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Travel Information from Zurich to Florence

distanceDistance280 miles (452 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$89 - $438
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $89 (€74) • 5 h 31 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $438 (€363) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSas Airways, Marino Autolinee or Trenitalia

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 280 miles (452 km) to Florence from Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $89 (€74). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Sas Airways, Marino Autolinee or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Florence.

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Zürich to Florence, 100,00% 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 Zürich 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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FAQs
Is international travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Florence, Italy allowed?

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Florence, Italy is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Florence if traveling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Florence, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/27/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Florence from Zurich.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Florence, Italy?

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Italy is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Florence, Italy?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zurich from Florence?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/28/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Zurich from Florence here.

How do I travel from Zurich to Florence?

You can travel to Florence from Zurich 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Zurich to Florence?

The cheapest way to go to Florence from Zurich is by taking a train, which costs on average $89 (€74).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Florence:

A train is $349 (€289) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Florence costing on average $438 (€363).

A train is generally $17 (€14) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $106 (€88) from Zurich to Florence.

What is the fastest way from Zurich to Florence?

The fastest way from Zurich to Florence is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 31 min   on average.

How far is Florence from Zurich?

You should expect to travel around 280 miles (452 km) between Zurich and Florence.

How many services a day are there from Zurich to Florence?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Florence is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Zurich and in Florence?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Zurich Airport and tend to arrive in Florence Peretola Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and tend to arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Trains most often depart from Zurich at Zürich HB and arrive in Florence at Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
Which travel companies can take me from Zurich to Florence?

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

  • You can travel between Zurich and Florence by flight with Sas Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $438 (€363) with Sas Airways from Zurich to Florence.
  • You can go to Florence from Zurich by bus with Marino Autolinee. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $106 (€88) with Marino Autolinee from Zurich to Florence on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Zurich to Florence with Trenitalia, and you can find Trenitalia Zurich to Florence tickets for $89 (€74) on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Zurich to Florence?
Omio customers who travel from Zurich to Florence often also extend their vacation to go to Rome, Milan or Venice. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Florence and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy tickets to Florence from Zurich online for the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $438 (€363) one way for this route.
  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $106 (€88) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $89 (€74) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Florence tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.