How to travel from Milan to Florence

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from Milan to Florence

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

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To get from Milan to Florence on Dec 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:10PMMilan Centrale1h54 08:04PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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09:40AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano4h55 02:35PMFlorence
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08:48AMMilan Porta Garibaldi2h02 10:50AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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09:50AMMilan Rogoredo1h45 11:35AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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08:50AMMilan Rogoredo1h45 10:35AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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Travel Information between Milan and Florence

distanceDistance154 miles (249 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $57
fastestFastest modeTrain • $57 (€53) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Italo

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 154 miles (249 km) from Milan to Florence. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Italo among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Milan to Florence.

How to Travel from Milan to Florence

The journey from Milan to Florence is popular with travelers in Italy for both business and leisure. Buses and trains travel regularly from Milan to Florence every day of the week. Traveling by high-speed train is generally the fastest mode of transport for this route. Services are available from the early morning until late at night. Key departure points include Autostazione Milano, Milano Porta Garibaldi and Milano Rogoredo train stations, and Milano Linate and Milano Malpensa airports.

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

Milan to Florence Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€12

3:15 h

2 Months Ahead

trains

€31

1:39 h

2 Months Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Milan to Florence


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Milan to Florence. Buses traveling from Milan to Florence depart from either Milan's Autostazione Lampugnano or Rogoredo bus station and take at least 3:15 h to arrive at either Florence's Autostazione Busitalia-Sita Nord or Piazzale Montelungo bus station. Approximately 20 buses travel from Milan to Florence every day, with the first departing Milan at 7:30 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Milan to Florence include Flixbus, Baltour, and BusCenter.


Fastest way to travel from Milan to Florence


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Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Milan to Florence. Trains traveling from Milan to Florence depart from either Milan's Centrale or Porta Garibaldi train station and takes approximately 1:40 h to arrive at either Florence's Santa Maria Novella or Rifredi train station. Approximately 50 trains travel from Milan to Florence every day, with the first departing Milan at 5:35 a.m. Both Trenitalia and Italo travel frequently from Milan to Florence.


Most popular way to travel from Milan to Florence


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Milan to Florence. Taking a train is at least 1:35 h faster than traveling from Milan to Florence by bus while only costing €19 more on average. High-speed trains traveling from Milan to Florence tend to be more expensive making traveling by bus an attractive option for travelers looking to save money while traveling.


How to get from Milan to Florence

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Milan to Florence, 97,73% 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 Milan to Florence 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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Attractions in Florence

Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence attracts over 1.8 million international visitors every year. Besides the Renaissance art and architecture that suffuse the city, some of Florence's attractions include the Uffizi Gallery, the Palazzo Pitti, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Florence Cathedral with its famous dome, which dominates the Florentine skyline.

Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Florence

Travel Tips: Travel to Florence easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Milan to Florence.
FAQs

There are 4 ways to travel between Milan and Florence including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Milan and Florence is by taking a flight with an average price of $2 (€2).

This is compared to other travel options to Florence:

A flight is $21 (€19) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Milan to Florence costing on average $23 (€21).

A flight is $55 (€51) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Milan to Florence costing on average $57 (€53).

The fastest way from Milan to Florence is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Florence that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 50 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 154 miles (249 km) from Milan to Florence.

The average frequency per day from Milan to Florence is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 32 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Milan to Florence 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 Milan to Florence:

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

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

  • You can travel from Milan to Florence by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $23 (€21) with Flixbus from Milan to Florence.
  • You can travel from Milan to Florence by train with Italo. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $57 (€53) with Italo from Milan to Florence.

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

  • You'll find 31 direct trains a day to Florence with Italo, Frecciarossa, Intercity or Intercity Notte.

Direct services to Florence 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 trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Milan to Florence? Many Omio customers who go from Milan to Florence usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Venice or Pisa. If you're looking to explore Rome, Venice or Pisa from Florence, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $23 (€21) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket costs $2 (€2) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $57 (€53) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Milan to Florence 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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