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from Florence to Milan

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

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To get from Florence to Milan on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:35PMFlorence4h15 12:50AMMilano, San Donato
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$241One-way
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08:35PMFlorence4h15 12:50AMMilano, San Donato
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$241One-way
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05:10PMFlorence4h25 09:35PMMilan
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$291One-way
06:25PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella1h55 08:20PMMilan Centrale
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$771One-way
08:25AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella1h55 10:20AMMilan Centrale
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$771One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$37Regionale
$29Flixbus
Mon
Sep 20
$32Regionale
$21Itabus
Tue
Sep 21
$32Regionale
$21Itabus
Wed
Sep 22
$32Regionale
$21Itabus
Thu
Sep 23
$27Intercity
$15Itabus
Fri
Sep 24
$32Regionale
$17Itabus
Sat
Sep 25
$32Regionale
$17Itabus
Sun
Sep 26
$32Regionale
$15Itabus
Mon
Sep 27
$27Intercity
$17Itabus
Tue
Sep 28
$25Intercity
$6Itabus
Wed
Sep 29
$25Intercity
$6Itabus
Thu
Sep 30
$25Intercity
$8Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$27Intercity
$6Itabus
Sat
Oct 2
$27Intercity
$6Itabus
Sun
Oct 3
$27Intercity
$6Itabus
Mon
Oct 4
$16Intercity
$6Itabus
Tue
Oct 5
$41Italo
$6Itabus
Wed
Oct 6
$16Intercity
$8Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$12Intercity
$10Itabus
Fri
Oct 8
$25Intercity
$8Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$16Intercity Notte
$6Itabus

Travel Information from Florence to Milan

distanceDistance154 miles (249 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€19) • 3 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€22) • 3 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTrenitalia 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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How to Travel from Florence to Milan

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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Florence to Milan Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€13

3:00 h

2 Months Ahead

trains

€29

1:40 h

2 Weeks Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Florence to Milan?

Cheapest way to travel from Florence to Milan


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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.


Fastest way to travel from Florence to Milan


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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.


Most popular way to travel from Florence to Milan


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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.


How to get from Florence to Milan

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Florence to Milan, 97,34% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Florence to Milan and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Florence to Milan?

You can travel from Florence to Milan 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Florence to Milan?

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).

What is the fastest way from Florence to Milan?

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.

How far is Milan from Florence?

You should expect to travel around 154 miles (249 km) between Florence and Milan.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Florence to Milan?

The average frequency per day from Florence to Milan is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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.

When traveling between Florence and Milan, where do I depart from Florence and where do I arrive in Milan?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Florence to Milan:

  • Buses mostly leave from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and tend to arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Trains most often depart from Florence at Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Milan at Milano Centrale.
Which travel operators can get me to Milan from Florence?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Florence to Milan:

  • You can travel by bus from Florence to Milan with Trenitalia, and you can find Trenitalia Florence to Milan tickets for $24 (€19) on Omio.
  • You can travel to Milan from Florence by train with Intercity. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $27 (€22) with Intercity from Florence to Milan.
Can I find a direct route from Florence to Milan?

Yes, there are direct routes from Florence to Milan with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to take to Milan with Frecciarossa, Intercity or Intercity Notte.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel between Florence and Milan?
Omio customers who travel from Florence to Milan often also extend their vacation to go to Rome, Paris or Naples. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Milan and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Florence to Milan online to get the best deals?

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:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $24 (€19) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $27 (€22) one way on average.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Florence
Milan
Firenze (Autostazione Sita - Via S. Caterina Da Siena)
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Firenze - Montelungo
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Firenze S.M.N.
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