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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Florence by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Florence  •  6h 27m

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

100€ - 359€

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Bus via Prague  •  22h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Florence, Parcheggio Villa Costanza RegioJet

43€ - 145€

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Fly to Bologna, train  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Bologna (BLQ) BER - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

44€ - 173€

Fly to Pisa, bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Pisa (PSA) BER - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Train  •  13h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova Ecb
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

167€ - 299€

Bus  •  23h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Szczecin, Szczecin station 1385 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Szczecin to Florence

60€ - 87€

Train, night train  •  19h 6m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Firenze S.M.N. Nj

228€ - 306€

Drive  •  10h 51m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Florence 1229.4 km

150€ - 220€

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Florence is to bus via Prague which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 22h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Florence is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 6h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Florence. However, there are services departing from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz and arriving at Florence via Szczecin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Florence. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Firenze Santa Maria Novella via Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf and Verona Porta Nuova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 40m.

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The distance between Berlin and Florence is 985 km. The road distance is 1229.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Florence without a car is to train which takes 13h 40m and costs 160€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 6h 27m to get from Berlin to Florence, including transfers.

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Berlin to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz station.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Florence is to fly which takes 6h 27m and costs 100€ - 360€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 300€ and takes 13h 40m, you could also bus via Prague, which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 22h 27m.

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  • Distance: 985.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 27m

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

Swiss, Air France and 12 other airlines fly from Berlin Hbf to Florence hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Florence via Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, and Verona Porta Nuova in around 13h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 1300€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 1100€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 1200€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 1200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 110€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 140€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 200€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Pisa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 420€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Train operators
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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
16€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
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 Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Florence, Parcheggio Villa Costanza
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
RegioJet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Szczecin, Szczecin station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Berlin to Prague, Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG
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
50€ - 75€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Berlin to Florence bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Florence station.

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Berlin to Florence train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Firenze Santa Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Florence is 1229 km. It takes approximately 10h 51m to drive from Berlin to Florence.

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Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and five other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 7700+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs 3€ - 50€.

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