How to get from Zurich to Florence

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from Zurich to Florence

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

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To get from Zurich to Florence on 11 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:33Zürich HB7h56 18:29Florence Santa Maria Novella
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15:20Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai10h10 01:30Florence
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13:33Zürich HB7h49 21:22Florence Santa Maria Novella
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11:33Zürich HB6h30 18:03Florence Santa Maria Novella
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09:33Zürich HB6h19 15:52Florence Santa Maria Novella
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Travel Information from Zurich to Florence

distanceDistance280 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£63 - £216
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £63 • 10 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £216 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMarino Autolinee, tab or Trenitalia

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 280 miles to Florence from Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £63. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Marino Autolinee, tab or Trenitalia among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Zurich to Florence.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich 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 Zurich to Florence.

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Florence, Italy is: Fully open.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Florence, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022; 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 to Florence from Zurich.

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Italy is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Italy?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Italy?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 03/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Florence.

There are 4 ways to travel between Zurich and Florence including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Zurich to Florence. Tickets for a coach cost on average £63.

This is compared to other travel options to Florence:

A coach is £153 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Florence costing on average £216.

A coach is about £26 less than a train, which costs on average £89 for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Florence from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Florence by coach can take on average 10 h 10 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 5 h 31 min.

The Zurich to Florence distance is approximately 280 miles.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Florence is:

  • 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Zurich and Florence 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 Zurich to Florence:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) to Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Zurich Airport and arrive in Florence Peretola Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Zurich to Florence depart from Zürich HB to Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

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

  • You can go to Florence from Zurich by coach with Marino Autolinee. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £63 with Marino Autolinee from Zurich to Florence on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Zurich to Florence with tab. Cheap tickets can be found for £216 with tab from Zurich to Florence.
  • You can travel between Zurich and Florence by train with Trenitalia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £89 with Trenitalia from Zurich to Florence.

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

  • You can take a direct flight with Swiss or tab.
  • You can travel directly by train with.

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 between Zurich and Florence.

Omio customers who travel from Zurich to Florence often also extend their holiday to go to Rome, Milan or Venice. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Florence and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Zurich to Florence, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £63 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £216 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £89 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Zurich and Florence online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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