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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Florence by plane, train, car 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 to Florence  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Florence (FLR) FRA - FLR

$97 - $359

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Bus  •  16 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Florence, Florence N77

$63 - $101

5 alternative options

Fly to Bologna, train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$100 - $381

Train  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$126 - $302

Train via Basel SBB  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$168 - $322

Car train, train  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the car train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Verona Porta Nuova Uex 1385
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station Bs-Na / ...

$92 - $170

Drive  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Florence 610.9 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Florence is to bus which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 16 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Florence is to fly which costs 80€ - 320€ and takes 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Florence. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 34 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Florence is 731 km. The road distance is 977.5 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Florence without a car is to train which takes 9 h 34 min and costs 110€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Florence, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Florence train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Florence is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs 80€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 270€ and takes 9 h 34 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 16 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Florence.
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  • Distance: 456.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Florence, Italy?

Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Swiss fly from Frankfurt am Main to Florence every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Florence via Milano Centrale in around 9 h 34 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
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
$15 - $23
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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Florence is 977 km. It takes approximately 9 h 21 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Florence.

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Swiss, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Florence train tickets online with Loco2, Rome2rio and two other operators.

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There are 5442+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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