How to travel from Venice to Florence

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from Venice to Florence

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

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

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Travel Information to Florence from Venice

distanceDistance126 miles (204 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $30
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 3 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $30 (€27) • 2 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Intercity Notte

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 126 miles (204 km) to Florence from Venice. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). 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 Venice to Florence.

How to Travel from Venice to Florence

The journey from Venice to Florence is popular with travelers in Italy for both business and leisure. Buses and trains travel regularly from Venice to Florence every day of the week. High-speed trains are generally the fastest mode of transport for this route. Services are available from the early morning until late at night. Key departure points include Venice's Tronchetto people mover, S. Lucia train station, and Marco Polo airport.

Trains from Venice to Florence | Buses from Venice to Florence | Flights from Venice to Florence

Venice to Florence Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€13

3:50 h

2 Months Ahead

trains

€24

1:53 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€114

5:39 h

1 Week Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Venice to Florence


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Venice to Florence. Most buses traveling from Venice to Florence depart from Venice's Tronchetto bus station and take at least 3:50 h to arrive at Florence's Piazzale Montelungo. At least 7 buses travel from Venice to Florence every day, with the earliest departing at 9:00 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Venice to Florence include Flixbus, Baltour, and BusCenter. Ridesharing services like BlaBlaCar also frequently travel from Venice to Florence.


Fastest way to travel from Venice to Florence


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Since there are no direct flights, the fastest way to travel from Venice to Florence is by taking a high-speed train. Trains traveling from Venice to Florence depart from either Venice's Santa Lucia or Mestre train station and take approximately 2 hours to arrive at either Florence's Santa Maria Novella, Rifredi, or Campo di Marte train stations. Both Trenitalia and Italo offer frequent trains from Venice to Florence, with the first train departing at 5:37 a.m. Approximately 30 trains travel from Venice to Florence per day.


Most popular way to travel from Venice to Florence


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Venice to Florence. Taking the train is at least 2 hours faster than taking the bus, while also only costing an additional €11 on average. Trains traveling from Venice to Florence are also usually more convenient for travelers since approximately 30 trains depart throughout the day.


How to get from Venice to Florence

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Venice to Florence, 97,00% 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 Venice 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 Venice 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 Venice to Florence.
FAQs

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Venice and Florence. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Florence is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $9 (€8) compared to other travel options to Florence:

A bus is $2 (€2) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Venice to Florence costing on average $11 (€10).

A bus is generally $21 (€19) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $30 (€27) from Venice to Florence.

The fastest way to get to Florence from Venice is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 13 min.

Other travel options to Florence can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 20 min   on average.

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

The distance from Venice to Florence is approximately 126 miles (204 km).

The average frequency per day from Venice to Florence is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • Around 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Venice and 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 Venice to Florence:

  • Buses mostly leave from Venice, Port San Basilio and tend to arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Flights mostly depart from Venice Marco Polo Airport and arrive in Florence Peretola Airport.
  • Trains from Venice to Florence most often leave from Venezia Mestre and arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

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

  • You can take a bus from Venice to Florence with Itabus. Cheap tickets can be found for $9 (€8) with Itabus from Venice to Florence.
  • You can travel to Florence from Venice by train with Intercity Notte. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $30 (€27) with Intercity Notte from Venice to Florence.

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

  • You'll find 2 direct buses a day to Florence with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Itabus.
  • You can find 17 direct trains per day to take to Florence with Italo, Frecciarossa or Intercity.

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.

Omio customers who travel from Venice to Florence often also extend their vacation to go to Rome, Milan or Pisa. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Florence and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Venice 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 for this journey is costing $9 (€8) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $11 (€10) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $30 (€27) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Venice 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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