How to travel from Florence to London

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from Florence to London

You can get from Florence to London by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Florence to London on Sep 30 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30PMFlorence Peretola Airport12h30 08:00AMLondon Heathrow Airport
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08:30PMFlorence Peretola Airport12h30 08:00AMLondon Heathrow Airport
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06:35AMFlorence Peretola Airport10h30 04:05PMLondon Heathrow Airport
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08:30PMFlorence Peretola Airport16h10 11:40AMLondon City Airport
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How to travel from Florence to London?

The journey from Florence to the UK's capital, London, is an easy one to make and can be done with most airlines offering a short two-flight route, taking less around 5 hours including stopover time. Thanks to the popularity of the route, there are a number of airlines connecting through different stopover cities, so you can choose a flight and time that is best suited for you. This flexibility is perfect for those looking to travel from Florence to London at specific times of the day.  Stopovers at airports can range from 30 minutes to up to 4 hours but stopover times are included in the overall journey duration. 

What is the cheapest way to get from Florence to London?

The cheapest way to travel from Florence to London is by plane. Some airlines are cheaper than others. Budget-conscious travellers will find that cheaper flights are often booked quicker, can be at less convenient times of the day and have longer stopover times - but this isn't always the case! Well-known no-frills airlines such as Air France and Eurowings both serve the Florence to London route. Air France flights include a short stopover in Paris, whilst Eurowings flights have a longer changeover in Stuttgart. All flights depart Florence Pertrola Airport and most come into London Heathrow.  Air France offers flights three times a day, whilst Eurowings only have one daily departure. 

What is the fastest way to travel from Florence to London?

The fastest flight from Florence to London is with Swiss Airlines departing Florence Peterola Airport at 2:00 p.m. and coming into London Heathrow Airport at 4:40 p.m. time. This includes a short stopover for less than an hour at Zurich Airport. The entire journey takes only 3 hours and 40 minutes however it is advised that, even with only hand luggage, you allow at least 90 minutes to check-in. The second fastest flight available is with Lufthansa and departs Florence Peterola Airport at around 1:30 p.m. and comes into London City Airport at just before 4:30 p.m. This is inclusive of a 50-minute flight changeover in Frankfurt Airport. Travelling by plane is the fastest and only way to get from Florence to London, even when stopovers and check-in times are included. Most flights from Florence to London take between 4-6 hours including changeovers. There is no faster way to travel from Florence to London than by plane. 

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Travel from Florence to London by plane

Travelling by plane is the only option available when making the journey from Florence to London. All flights depart from Florence Peterola Airport, and thanks to the diverse amount of airlines serving this route, it is possible to leave at almost any time of the day. The earliest flight available is at 6:05 a.m. time, with the latest being at 8:25 p.m. Prices range dramatically depending on the airline and time of day, but there are prices to suit every budget. The arrival airport is usually London Heathrow which has exceptionally easy access to the city center. Due to the sheer size of Heathrow Airport and it's huge amount of flight traffic, travellers should plan to spend some time getting from the plane to their chosen method of connecting to the city. Flight operators include Lufthansa, Air France, Swiss Air, Eurowings and Austrian Air. When flying with Lufthansa or Swiss Air, please check the arrival airport as some flights arrive at London City Airport instead of London Heathrow. Local connections from both London City Airport and London Heathrow are very strong. There are a number of coaches, trains and taxis that can bring you to your further destination. London Heathrow is also served by the London Underground which is the fastest and most convenient way to take you into the city center. Both airports have arrival lounges complete with toilets, duty-free shops and tourist information. It is also possible to purchase tickets for local transportation or coaches from both airports upon arrival.

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Travel between Florence, Italy and London, United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Italy enter United Kingdom?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to London from Florence?

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in London, United Kingdom?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 9/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to London from Florence.

Return travel to Florence, Italy from United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from United Kingdom?

Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Italy from United Kingdom?

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Italy?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Italy to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Florence, Italy was last verified on 9/26/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Florence from London.

You should expect to travel around 749 miles (1208 km) between Florence and London.

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