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17 Oct
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18 Oct
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19 Oct
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20 Oct
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21 Oct
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22 Oct
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23 Oct
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24 Oct
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25 Oct
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26 Oct
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27 Oct
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28 Oct
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29 Oct
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30 Oct
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31 Oct
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1 Nov
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2 Nov
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Travel Information to Florence from Zurich

distanceDistance280 miles (452 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£66 - £322
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £66 • 5 h 31 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £322 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSas Airways, Marino Autolinee or Trenitalia

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 280 miles (452 km) from Zurich to Florence. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £66. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Sas Airways, Marino Autolinee or Trenitalia among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Zurich to Florence.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Florence, Italy from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Can I enter Italy if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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 15/10/2021; 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.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Zurich, Switzerland from Florence, Italy?

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Italy is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Florence, Italy?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Switzerland 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 15/10/2021. 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 Zurich from Florence here.

What are my Zurich to Florence travel options?

There are 3 travel options from Zurich to Florence: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Zurich to Florence?

The cheapest way from Zurich to Florence is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £66 compared to other travel options to Florence:

A train is generally £257 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £322 from Zurich to Florence.

A train journey is usually £12 less than a journey to Florence by coach, which costs on average £78 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Zurich to Florence?

The fastest way to get to Florence from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Florence by coach can take on average 9 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 31 min   of travel time.

How far is Florence from Zurich?

The Zurich to Florence distance is approximately 280 miles (452 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Zurich to Florence?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Florence is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

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

When going from Zurich to Florence, where do I depart from Zurich and where do I arrive in Florence?

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

  • Most travellers board their plane from Zurich Airport and arrive in Florence Peretola Airport.
  • Most travellers take a coach from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai to Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Zurich to Florence depart from Zürich HB to Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Zurich to Florence?

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

  • You can travel from Zurich to Florence by flight with Sas Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £322 with Sas Airways from Zurich to Florence.
  • You can travel to Florence from Zurich by coach with Marino Autolinee. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £78 with Marino Autolinee from Zurich to Florence.
  • You can go to Florence from Zurich by train with Trenitalia. You'll see cheap train tickets for £66 with Trenitalia from Zurich to Florence on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Zurich to Florence?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Florence often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Rome, Milan or Venice. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Florence itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Florence and any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket between Zurich and Florence online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £322 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost £78 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £66 one way.

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