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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Florence by plane, train, bus, night bus, night train or car

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Fly to Florence  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Florence (FLR) BER - FLR

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Bus  •  25h 27m

  1. Take the bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Szczecin, Dworcowa 057 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Szczecin to Florence

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Fly to Bologna, train  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Bologna (BLQ) BER - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Fly to Pisa, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Pisa (PSA) BER - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Fly to Venice, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Venice (VCE) BER - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.

Train  •  14h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB 12 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

Bus, night bus  •  20h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Trento N95
  2. Take the night bus from Trento to Florence N530

Train, night train  •  15h 53m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to München Hbf 28 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Firenze S.M.N. Nj

Drive  •  10h 51m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Florence 1229.1 km

Berlin Central Station to Florence by train

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14h 40m Average Duration
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Florence is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Florence is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Florence is 1.5 metres.

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No, returning to Germany from Italy is currently allowed.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Florence is to bus and night bus which costs €60 - €85 and takes 20h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Florence is to fly and train which costs €65 - €300 and takes 5h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Central Station to Florence. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Basel SBB, Lugano and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 40m.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Florence is 985 km. The road distance is 1229.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Florence without a car is to train which takes 14h 40m and costs €270 - €480.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Berlin Central Station to Florence, including transfers.

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Berlin Central Station to Florence train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Florence is to fly which takes 6h 25m and costs €90 - €400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €270 - €480 and takes 14h 40m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €110 and takes 25h 27m.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Florence.
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  • Distance: 985 km
  • Duration: 6h 25m

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Florence, Italy?

Brussels Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Berlin Central Station to Florence hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Central Station to Florence via Basel SBB, Lugano, and Milano Centrale in around 14h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €800
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €950
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €1100
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Florence via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €850
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Venice via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Pisa via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Florence via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €430
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bologna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Venice via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Venice via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Florence via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €850
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Florence via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€200 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€210 - €1300
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Florence via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €800
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 Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€20 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Mestre to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€20 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€15 - €22
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 32m
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
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.
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€150 - €210
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Trento
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Trento to Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Szczecin, Dworcowa
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €16
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.
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Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Szczecin to Florence
Ave. Duration
20h 42m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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