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

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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Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$41 - $71

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Firenze

$23 - $28

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Night bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the night bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence N520 / ...

$24 - $49

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Como to Florence 220.4 miles

$50 - $80

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Florence (FLR) MXP - FLR

$123 - $335

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Florence (FLR) LIN - FLR

$128 - $419

Fly from Lugano  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Florence (FLR) LUG - FLR

$116 - $503

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Como to Florence is to bus which costs 20€ - 24€ and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Florence is to train which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Como and Florence is 283 km. The road distance is 352.6 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Como to Florence, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Como and arriving at Firenze. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Como to Florence. However, there are services departing from Como S. Giovanni and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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What companies run services between Como, Italy and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Como to Florence via Milano Centrale in around 2 h 58 min. Alternatively, Lirosi Linee operates a bus from Como to Florence 3 times a week. Tickets cost $23 - $28 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $310
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Lugano to Florence via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Trapani, Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Pantelleria, Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Lugano to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Lugano to Florence via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,200
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Lugano to Florence via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$5 - $16
First
$8 - $20
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 Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$5 - $16
First
$8 - $20
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 Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Como to Firenze
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TTI Slr
Phone
+39081969167
Email
servizioclienti@leonettiroma.it
Website
leonettiroma.it
Night bus from Milan, Lampugnano station to Florence, Piazzale Montelungo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
leonettiroma.it
Book at
ttisrl.it

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