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Train Information from Lugano to Florence

distanceDistance190 miles (307 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$55 (€45)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day

Trains from Lugano to Florence cover the 190 miles (307 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 55 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $48 (€39), but the average price of train tickets is $55 (€45). Travelers depart most frequently from Lugano, Stazione and arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

Trains from Lugano to Florence

You can find about 23 daily weekday trains from Lugano and Florence, creating a weekly frequency of about 115 rides. The timetable includes similar services on weekends and national holidays with around 16-22 rides per day to ensure convenient trips for business or leisure on any day. On average, the voyage from Lugano to Florence by train can take from approximately 3h 11min to 7h 14min, depending on the number of changes and train type. Florence is a historic town famous for its architecture and renaissance art, offering numerous attractions that you can view upon arrival. The Piazza della Repubblica is ideal for family trips and has outdoor eateries and luxury shops. You can opt to walk around Loggia dei Lanzi or the Santa Croce Church to honor famous Florence people such as Michelangelo and Galileo, buried in the Franciscan church.

Lugano to Florence Train Time: Daily Departures

The weekday course has about 23 rides per day with a frequency of around 115 services weekly, enabling you to get one to two trains every other hour. The first weekday voyages from Roccasecca include two trains beginning at about 3:53 a.m., while the final daily train sets off at approximately 8:14 p.m. This schedule incorporates some slight changes on Sundays and national holidays, where the initial journey starts at around 5:28 a.m., and the last service departs at about 7:48 p.m.

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

Although Lugano to Florence trains do not have non-stop services, you can manage your schedule using the luxurious Frecciargento and Frecciarossa trains, providing 11 rides per day. These Freccia services take anywhere between about 3h 11min and 4h 12min for efficient voyages. Generally, most regular trains from Lugano to Florence have a transfer at Roma Termini station, with durations ranging from approximately 5h 56min to 7h 14min.

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

Departure train station: All trains depart from the Roccasecca station when leaving Lugano, which you can access by bus from the city center. You can find some takeout restaurants with delivery services around the station, making it convenient to eat before your journey starts. The supermarket within walking distance ensures you can efficiently purchase necessities for your voyage.

Arrival train station: Your train can stop at multiple Florence stations, including Florence Santa Maria Novella, Florence Rinfredi, Firenze Castello, or Florence Campo di Marte. You can depart the Florence Rinfredi, Florence Campo di Marte, and Firenze Castello stations by bus or train to central Florence. If you stop at Florence Santa Maria Novella, you can reach the town’s center by shuttle. Florence Rinfredi includes multiple bus stations, supermarkets, restaurants, and a café in its neighborhood, providing a walking distance for added convenience. Florence Campo di Marte is close to hotels, takeout restaurants, a supermarket, and a pharmacy. You can get a cellphone shop, eateries, and an RFI office near Florence Santa Maria Novella, allowing you to shop or get special assistance before your trip. Firenze Castello has a gas station, takeout eateries, and bus stations nearby, enhancing different travelers’ requirements.

Which train companies travel from Lugano to Florence?

Trenitalia is the only provider for trains from Lugano to Florence. The famous Italian company makes it more comfortable for experienced and first-time travelers to identify their services. You can find their rides in any major station during your stay in Italy because Trenitalia frequently operates between numerous cities. This route features high-speed services from Frecciargento and Frecciarossa trains, moderate operation via Intercity rides, and slower voyages through the Regionale options.

Trenitalia trains from Lugano to Florence

The Trenitalia services along this route begin operations at about 3:53 a.m. and feature some cheap trains from Lugano to Florence throughout the day. You can get about 11 efficient rides from the express train models in the daily schedule, enhancing your convenience when tackling emergencies or tight itineraries. The standard train type offers most daily rides to Florence from Lugano, which combines with the various transfer durations to create a lengthy voyage on average. Trenitalia also provides selectable fare options, categorized into base, economy, and super-economy levels to meet different passengers’ needs.

Train Lugano to Florence: Services on Board

Most Trenitalia trains standard and express services, having second-class cars with armchair seating for durable comfort. The high-class express train type has leather seats that create a luxurious feel for relaxation throughout the ride. Some luxurious and high-speed models also allow you to connect the available free Wi-Fi network to most devices for non-stop communication with business partners or family. Many Trenitalia trains also have bistro services, enhancing your convenience when traveling without food. You can enjoy convenient luggage organization since the company does not set a baggage limit. As such, it is generally better to travel light for convenient maneuverability since the Italian provider also leaves luggage management in your care. The spacious compartments at the back, in the overhead section, and beneath your seat provide easy-to-access storage places. Trenitalia works with one of Italy’s managing services at all major stations to offer special assistance for disabled travelers. Contacting this service’s office well in advance ensures you can obtain better assistance and preparations on your trip date. Some trains also incorporate a few unique seating constructions, allowing you to adjust efficiently and accommodate wheelchairs for stress-free travel. The company also provides a pet-friendly policy that enables you to travel with small-sized pets in compact storage. You can bring your muzzled dog if you place a leash on the animal. Moreover, it would be best to keep a close watch on the dog because the train company restricts the pet from staying on passenger seats. If you have a bike, you can take it onboard after folding and placing it in a container that fits the available storing areas.

How to find cheap tickets from Lugano to Florence?

Trenitalia presents a flexible fare type that enables you to choose from super-economy, economy, and base options. The super-economy offers lower rates that lead you to purchase more affordable tickets. The base category includes various group offers and children provisions to suit your needs when traveling with colleagues, friends, or family. Besides, if you have an accommodating itinerary, you can be flexible with dates and book a cheaper ticket well in advance. You can also find an affordable trip by getting slower rides or connecting trains.


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Trains from Lugano to Florence
Travel by train to Florence 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 Lugano to Florence.
Is travel by train currently allowed from Lugano, Switzerland to Florence, Italy?

Travel between Lugano, Switzerland and Florence, Italy by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Lugano?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Florence, Italy?

All travelers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/27/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Florence from Lugano as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Switzerland from Florence, Italy?

Return travel from Italy to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Lugano from Florence?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Florence?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Lugano, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/23/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Lugano from Florence.

How much are cheap trains between Lugano and Florence?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Lugano to Florence to cost as little as $48 (€39)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Lugano to Florence?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Lugano to Florence train to cost on average $55 (€45)  one way.
How far is Lugano to Florence by train?
The train distance from Lugano to Florence is around 190 miles (307 km).
How long is a train between Lugano and Florence on average?
While the time it takes to travel 190 miles (307 km) between Lugano and Florence can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Lugano to Florence train journey time is on average 7 h 55 min.
What is the departure train station in Lugano and arrival train station in Florence?

Some of the Lugano train stations to Florence you can start your journey from include Lugano, Stazione, Lugano and Lugano FLP. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Florence include Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze Rifredi and Firenze Campo di Marte.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Lugano, Stazione   and arriving in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

Where is the Lugano train station located? Where is the Florence train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Lugano, Stazione, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Lugano. The most popular arrival train station in Florence, called Firenze Santa Maria Novella, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

How many train services per day are there from Lugano to Florence?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Lugano to Florence. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Lugano to Florence? What time is the last train from Lugano to Florence?
The earliest train for this route departs from Lugano at 7: 32 AM. The last train leaves from Lugano at 11: 32 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Lugano to Florence and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Lugano and Florence for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Lugano to Florence is on average $55 (€45) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Florence from Lugano available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lugano, Stazione is the most popular Lugano railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Lugano for your trip to Florence.