMVarenna
0 transfers
271One-way
Regionale
02:32AMFlorence6h52 09:24AMVarenna
0 transfers
301One-way
Regionale
06:41AMFlorence8h43 03:24PMVarenna
0 transfers
301One-way
Intercity
11:33AMFlorence5h51 05:24PMVarenna
0 transfers
351One-way

Train schedule from Florence to Varenna

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, October 8
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02:32AMFlorence6h52 09:24AMVarenna
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Intercity
06:21AMFlorence6h03 12:24PMVarenna
0 transfers
Regionale
06:41AMFlorence8h43 03:24PMVarenna
0 transfers
Intercity
11:33AMFlorence5h51 05:24PMVarenna
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Fastest train times from Florence to Varenna

Showing times and prices for Oct 08

Fastest Journey

5 h 51 m

Average

6 h 52 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

294 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Florence for Varenna every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Intercity
11:33AMFlorence5h51 05:24PMVarenna
0 transfers
351One-way
Intercity
06:21AMFlorence6h03 12:24PMVarenna
0 transfers
271One-way
Regionale
02:32AMFlorence6h52 09:24AMVarenna
0 transfers
301One-way
Regionale
06:41AMFlorence8h43 03:24PMVarenna
0 transfers
301One-way

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Overview: Train from Florence to Varenna

distanceDistance182 miles (293 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price$26 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesIntercity, Frecciarossa, Regionale, Intercity Notte or ItaloTreno

Trains from Florence to Varenna cover the 182 miles (293 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 3 min with our travel partners like Intercity, Frecciarossa, Regionale, Intercity Notte or ItaloTreno. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $20 (€20), but the average price of train tickets is $26 (€25). Travelers depart most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Varenna-esino.

Train companies: Frecciarossa, Italo and Intercity from Florence to Varenna trains

Find the best trains between Florence and Varenna with Omio's travel partners Frecciarossa, Italo and Intercity from $20 (€20). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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Omio helps you find the perfect Florence - Varenna train with Intercity. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Florence to Varenna, Omio shows you Intercity current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Florence to Varenna trip. You can expect to travel around 182 miles (293 km) to Varenna from Florence on a train with Intercity. Once you are ready, buy your one-way Intercity tickets between Florence and Varenna starting as low as $20 (€20) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with Intercity!

Italo is a brand of high-speed trains operated by the Italian train company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV). Its fleet of trains includes the Italo AGV 575, the premier high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), and the Italo EVO, an eco-friendly train that can reach a maximum speed of 150 mph (250 km/h). Italo offers four different class options, but each train car is modernly equipped with a high level of comfort. You can choose between the Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive classes. Standard services in all Italo trains include bathrooms, free WiFi, power outlets, reclining leather seats, footrests, snack machines and Italo Live (free onboard entertainment featuring a selection of movies, music and games). Italo offers three types of fares with different prices and flexibility: Low Cost, Economy, and Flex.

Florence to Varenna train information with Italo:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 5 min
  • Average Price: $31
  • Italo frequency: 1 a day

Looking for a smooth and easy way to travel to Varenna from Florence? Book your Trenitalia Frecciarossa train between Florence and Varenna with Omio today! Trenitalia is Italy’s national train company that offers a wide variety of connections throughout the country, including the Florence to Varenna trip. Omio shows you current Frecciarossa schedules and tickets to cover the 182 miles (293 km) distance. You can choose from fares like Super Economy, Economy, and Base for the best deals on this journey. Trenitalia discount cards can also be applied when purchasing your Frecciarossa ticket on Omio.

All Frecciarossa classes provide free WiFi access, power outlets, air conditioning, bathrooms, luggage storage, onboard entertainment, and restaurant and bar services to passengers. Frecciarossa covers long distances and connects major cities in Italy in just a few hours thanks to its high speed. These trains are renowned for their comfort, speed and reduced environmental impact and can reach speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh). Frecciarossa offers all travelers ultimate comfort, flexibility and convenience, and you can book Frecciarossa tickets with us in a few steps!

Frecciarossa from Florence to Varenna train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 14 min
  • Frecciarossa frequency: 2 a day

Trains from Florence to Varenna

About 15 trains make the daily 182-mile (293 km) journey from Florence to Varenna. The trip takes approx. 3h 30min when traveling on a high-speed train, and between about 5h 50min and 7h on one of the regional trains. The Florence to Varenna trains depart regularly throughout the day, with about 1 train scheduled to leave per 1h from the early morning through the evening. Visitors come to Varenna to enjoy the picturesque town that is tucked away on the shores of Lake Como in Northern Italy. Once in Varenna, travelers can explore the Villa Monastero and its botanical garden, enjoy view of the town from the Vezio Castle, relax by the lake on the town’s promenade called the Riva Grande, or take a hike through the nearby Grigne mountains.

 

Florence to Varenna Train Time: Daily Departures

With about 15 departures scheduled throughout the day – about 1 per hour – travelers can find a train from Florence to Varenna that fits their schedule. The train schedule is the same Monday through Saturday, with a few minor adjustments to the Sunday schedule. Trains from Florence depart between about 04:30 a.m. and 07:00 p.m. daily; a night train also departs around 02:00 a.m. On Sundays, the first departure is scheduled for approximately 07:30 a.m.

 

How long is the journey by train from Florence to Varenna?

The journey by train from Florence to Varenna can be as short as about 3h 14min on 1 of the high-speed trains that depart throughout the day. Almost all of the high-speed train routes require 1 transfer in Milan, but a couple require 2 transfers before reaching Varenna. Regional trains are slower and stop at more towns along the way, so they understandably take a bit longer to complete the journey. The trains that require only 1 change of trains complete the journey in about 6h, while the regional trains that require 2 transfers take up to about 8h to arrive at their destination. The duration of the trip on the night trains is around 6h 20min.

