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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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Is cross-border travel to London, United Kingdom from Florence, Italy currently allowed?

International travel from Florence, Italy to London, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Italy?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to London if traveling from Florence?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 11/29/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Florence and London.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Florence, Italy from London, United Kingdom due to COVID-19?

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

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

Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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 11/29/21. 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.

How do I get from Florence to London?

You can get from Florence to London by flight.

What is the fastest way from Florence to London?

Traveling by flight is also the quickest way from Florence to London. It takes on average 2 h 10 min   to travel this journey.

How far is London from Florence?

The distance is approximately 749 miles (1208 km) from Florence to London.

What are the departure and arrival points in Florence and in London?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Florence to London:

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Florence to London depart from Florence Peretola Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Florence to London?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Florence to London, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Vueling can take you to London by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling from Florence to London for $42 (€35).
Where should I go next after I travel to London from Florence?
Many of our customers traveling from Florence to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after London are Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Florence to London one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Florence to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket costs $42 (€35) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Florence to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.