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Train Information from Florence to Varenna

distanceDistance182 miles (293 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$35 (€28)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesFrecciarossa

Trains from Florence to Varenna cover the 182 miles (293 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 52 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $33 (€27), but the average price of train tickets is $35 (€28). Travelers depart most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Varenna-esino.

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Travel with Frecciarossa from Florence to Varenna

Frecciarossa trains will get you between Florence and Varenna from $33 (€27). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.


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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 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.
How much does a cheap train to Varenna from Florence cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Varenna from Florence for as low as $33 (€27)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Florence to Varenna?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Florence to Varenna train to cost on average $35 (€28)  one way.
How far is Florence to Varenna by train?
The distance to Varenna from Florence by train is approximately 182 miles (293 km).
What is the Florence to Varenna train travel time?
On average the Florence to Varenna train time is 6 h 52 min  covering the 182 miles (293 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Florence to Varenna, which train station in Florence do I depart from and which train station in Varenna do I arrive in?

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

Where is the train station in Florence to go to Varenna? Where is the train station in Varenna located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Varenna-esino and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Varenna.

What train providers go from Florence to Varenna?
For the best Florence to Varenna train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Frecciarossa. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Florence to Varenna to compare what amenities they may offer.
What time is the earliest train from Florence to Varenna? What time is the last train from Florence to Varenna?
You can take the earliest train from Florence to Varenna at 1: 33 PM   or take the last train from Florence to Varenna leaving at 1: 33 PM. Look for the latest Florence to Varenna train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How early should I book train tickets to Varenna from Florence to score the best deals?
If you purchase the Florence to Varenna train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $35 (€28). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Florence and Varenna. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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