How to get from Milan to Florence

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from Milan to Florence

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

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To get from Milan to Florence on 24 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:40Milan Centrale1h55 20:35Florence Santa Maria Novella
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17:30Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano3h50 21:20Florence
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19:40Milan Centrale1h55 21:35Florence Santa Maria Novella
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09:40Milan Centrale1h55 11:35Florence Santa Maria Novella
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Travel Information to Florence from Milan

distanceDistance154 miles (249 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £13
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £13 • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Intercity

Take a coach or train to travel 154 miles (249 km) from Milan to Florence. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Itabus or Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Milan to Florence.

General Information about the journey from Milan to Florence

It’s easily possible to travel to Florence from Milan via bus, train or plane, any day of the week. It is generally faster to travel by direct train. Flights between Florence and Milan are indirect and usually entail at least one layover – often in Rome. For those on a tight budget, bus companies may be an attractive option.

Buses from Milan to Florence

Bus companies that operate services to Florence from Milan include Eurolines, and LIROSI. The main departure point is Autostazione Lazzi bus stop, and the arrival point is Vlabij de Metro stop. Bus services to Florence from Milan are generally available from early morning until late at night, every day of the week. Several services operate during the day at infrequent intervals. A direct journey takes approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes.

Trains from Milan to Florence

Train services operate every day of the week to Florence from Milan. Services start running at approximately 5:30 a.m, and are available throughout the day until about 8:15 p.m. There can be up to 4 train departures during the course of an hour. Companies that operate services to Florence from Milan include Trenitalia and Italo. Direct travel by train can take from 1 hour and 30 minutes. The departure point is usually Milano Centrale station, and the arrival point is Firenze S.M.Novella station.

Flights from Milan to Florence

Flights to Florence from Milan are operated by a number of airlines, including Alitalia, Lufthansa, Austrian, KLM and British Airways. Connecting flights take around 3 hours to reach Florence. Flights services commence at about 6:40 a.m, and operate until approximately 10 p.m each day. There are usually at least 3 flights during each hour. The main departure point is Milana Malpensa Airport, and the arrival point is Florence Airport.

Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Florence

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 Milan to Florence.

You can travel to Florence from Milan 2 different ways: coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Milan to Florence. Tickets for a coach cost on average £5.

This is compared to other travel options to Florence:

A coach is £8 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Milan to Florence costing on average £13.

The fastest way from Milan to Florence is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 45 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 30 min   on average.

Florence is approximately 154 miles (249 km) away from Milan.

The average frequency per day from Milan to Florence is:

  • 17 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches from Milan to Florence most often leave from Milan, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Trains from Milan to Florence most often leave from Milano Centrale and arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

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

  • You can go to Florence from Milan by coach with Itabus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £5 with Itabus from Milan to Florence on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Milan to Florence with Intercity, and you can find Intercity Milan to Florence tickets for £13 on Omio.
Your journey from Milan to Florence doesn't have to end in Florence. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Venice or Pisa. If you’d like to add Rome, Venice or Pisa to your Milan to Florence trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Florence today!

Before travelling from Milan to Florence, 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 for this trip is on average £5 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £13 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Milan 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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