How to travel from Florence to Milan

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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 Dec 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:00PMFlorence3h55 08:55PMMilano, San Donato
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06:55PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella1h55 08:50PMMilan Centrale
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06:25PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella1h43 08:08PMMilan Rogoredo
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07:25PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella1h55 09:20PMMilan Centrale
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Travel Information from Florence to Milan

distanceDistance154 miles (249 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $44
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€10) • 1 h 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Intercity

Travel 154 miles (249 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Florence and Milan. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Itabus or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Florence to Milan.

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.

Trains from Florence to Milan | Buses from Florence to Milan | Return trips from Milan to Florence

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

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Milan from Florence. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Milan from Florence is by taking a flight, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Milan:

Taking a flight is about $42 (€38) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $44 (€40) for this journey.

A flight is generally $9 (€8) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $11 (€10) from Florence to Milan.

The quickest way to travel to Milan from Florence is by train, which takes on average 1 h 43 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

Milan is approximately 154 miles (249 km) away from Florence.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Milan is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 31 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Florence and Milan as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Flights from Florence to Milan most often leave from Florence Peretola Airport and arrive in Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Milano Centrale.

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 Itabus, and you can find Itabus Florence to Milan tickets for $44 (€40) on Omio.
  • You can go to Milan from Florence by train with Intercity. You'll see cheap train tickets for $11 (€10) with Intercity from Florence to Milan on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by train with Italo, Frecciarossa, Intercity or Intercity Notte with 31 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Milan as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets 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.

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $44 (€40) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $2 (€2) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $11 (€10) one way for this trip.

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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