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

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Travel Information between Venice and Florence

distanceDistance204 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€8 - €27
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €8 • 3 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €27 • 2 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Intercity Notte

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €8. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Itabus or Intercity Notte among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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. Coaches 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.

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

Cheapest way to travel from Venice to Florence

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Venice to Florence. Most coaches 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 coaches 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

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

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 £9 on average. Trains traveling from Venice to Florence are also usually more convenient for travelers since approximately 30 trains depart throughout the day.

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 to travel from Venice to Florence including taking a coach, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Venice to Florence is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €8 compared to other travel options to Florence:

A coach journey is usually €2 less than a journey to Florence by plane, which costs on average €10 for the same trip.

A coach is about €19 less than a train, which costs on average €27 for this route.

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

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 20 min.

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Florence is approximately 204 km away from Venice.

The average frequency per day from Venice to Florence is:

  • Around 2 coaches per day.
  • 17 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Venice, Port San Basilio and arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Flights most often depart from Venice at Venice Marco Polo Airport and arrive in Florence at Florence Peretola Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Venezia Mestre and tend to 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 coach from Venice to Florence with Itabus. Cheap tickets can be found for €8 with Itabus from Venice to Florence.
  • You can take a train from Venice to Florence with Intercity Notte. Cheap tickets can be found for €27 with Intercity Notte from Venice to Florence.

Yes, there are direct services available between Venice and Florence with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 2 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Itabus.
  • You can take a direct train with Italo, Frecciarossa or Intercity 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 change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Florence from Venice.

Many of our customers travelling from Venice to Florence don't make Florence their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Rome, Milan or Pisa, either of which you could add to your Venice and Florence trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Florence to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling 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:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average €8 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is €10 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is €27 one way on average for this route.

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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