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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 Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:50AMMilano, San Donato4h15 11:05AMFlorence
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$291One-way
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05:50PMMilano, San Donato5h05 10:55PMFirenze, Piazzale Montelungo
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$241One-way
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09:35AMMilan4h25 02:00PMFlorence
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$291One-way
01:15PMMilano, San Donato4h50 06:05PMFlorence
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$291One-way
08:40AMMilan Centrale1h55 10:35AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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$771One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$37Regionale
$22Flixbus
Mon
Sep 20
$32Regionale
$19Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$27Intercity
$21Itabus
Wed
Sep 22
$32Regionale
$21Itabus
Thu
Sep 23
$32Regionale
$15Itabus
Fri
Sep 24
$32Regionale
$17Itabus
Sat
Sep 25
$27Intercity
$17Itabus
Sun
Sep 26
$32Regionale
$15Itabus
Mon
Sep 27
$25Intercity Notte
$6Itabus
Tue
Sep 28
$25Intercity Notte
$6Itabus
Wed
Sep 29
$25Intercity Notte
$10Itabus
Thu
Sep 30
$25Intercity
$8Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$32Regionale
$10Itabus
Sat
Oct 2
$25Intercity
$10Itabus
Sun
Oct 3
$27Intercity
$15Itabus
Mon
Oct 4
$16Intercity
$6Itabus
Tue
Oct 5
$16Intercity
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Wed
Oct 6
$16Intercity
$6Itabus
Thu
Oct 7
$41Italo
$6Itabus
Fri
Oct 8
$24Intercity
$15Itabus
Sat
Oct 9
$14Intercity Notte
$6Itabus

Travel Information between Milan and Florence

distanceDistance154 miles (249 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $34
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€18) • 3 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $34 (€28) • 3 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

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 27 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Trenitalia 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 reach Florence from Milan?

There are 2 ways to travel to Florence from Milan including taking a bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel to Florence from Milan is by taking a bus with an average price of $22 (€18).

This is compared to other travel options to Florence:

A bus is $12 (€10) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Milan to Florence costing on average $34 (€28).

What is the fastest way from Milan to Florence?

The quickest way to travel between Milan and Florence is by train, which takes on average 3 h 27 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 55 min.

How far is it from Milan to Florence?

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

How many services a day are there between Milan and Florence?

The average frequency per day from Milan to Florence is:

  • 17 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Milan? Where do I arrive in Florence?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Milan, Stazione Centrale and tend to arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Trains mostly leave from Milano Centrale and tend to arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
Which travel companies can take me 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:

  • Flixbus can get you to Florence by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Milan to Florence for $22 (€18) on Omio.
  • Trenitalia can get you to Florence by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Trenitalia from Milan to Florence for $34 (€28) on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Milan and Florence?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with Italo, Frecciarossa, Intercity or Intercity Notte with 17 direct trains per day.

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 from Milan to Florence.

Where should I go next after I travel between Milan and Florence?
Many of our customers traveling from Milan to Florence don't make Florence their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Florence are Rome, Venice or Pisa, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Florence to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Milan to Florence one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $22 (€18) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $34 (€28) one way on average for this journey.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Florence
Milano - Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1<br>Bus lines 68
Milano Centrale
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1, M2, M3, M5
Milano Porta Garibaldi
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