The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Venice to Florence will cost around $ 53 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 24.
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1 h 57 m
2 h 48 m
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Of the 48 train that leave Venice for Florence every day 32 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 205 km distance in an average of 2 h 48 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 57 m .
The slowest train will take 5 h 8 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 8 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$22|
|Trains depart from:||Venice|
|Trains arrive in:||Florence|
|Train Companies:||Intercity, Italo, Regionale Veloce|
Trains in Italy are an effective way to travel between cities, with numerous companies offering domestic and international train routes. Trains from Venice to Florence are operated by both Trenitalia and Italo, which offer over 30 journeys per day. Most Venice to Florence trains are direct. Occasional services may require a transfer in either Verona or Bologna. Rare journeys may require 2 transfers, usually in either Ferrara and Bologna, Bologna and Faenza, or Bologna and Prato. Trains take between 1:53h and 7:53h to arrive in Florence, depending on if the service chosen is on a high-speed train and if a transfer is required. The first train of the day departs Venice before 6 a.m. while the last leaves around 7.30 p.m.
Trains from Venice to Florence depart from either Venezia Santa Lucia or Venezia Mestre train station and arrive at either Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze Campo di Marte, or Firenze Rifredi train station. Santa Lucia is located on the Isle of Venice itself and can easily be accessed either by foot or by water bus or taxi. Venice Mestre is based on the mainland and can be reached by train from Santa Luca or water taxis but these would be more of an expense.
Trains from Venice to Florence mostly arrive at Florence’s Santa Maria Novella train station. Most of Florence's sights are a walking distance from Santa Maria Novella. However, there are plentiful buses and taxis that leave from outside the station, if you need to go further afield. Some trains from Venice arrive at Campo di Marte or Rifredi train stations but they are further out and will require getting a bus or regional train to reach the center of Florence.