How to get from Florence to Milan

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from Florence to Milan

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

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To get from Florence to Milan on 15 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:50Florence4h25 19:15Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
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14:50Florence4h25 19:15Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
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17:41Florence Santa Maria Novella2h05 19:46Milan Rogoredo
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08:26Florence Santa Maria Novella2h19 10:45Milan Centrale
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17:50Florence4h25 22:15Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
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Travel Information to Milan from Florence

distanceDistance154 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£2 - £31
fastestFastest modeTrain • £19 • 1 h 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Intercity

Travel 154 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Milan from Florence. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Florence to Milan.

How to Travel from Florence to Milan

Anyone wishing to travel in Italy from Florence to Milan will discover that trains are the fastest method of transport to travel between the two cities. Direct trains run regularly throughout the day from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station in the center of Florence to Milan Rogoredo Station, taking about 1.5 hours in journey time. Another option is to travel by bus using one of the companies that travel between the two cities, as the bus journey only takes about 3 to 3.5 hours in duration.

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

Cheapest way to travel from Florence to Milan

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Florence to Milan. Coaches traveling from Florence to Milan depart from either Florence's Autostazione Busitalia-Sita Nord or Piazzale Montelungo bus station and take at least 3:15 h to arrive at either Milan's Autostazione Lampugnano or Rogoredo bus station. Over 20 coaches travel from Florence to Milan every day, with the first departing Florence at 2:10 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Milan to Florence include Flixbus, Baltour, and BusCenter. Ridesharing services like BlaBlaCar also frequently travel from Florence to Milan.

Fastest way to travel from Florence to Milan

Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Florence to Milan. Trains traveling from Florence to Milan depart from either either Florence's Santa Maria Novella, Rifredi, or Campo di Marte train station and take approximately 1:40 h to arrive at Milan's Centrale or Porta Garibaldi train station. Approximately 50 trains travel from Florence to Milan every day, with the first departing Florence at 6:53 a.m. There is also a much slower night train that travels from Florence to Milan, departing Florence at 1:47 a.m. and arriving at Milan at 7:12 a.m. Both Trenitalia and Italo travel frequently from Florence to Milan.

Most popular way to travel from Florence to Milan

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Florence to Milan. Taking a train is at least 1:20 h faster than traveling from Florence to Milan by bus while only costing €16 more on average. High-speed trains traveling from Florence to Milan tend to be more expensive making taking the bus an attractive option for travelers looking to save money while traveling. Florence and Milan are located too close together to make flying an efficient way to travel.

Travel Tips: Travel from Florence to Milan

Travel to Milan 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 Milan.
FAQs

You can travel between Florence and Milan 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Florence to Milan, which costs on average £2.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Milan:

A flight is generally £30 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £31 from Florence to Milan.

A flight journey is usually £17 less than a journey to Milan by train, which costs on average £19 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Milan from Florence is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 43 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Florence and Milan is around 154 miles.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Milan is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • Around 28 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Florence and Milan 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 Milan:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Florence to Milan depart from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 to Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Florence Peretola Airport and arrive in Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Milano Centrale.

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

  • You can take a coach from Florence to Milan with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £31 with Flixbus from Florence to Milan.
  • You can take a train from Florence to Milan with Intercity. Cheap tickets can be found for £19 with Intercity from Florence to Milan.

Yes, there are direct routes from Florence to Milan with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Milan with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Itabus.
  • You can find 26 direct trains per day to take to Milan with Italo, Frecciarossa, Intercity or Intercity Notte.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Milan tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Your journey from Florence to Milan doesn't have to end in Milan. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Naples. If you’d like to add Rome, Paris or Naples to your Florence to Milan trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Milan today!

Before travelling from Florence to Milan, 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 is £31 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average £2 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £19 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Florence to Milan 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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