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Travel Information from Florence to London

distanceDistance749 miles (1208 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £72 • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling

Travel 749 miles (1208 km) by flight to London from Florence. Vueling is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct from Florence to London.

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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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Florence to London

Travel to London 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 London.

Is international travel between Florence, Italy and London, United Kingdom allowed?

Travel from Florence, Italy to London, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into London from Florence restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to London, United Kingdom from Florence?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 21/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Florence and London closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Florence, Italy from London, United Kingdom?

The current restriction level for returning to Florence, Italy from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Florence, Italy from London, United Kingdom?

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

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

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Florence, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Italy 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 21/01/2022. 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 Florence from London here.

What are my travel options from Florence to London?

Travelling from Florence to London includes taking a flight.

What is the fastest way from Florence to London?

Travelling by flight is also the quickest way from Florence to London. It takes on average 2 h 10 min   to travel this journey.

How far is it from Florence to London?

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

Where do I depart from Florence? Where do I arrive in London?

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

  • Flights most often depart from Florence at Florence Peretola Airport and arrive in London at London Heathrow Airport.

Which travel operators can get me from Florence to London?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Florence and London:

  • You can take a flight from Florence to London with Vueling. Cheap tickets can be found for £72 with Vueling from Florence to London.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Florence to London?

Looking to extend your trip from Florence to London? Many Omio customers who go from Florence to London usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I buy tickets from Florence to London online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Florence to London, 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 plane ticket for this route is £72 one way on average.

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.