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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence by plane, train, taxi, bus or car

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Fly Barcelona to Florence

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Florence (FLR)

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Fly Barcelona to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

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Taxi to Girona, fly to Pisa, train

  1. Take the taxi from Barcelona to Girona Airport
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Pisa (PSA)
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Bus via Florence

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Florence

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence

Barcelona Sants Station to Florence by train

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12h 54m Average Duration
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Florence is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence is to bus via Florence which costs €50 - €70 and takes 16h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence is to fly which costs €60 - €210 and takes 4h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Florence. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 41h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Lyon Part Dieu and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 54m.

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The distance between Barcelona Sants Station and Florence is 791 km. The road distance is 1085.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence without a car is to train which takes 12h 54m and costs €110 - €230.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence, including transfers.

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Barcelona Sants Station to Florence bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona/Sants station.

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Barcelona Sants Station to Florence train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence is to fly which takes 4h 45m and costs €60 - €210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €110 - €230 and takes 12h 54m, you could also bus via Florence, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 16h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence.
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  • Distance: 791.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Barcelona Sants Station, Catalonia, Spain and Florence, Italy?

Vueling Airlines and Swiss fly from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence via Lyon Part Dieu and Milano Centrale in around 12h 54m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Flights from Girona to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €190
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
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 Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
For more information, please visit this page
Renfe SNCF
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Florence
Ave. Duration
41h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€150 - €210
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
taxi
Taxi from Barcelona to Girona Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
taxisaeropuertogirona.com

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

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Barcelona Sants Station to Florence bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Florence station.

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Barcelona Sants Station to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona Sants Station to Florence is 1086 km. It takes approximately 10h 38m to drive from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence.

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Swiss and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Barcelona Sants Station to Florence bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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