You can get from Florence to Milan by train, bus or flight.
To get from Florence to Milan on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||154 miles (249 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$24 - $27|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $24 (€19) • 3 h 55 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $27 (€22) • 3 h 54 min|
|Popular travel companies||Trenitalia or Intercity|
Travel 154 miles (249 km) by bus or train from Florence to Milan. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Trenitalia or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Florence to Milan.
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Anyone wishing to travel in Italy from Florence to Milan will discover that trains are the fastest method of transport to travel between the two cities. Direct trains run regularly throughout the day from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station in the center of Florence to Milan Rogoredo Station, taking about 1.5 hours in journey time. Another option is to travel by bus using one of the companies that travel between the two cities, as the bus journey only takes about 3 to 3.5 hours in duration.
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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Florence to Milan. Buses traveling from Florence to Milan depart from either Florence's Autostazione Busitalia-Sita Nord or Piazzale Montelungo bus station and take at least 3:15 h to arrive at either Milan's Autostazione Lampugnano or Rogoredo bus station. Over 20 buses travel from Florence to Milan every day, with the first departing Florence at 2:10 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Milan to Florence include Flixbus, Baltour, and BusCenter. Ridesharing services like BlaBlaCar also frequently travel from Florence to Milan.
Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Florence to Milan. Trains traveling from Florence to Milan depart from either either Florence's Santa Maria Novella, Rifredi, or Campo di Marte train station and take approximately 1:40 h to arrive at Milan's Centrale or Porta Garibaldi train station. Approximately 50 trains travel from Florence to Milan every day, with the first departing Florence at 6:53 a.m. There is also a much slower night train that travels from Florence to Milan, departing Florence at 1:47 a.m. and arriving at Milan at 7:12 a.m. Both Trenitalia and Italo travel frequently from Florence to Milan.
Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Florence to Milan. Taking a train is at least 1:20 h faster than traveling from Florence to Milan by bus while only costing €16 more on average. High-speed trains traveling from Florence to Milan tend to be more expensive making taking the bus an attractive option for travelers looking to save money while traveling. Florence and Milan are located too close together to make flying an efficient way to travel.
You can travel from Florence to Milan 2 different ways: bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Florence to Milan is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€19) compared to other travel options to Milan:
A bus is $3 (€3) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Florence to Milan costing on average $27 (€22).
The fastest way from Florence to Milan is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 54 min.
There are alternative travel options to Milan that can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 55 min on average.
You should expect to travel around 154 miles (249 km) between Florence and Milan.
The average frequency per day from Florence to Milan is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Milan from Florence as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Florence to Milan:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Florence to Milan with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Milan tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.
Before traveling from Florence to Milan, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Florence to Milan tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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