There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Florence by plane, train, bus, car or car train

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  •  4h 21m

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

79€ - 350€

Cheapest option

Fly Charleroi to Pisa, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Pisa (PSA) CRL - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

42€ - 179€

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Fly Brussels to Pisa, train  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Pisa (PSA) BRU - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

42€ - 230€

Fly Brussels to Bologna, train  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bologna (BLQ) BRU - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

78€ - 299€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Florence  •  5h 47m

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

85€ - 360€

Train  •  12h 3m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-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.M.N. Fr

221€ - 408€

Train via Strasbourg  •  13h 2m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Bruxelles-M./Brussel-Z. to Gare de Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale Ec
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

168€ - 357€

Bus  •  20h 25m

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

67€ - 80€

Drive, car train  •  18h 2m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Köln Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Florence

110€ - 206€

Bus via Brescia  •  27h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Brescia 890
  2. Take the bus from Brescia - Autostazione Via Solferino -22 - 23 to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 Baltour

60€ - 85€

Drive  •  11h 50m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Florence 1192.7 km

160€ - 240€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Florence is to bus via Brescia which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 27h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Florence is to fly which costs 75€ - 350€ and takes 4h 21m.

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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 20h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Florence. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 3m.

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The distance between Brussels and Florence is 942 km. The road distance is 1192.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Florence without a car is to train which takes 12h 3m and costs 220€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Brussels to Florence, including transfers.

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Brussels to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Florence is to fly which takes 4h 21m and costs 75€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 410€ and takes 12h 3m, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 85€ and takes 20h 25m.

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  • Distance: 941.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

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

Brussels Airlines, Swiss and five other airlines fly from Brussels to Florence every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Florence via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 12h 3m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 330€
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Flights from Brussels to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390€ - 850€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1100€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Charleroi to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 250€
Flights from Charleroi to Pisa via Girona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
26€ - 250€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Flights from Brussels to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 500€
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Flights from Brussels to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 550€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280€ - 1100€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 800€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 480€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Train operators
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 Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Italo Treno
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
23€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 80€
Base Premium
70€ - 100€
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€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Bruxelles-M./Brussel-Z. to Gare de Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
100€ - 120€
1st Class
150€ - 190€
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 26€
1st Class
35€ - 37€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
12€ - 15€
Base 2nd Class
30€ - 40€
Base 1st Class
44€ - 49€
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Köln Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
13h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
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).

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
16h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Brescia - Autostazione Via Solferino -22 - 23 to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Baltour

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Florence is 1193 km. It takes approximately 11h 50m to drive from Brussels to Florence.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM, Alitalia and four other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Florence bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 4657+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 7€ - 18€.

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