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There are 10 ways to get from Dresden to Florence by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Dresden to Florence

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Florence (FLR)

Cheapest option

Fly Dresden to Pisa, train

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Pisa (PSA)
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

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Fly Dresden to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Train to Leipzig, fly to Florence

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Florence (FLR)

Bus to Prague, fly to Florence

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Florence (FLR)

Train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Fulda Bahnhof
  2. Take the train from Fulda Bahnhof to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano
  4. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Florence

Bus via Venice

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Venice Mestre Train Station
  3. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Florence

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
  3. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Firenze S.M.N.

Drive

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Florence

Dresden to Florence by train

55 Weekly Trains
15h 35m Average Duration
€265 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Florence is to bus via Venice which costs €50 - €75 and takes 20h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Florence is to fly which costs €100 - €270 and takes 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dresden to Florence. However, there are services departing from Dresden Bayrische Strasse and arriving at Florence via Prague Florenc Central Bus Station and Venice Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Florence. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Fulda Bahnhof, Basel SBB, Lugano and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 35m.

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The distance between Dresden and Florence is 830 km. The road distance is 1112 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Florence without a car is to train which takes 15h 35m and costs €260 - €480.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Dresden to Florence, including transfers.

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Dresden to Florence bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Dresden Bayrische Strasse station.

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Dresden to Florence train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dresden Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Florence is to fly which takes 5h 55m and costs €100 - €270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €260 - €480 and takes 15h 35m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €180 and takes 17h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Florence.
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  • Distance: 829.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Florence, Italy?

Swiss, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti fly from Dresden Hbf to Florence every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Florence via Fulda Bahnhof, Basel SBB, Lugano, and Milano Centrale in around 15h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Flights from Dresden to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €950
Flights from Dresden to Florence via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €1200
Flights from Dresden to Florence via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €1100
Flights from Dresden to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €750
Flights from Dresden to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Dresden to Bologna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €750
Flights from Dresden to Bologna via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €850
Flights from Leipzig to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Flights from Leipzig to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €900
Flights from Leipzig to Florence via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €1200
Flights from Leipzig to Florence via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €950
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €1100
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €1500
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €1300
Flights from Prague to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €900
Flights from Prague to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €600
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Prague to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Prague to Florence via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Prague to Florence via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Prague to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €850
Flights from Prague to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€45 - €300
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Florence via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €750
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Prague to Florence via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €460
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Prague to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €750
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 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
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
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
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
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
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 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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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Fulda Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Fulda Bahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Hof Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Florence
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice Mestre to Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Union Ivkoni
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Radina VIP
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Venice Mestre Train Station
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
RegioJet
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
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There is no direct flight from Dresden Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Florence is 1112 km. It takes approximately 9h 52m to drive from Dresden to Florence.

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Swiss, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Dresden Airport to Florence Airport.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Dresden Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs €3 - €5.

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