How to get from Florence to London

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from Florence to London

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

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To get from Florence to London on 03 Jul we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Florence and London

distanceDistance749 miles (1208 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £133 • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Vueling

Travel 749 miles (1208 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to London from Florence. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Vueling among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Florence to London.

How to travel from Florence to London?

The journey from Florence to the UK's capital, London, is an easy one to make and can be done with most airlines offering a short two-flight route, taking less around 5 hours including stopover time. Thanks to the popularity of the route, there are a number of airlines connecting through different stopover cities, so you can choose a flight and time that is best suited for you. This flexibility is perfect for those looking to travel from Florence to London at specific times of the day.  Stopovers at airports can range from 30 minutes to up to 4 hours but stopover times are included in the overall journey duration. 

What is the cheapest way to get from Florence to London?

The cheapest way to travel from Florence to London is by plane. Some airlines are cheaper than others. Budget-conscious travellers will find that cheaper flights are often booked quicker, can be at less convenient times of the day and have longer stopover times - but this isn't always the case! Well-known no-frills airlines such as Air France and Eurowings both serve the Florence to London route. Air France flights include a short stopover in Paris, whilst Eurowings flights have a longer changeover in Stuttgart. All flights depart Florence Pertrola Airport and most come into London Heathrow.  Air France offers flights three times a day, whilst Eurowings only have one daily departure. 

What is the fastest way to travel from Florence to London?

The fastest flight from Florence to London is with Swiss Airlines departing Florence Peterola Airport at 2:00 p.m. and coming into London Heathrow Airport at 4:40 p.m. time. This includes a short stopover for less than an hour at Zurich Airport. The entire journey takes only 3 hours and 40 minutes however it is advised that, even with only hand luggage, you allow at least 90 minutes to check-in. The second fastest flight available is with Lufthansa and departs Florence Peterola Airport at around 1:30 p.m. and comes into London City Airport at just before 4:30 p.m. This is inclusive of a 50-minute flight changeover in Frankfurt Airport. Travelling by plane is the fastest and only way to get from Florence to London, even when stopovers and check-in times are included. Most flights from Florence to London take between 4-6 hours including changeovers. There is no faster way to travel from Florence to London than by plane. 

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Travel from Florence to London by plane

Travelling by plane is the only option available when making the journey from Florence to London. All flights depart from Florence Peterola Airport, and thanks to the diverse amount of airlines serving this route, it is possible to leave at almost any time of the day. The earliest flight available is at 6:05 a.m. time, with the latest being at 8:25 p.m. Prices range dramatically depending on the airline and time of day, but there are prices to suit every budget. The arrival airport is usually London Heathrow which has exceptionally easy access to the city centre. Due to the sheer size of Heathrow Airport and it's huge amount of flight traffic, travellers should plan to spend some time getting from the plane to their chosen method of connecting to the city. Flight operators include Lufthansa, Air France, Swiss Air, Eurowings and Austrian Air. When flying with Lufthansa or Swiss Air, please check the arrival airport as some flights arrive at London City Airport instead of London Heathrow. Local connections from both London City Airport and London Heathrow are very strong. There are a number of coaches, trains and taxis that can bring you to your further destination. London Heathrow is also served by the London Underground which is the fastest and most convenient way to take you into the city centre. Both airports have arrival lounges complete with toilets, duty-free shops and tourist information. It is also possible to purchase tickets for local transportation or coaches from both airports upon arrival.

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FAQs

International travel from Florence, Italy to London, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Italy?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to London if travelling from Florence?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 01/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Florence and London.

The restriction level for your return to Florence, Italy from United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Florence from London restricted?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Florence from London?

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Florence, Italy?

You should observe these safety measures in Italy as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 01/07/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Florence from London closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to get from Florence to London: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Florence to London. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A ferry journey is usually £110 less than a journey to London by coach, which costs on average £110 for the same trip.

A ferry journey is usually £133 less than a journey to London by plane, which costs on average £133 for the same trip.

A ferry is about £12 less than a train, which costs on average £12 for this journey.

The fastest way from Florence to London is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 10 min.

Other travel options between Florence and London can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 27 h 45 min.

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In comparison, taking a train requires on average 19 h 40 min   of travel time.

The distance from Florence to London is approximately 749 miles (1208 km).

The average frequency per day from Florence to London is:

  • 2 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Florence to London:

  • Most travellers board their plane from Florence Peretola Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Florence to London depart from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to London Victoria.

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

  • You can travel by coach between Florence and London with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Florence to London tickets for £110 on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane from Florence to London with Vueling, and you can find Vueling Florence to London tickets for £133 on Omio.
Many of our customers travelling from Florence to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your Florence and London trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £110 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £133 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is on average £1 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £12 one way.

But we recommend booking Florence to London 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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