There are 10 ways to get from Brussels to Florence by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Brussels to Florence  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Florence (FLR) BRU - FLR

$100 - $398

Cheapest option

Fly Charleroi to Pisa, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Pisa (PSA) CRL - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$47 - $194

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Fly Brussels to Bologna, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bologna (BLQ) BRU - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$102 - $334

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Florence  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Florence (FLR) AMS - FLR

$123 - $356

Fly Charleroi to Bologna, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Bologna (BLQ) CRL - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$61 - $363

Train  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$280 - $359

Train via Strasbourg  •  16 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Luxembourg Ic
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville Ter
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ec
  6. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$208 - $335

Bus FlixBus  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Genoa, Genoa N506
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence N546

$81 - $134

Bus Eurolines FR  •  21 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Firenze

$135 - $246

Drive  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Florence 744.1 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Florence is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 170€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Florence is to fly which costs 85€ - 350€ and takes 4 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Florence. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Florence, Florence via Genoa, Genoa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Florence. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 5 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Florence is 942 km. The road distance is 1190.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Florence without a car is to train which takes 12 h 5 min and costs 240€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Brussels to Florence, including transfers.

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Brussels to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Florence train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Florence is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs 85€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 310€ and takes 12 h 5 min, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 19 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Brussels to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence, Florence station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Florence.
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  • Distance: 588.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Florence, Italy?

Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Brussels to Florence every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Florence via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 12 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $280
Flights from Charleroi to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels-North to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Firenze
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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