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There are 11 ways to get from Cheltenham to Florence by train, plane, car, car train, bus, night train, night bus, bus and ferry or car ferry

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Train to Birmingham, fly to Florence  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Florence (FLR) BHX - FLR

$141 - $328

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Train, train to London City, fly to Florence  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Florence (FLR) LCY - FLR

$182 - $514

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Florence  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  4. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Florence (FLR) LGW - FLR

$175 - $560

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Bologna  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bologna (BLQ) LHR - BLQ
  4. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$199 - $527

Train, train to London Stansted, fly to Pisa  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Pisa (PSA) STN - PSA
  4. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$150 - $438

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  18h 23m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  6. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Florence

$494 - $587

Bus, train  •  22h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$225 - $294

Bus, night train, train  •  27h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale En
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$147 - $239

Bus, night bus, Thello  •  30h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the night bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale 221
  4. Take the night bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17

$152 - $209

Bus, bus and ferry  •  31h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
  4. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Firenze

$163 - $306

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 7m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Florence

$264 - $392

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Florence is to bus and night bus and Thello which costs £110 - £170 and takes 30h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Florence is to train and fly which costs £100 - £260 and takes 7h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Florence. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Firenze via London Victoria, Lille and Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 57m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Florence is 837 miles.

The best way to get from Cheltenham to Florence without a car is to bus and train which takes 22h 39m and costs £170 - £230.

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It takes approximately 7h 12m to get from Cheltenham to Florence, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Florence bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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There is no direct flight from Birmingham Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Cheltenham to Florence bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Firenze station.

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Florence is 1h ahead of Cheltenham. It is currently 5:39 PM in Cheltenham and 6:39 PM in Florence.

Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Florence.
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  • Distance: 837.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 12m

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Florence, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Cheltenham to Florence. However, you can take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the train to Birmingham International, take the walk to Birmingham airport, fly to Florence, take the walk to Aeroporto 1, then take the bus to Florence. Alternatively, you can take the train to Bristol Parkway, take the train to London Paddington, take the walk to Lancaster Gate station, take the subway to Bank station, take the walk to Bank DLR Station, take the train to London City Airport DLR Station, take the walk to London City airport, fly to Florence, take the walk to Aeroporto 1, then take the bus to Florence.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from London Gatwick to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Florence via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Train from Bristol Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Night bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
Baltour
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Firenze
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $190
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ferry operators

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