 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Florence to Varenna?

Departure train stations: Almost all of the trains from Florence to Varenna depart from 1 of the busiest train stations in Italy, Santa Maria Novella (SMN) railway station. SMN station is located in the heart of the city, about 0.33 miles (0.6 km) from the Basilica di San Lorenzo. It only takes a few minutes to walk to most places in the city center from the station. SMN has all of the facilities that one would expect to find in a major transportation hub, such as shopping, dining, VIP lounges, assistance for tourists and passengers with disabilities, luggage storage, a post office, restrooms, ATMS, car rental counters and train ticket offices. Outside the station are stops for regional and local buses, a taxi stand, and parking. A few of the Florence to Varenna regional trains depart from the Rifredi train station, which is much smaller than SMN station. Rifredi is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of SMN station; Trenitalia’s regional trains travel about every 15min between the stations, taking only about 5min. At Rifredi station, you’ll find train ticket counters, a passenger waiting area, some shops and cafes, a newsstand, vending machines and restrooms. There are bus stops, parking and a taxi stand outside the station.

Arrival train station: All of the trains from Florence to Varenna arrive at the Varenna-Esino railway station, which is about a 0.5-mile (0.85 km) walk from the Church of San Giorgio in the city center. If you don’t want to walk around town, the best transportation option to to rent a taxi, which can take you anywhere in town in just a few minutes; there are usually a few taxis waiting for passengers outside of the train station. The Varenna-Esino station is a small station, but it does have a seated waiting area, a restroom, a train ticket counter, and a bar.

 

Which train companies travel from Florence to Varenna?

Trenitalia, Italy’s largest train company, is the company that travels from Florence to Varenna. Trenitalia has several types of trains in its fleet, but the primary train types that operate between these cities are the high-speed Frecciarossa trains and the slower regional trains. Most days of the week, there is also a Trenitalia Intercity Notte (night) train that provides service overnight.

 

Trenitalia trains from Florence to Varenna

About two-thirds of the train routes between Florence and Varenna are served by Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecciarossa trains. These trains depart almost once per 1h from the morning through the evening. Almost all of the Frecciarossa trains travel through Milan, where a change of trains is required. Most of the Frecciarossa trains complete the journey in about 3.5h. The remaining routes are served by Trenitalia’s regional trains, which are slower trains that stop at most of the train stations along the way. Regional trains require 1 or 2 transfers along the way and take between about 5h 50min and 7h to arrive at Varenna.

 

Trains from Florence to Varenna: Services on Board

The Frecciarossa trains offer four service levels, including Executive class, Business class, Premium class and Standard class. Regardless of the service level, Frecciarossa passengers enjoy air-conditioned train cars, electrical outlets and courtesy lights at the seats, and restrooms in every car. The trains have a dining car that offers hot and cold beverages and a variety of meals, sandwiches and snacks. One car on every train offers wheelchair seating and fully accessible restrooms. Trenitalia’s regional trains offer one standard class level of service and basic accommodations on the trains such as comfortable seating and restrooms. All of Trenitalia’s trains provide generous luggage space, so there is no need for luggage fees or restrictions. If a passenger wants to bring a bike on the train, it should be folded or disassembled and properly stored in a bag in the areas of the train reserved for large luggage items. Passengers can bring pets aboard all of Trenitalia’s trains. Small pets that remain in a travel carrier no larger than 27.5 x 11.8 x 19.7 in (70 x 30 x 50 cm) travel for free. Larger dogs that remain leashed and wear a muzzle on the train can ride, but there is a special pet fare for these dogs. Guide dogs are welcome on board without any fees and without the usual pet restrictions. Passengers with disabilities can contact Trenitalia at least 48h before traveling if any services are needed for the trip.

 

How to find cheap train tickets from Florence to Varenna?

Passengers looking for cheap trains from Florence to Varenna can score a great deal if they qualify for one of the many travel discounts offered, including discounts for families, groups, seniors over 60, students, and young adults under 26. Tickets are free for children under 15 who are traveling with an adult. Other good strategies for finding savings are to book your ticket in advance and to be flexible with the dates and times you can travel. Travelers who book a ride on one of the regional trains may spend more time on the train, but the tickets will be less expensive than the tickets for the high-speed trains.

Travel Tips: Trains from Florence to Varenna

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Varenna easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Florence to Varenna.
FAQs
Train tickets from Florence to Varenna for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $20 (€20)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Florence to Varenna train to cost on average $26 (€25)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Florence and Varenna by train to be approximately 182 miles (293 km).
The train time between Florence and Varenna is on average 6 h 3 min  for the 182 miles (293 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Varenna from Florence by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Firenze Santa Maria Novella   to Varenna-esino.

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and need to travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Varenna most often arrive at Varenna-esino and need to travel around 0.4 miles (711 m) from this train station to the city center.

Take the Florence to Varenna train with Intercity, Frecciarossa, Regionale, Intercity Notte or ItaloTreno. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Florence to Varenna as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Florence for Varenna is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Florence to Varenna leaves at 5: 18 AM. The last train departing from Florence to Varenna leaves at 7: 05 PM. You can find the latest Florence to Varenna train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
If you purchase a train ticket from Florence to Varenna within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $26 (€25) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Florence to Varenna are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Florence
Varenna
The major railway station for departures from Florence is Firenze Santa Maria Novella. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Firenze Santa Maria Novella for your journey to Varenna from Florence.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 0552352595
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Tram lines: T1, T2
Bus lines: 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 23, 36, 37, C4
Train lines: FR, FA, Italo
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 15 - 20: 45
Public transit options for Firenze Campo di Marte
Bus lines: 12, 13, 33
Train lines: FA, IC, ICN, R

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