How to travel from Florence to Venice

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from Florence to Venice

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

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To get from Florence to Venice on Mar 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Florence and Venice

distanceDistance204 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range€2 - €23
fastestFastest modeTrain • €23 • 4 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 204 km to Venice from Florence. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Itabus among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Florence to Venice.

General Information about the journey from Florence to Venice

Florence is 260 km away from the Northern Italian city of Venice. Anyone wishing to travel between these picturesque cities has a choice of two modes of transport, train or bus. Of these, the train is the quickest option, with travel times of around 2 hours and over 40 departures daily. By contrast, the bus takes twice as long and there are only two services a day. Both bus and train services can be found at Florence's Santa Maria Novello station, a short distance from the city's key tourist attractions.

Buses from Florence to Venice

Flixbus operate two daily bus services from Florence to Venice. These depart from the Piazzale Montelungo bus stop (located on Viale Filippo Strozzi and part of Florence's Santa Maria Novello train station) at 5:25 a.m. and 5:25 p.m., concluding at Venice's Tronchetto bus terminal. The journey takes around 4 hours.

Trains from Florence to Venice

Travellers can catch numerous direct trains from Florence to Venice from the Santa Maria Novella railway station (often shortened to Firenze SMN in Italian). There are two rail operators, Trenitalia and Italo. Trenitalia runs 3 trains every hour from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., while Italo offer 5 services spread across the day from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Travel times are around 2 hours for both operators, but Italo trains terminate at the Santa Lucia train station in the heart of Venice's city centre, while the arrival point for Trenitalia is Mestre Station on the mainland part of the city.

Travel Tips: Travel from Florence to Venice

Travel Tips: Travel to Venice 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 Florence to Venice.

There are 3 ways to travel between Florence and Venice including taking a coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Florence to Venice is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around €2 compared to other travel options to Venice:

A flight is €18 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Florence to Venice costing on average €20.

A flight is about €21 less than a train, which costs on average €23 for this route.

The fastest way from Florence to Venice is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 10 min.

Other travel options from Florence to Venice can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Venice by coach can take on average 4 h 25 min.

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You should expect to travel around 204 km from Florence to Venice.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Venice is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • Around 33 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Florence to Venice:

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

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

  • Itabus can get you to Venice by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Itabus from Florence to Venice for €20 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Florence to Venice with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with BlaBlaCar or Itabus with 1 direct coach per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Italo, Frecciarossa, Intercity or Intercity Notte with 21 direct trains per day.

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

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

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is €20 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average €2 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is €23 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Florence to Venice 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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