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

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Fly to Florence  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Florence (FLR) SUF - FLR

170€ - 412€

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Bus via Santa Eufemia Lamezia  •  13h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Torre di Ruggiero to Lamezia Terme 262
  2. Take the bus from Lamezia Terme - Stazione Fs to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 Baltour

35€ - 53€

6 alternative options

Fly to Pisa, bus  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Pisa (PSA) SUF - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Fly to Bologna, train  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Bologna (BLQ) SUF - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

145€ - 451€

Train  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Vibo Valentia-Pizzo to Paola Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Paola to Firenze S.M.N. Fa / ...

132€ - 285€

Bus, train  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Torre di Ruggiero to Lamezia Terme 262
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme C. to Firenze S.M.N. Fa / ...

60€ - 168€

Bus  •  13h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Torre di Ruggiero to Lamezia Terme 262
  2. Take the bus from Lamezia Terme to Florence - Villa Costanza Reggio Calabria

53€ - 66€

Drive  •  8h 45m

  1. Drive from Cardinale to Florence 888.2 km

110€ - 180€

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The cheapest way to get from Cardinale to Florence is to bus via Santa Eufemia Lamezia which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 13h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardinale to Florence is to fly and train which costs 140€ - 460€ and takes 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardinale to Florence. However, there are services departing from Torre di Ruggiero and arriving at Florence, Florence via Lamezia Terme and Florence, Florence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 9m.

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The distance between Cardinale and Florence is 715 km. The road distance is 888.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cardinale to Florence without a car is to train which takes 7h 39m and costs 130€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Cardinale to Florence, including transfers.

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Cardinale to Florence bus services, operated by Ferrovie Della Calabria, depart from Torre di Ruggiero station.

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The best way to get from Cardinale to Florence is to fly which takes 4h 33m and costs 170€ - 420€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 290€ and takes 7h 39m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 13h 9m.

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There is no direct flight from Lamezia Terme Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Cardinale to Florence bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, arrive at Florence - Villa Costanza station.

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Map of how to get from Cardinale to Florence.
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  • Distance: 714.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 33m

What companies run services between Cardinale, Calabria, Italy and Florence, Italy?

Alitalia, Edelweiss Air and nine other airlines fly from Cardinale to Florence every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardinale to Florence via Vibo Valentia-Pizzo and Paola in around 7h 39m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Florence via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Florence via Turin, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 170€
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 130€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 320€
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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Vibo Valentia-Pizzo to Paola
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
10€ - 14€
Base Standard
24€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Paola to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
50€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 160€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
55€ - 75€
Base Standard
90€ - 130€
Base Premium
110€ - 160€
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 Vibo Valentia-Pizzo to Paola
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 13€
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 Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
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 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Vibo Valentia-Pizzo to Paola
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
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
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Lamezia Terme - Stazione Fs to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Baltour

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardinale to Florence is 888 km. It takes approximately 8h 45m to drive from Cardinale to Florence.

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Edelweiss Air, Swiss, Blue Air and Alitalia offer flights from Lamezia Terme Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5683+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Cardinale to Lamezia Terme Airport is to taxi which takes 53 min and costs 90€ - 110€.

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