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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 Jan 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40AMMilan Centrale1h55 10:35AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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$521One-way
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06:05AMMilan4h20 10:25AMFlorence
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07:40AMMilan Centrale1h55 09:35AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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09:40AMMilan Centrale1h55 11:35AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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10:40AMMilan Centrale1h55 12:35PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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Jan 30
$30Regionale
$16Itabus
Mon
Jan 31
$26Intercity
$12Itabus
Tue
Feb 1
$24Intercity
$7Itabus
Wed
Feb 2
$24Intercity
$7Itabus
Thu
Feb 3
$18Intercity
$7Itabus
Fri
Feb 4
$26Intercity
$7Itabus
Sat
Feb 5
$18Intercity Notte
$7Itabus
Sun
Feb 6
$26Intercity
$7Itabus
Mon
Feb 7
$24Intercity
$7Itabus
Tue
Feb 8
$15Intercity
$7Itabus
Wed
Feb 9
$15Intercity
$13Flixbus
Thu
Feb 10
$18Intercity
$7Itabus
Fri
Feb 11
$24Intercity
$7Itabus
Sat
Feb 12
$15Intercity
$6Itabus
Sun
Feb 13
$24Intercity
$12Itabus
Mon
Feb 14
$18Intercity
$7Itabus
Tue
Feb 15
$15Intercity
$7Itabus
Wed
Feb 16
$15Intercity
$7Itabus
Thu
Feb 17
$15Intercity
$7Itabus
Fri
Feb 18
$24Intercity
$7Itabus

Travel Information from Milan to Florence

distanceDistance154 miles (249 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Intercity Notte

Take a bus or train to travel 154 miles (249 km) to Florence from Milan. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Itabus or Intercity Notte among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Milan to Florence.

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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.

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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.

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FAQs

How do I go from Milan to Florence?

There are 2 travel options from Milan to Florence: bus or train.

How do I get from Milan to Florence the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel from Milan to Florence is by taking a bus with an average price of $6 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Florence:

Taking a bus is about $6 (€5) less than taking a train, which costs on average $12 (€10) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Milan to Florence?

The fastest way to get to Florence from Milan is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Florence can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 30 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Milan and Florence?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Milan to Florence is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Milan to Florence as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Milan, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Most travelers take a train from Milano Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Milan to Florence?

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

  • Itabus can get you to Florence by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Itabus from Milan to Florence for $6 (€5) on Omio.
  • Intercity Notte can take you to Florence by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Intercity Notte from Milan to Florence for $12 (€10).

Can I travel directly to Florence from Milan?

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

  • You can find around 17 direct trains per day and travel with Italo, Frecciarossa or Intercity.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Milan to Florence?

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.

How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Milan and Florence online to get the best deals?

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 is costing on average $6 (€5) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $12 (€10) one way on average.

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.