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There are 7 ways to get from Cardinale to Florence by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Florence

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

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Torre di Ruggiero to Lamezia Terme
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

Fly to Bologna, train

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

Fly to Pisa, train

  1. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Pisa (PSA)
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Train

  1. Take the train from Vibo Valentia-Pizzo to Firenze S.M.N.

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vibo Valentia to Firenze

Drive

  1. Drive from Cardinale to Florence

Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Florence (FLR) flights

The flight time between Lamezia Terme (SUF) and Florence (FLR) is around 5h 44m and covers a distance of around 688 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 42m. Services are operated by Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Edelweiss Air and others. Typically 40 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

40 Weekly Planes
5h 44m Average Duration
€30 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Cardinale to Florence is to bus which costs €45 - €65 and takes 13h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardinale to Florence is to fly and train which costs €120 - €300 and takes 3h 25m.

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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 Firenze via San Nicola da Crissa and Vibo Valentia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 11m.

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It is 715 km from Cardinale to Florence. It is approximately 883.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Cardinale to Florence without a car is to train which takes 6h 45m and costs €110 - €250.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Cardinale to Florence, including transfers.

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Cardinale to Florence bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, depart from Vibo Valentia station.

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The best way to get from Cardinale to Florence is to fly which takes 4h 43m and costs €130 - €650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €110 - €250 and takes 6h 45m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 13h 11m.

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

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Cardinale to Florence bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, arrive at Firenze station.

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Map of how to get from Cardinale to Florence.
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  • Distance: 714.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

Alitalia, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines fly from Cardinale to Florence every 4 hours. Alternatively, Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Vibo Valentia-Pizzo to Firenze S.M.N. twice daily. Tickets cost €55 - €160 and the journey takes 5h 57m. ItaloTreno also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €270
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €550
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
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 Vibo Valentia-Pizzo to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €160
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€55 - €80
Base Standard
€95 - €130
Base Premium
€110 - €160
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
36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Pizzo to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€40 - €60
Smart Low Cost
€40 - €60
Smart Flex
€85 - €120
Train from Lamezia Terme to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€40 - €60
Smart Low Cost
€40 - €60
Smart Flex
€80 - €120
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
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
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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Yes, the driving distance between Cardinale to Florence is 884 km. It takes approximately 8h 42m to drive from Cardinale to Florence.

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Edelweiss Air, Swiss, Ryanair and five other airlines offer flights from Lamezia Terme Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 2212+ 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 52 min and costs €90 - €110.

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