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There are 9 ways to get from Dresden to Florence by plane, train, bus, night bus, night train or car

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Fly Dresden to Florence

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station

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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 Prague, fly to Florence

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Florence (FLR)

Fly Dresden to Pisa, bus

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Pisa (PSA)
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  5. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Firenze S.M.N.

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Trieste
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Florence

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf 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

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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Florence is to bus and night bus which costs €60 - €75 and takes 21h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Florence is to fly which costs €120 - €440 and takes 6h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dresden to Florence. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Florence via Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Florence. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Erfurt Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf and Verona Porta Nuova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 58m.

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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 13h 58m and costs €120 - €340.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Dresden to Florence, including transfers.

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Dresden to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dresden Hauptbahnhof station.

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

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The best way to get from Dresden to Florence is to fly which takes 6h 36m and costs €120 - €440. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €120 - €340 and takes 13h 58m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €170 and takes 19h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Florence.
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  • Distance: 829.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

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

Swiss, KLM and three other airlines fly from Dresden Hbf to Florence every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Florence via Erfurt Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, and Verona Porta Nuova in around 13h 58m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €440
Flights from Dresden to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €440
Flights from Dresden to Florence via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€260 - €440
Flights from Dresden to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from Dresden to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €410
Flights from Dresden to Bologna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Dresden to Bologna via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €410
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €440
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€260 - €440
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Prague to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €150
Flights from Dresden to Pisa via Frankfurt, Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Prague to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €470
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Verona - Piazza Nuova to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€16 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
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 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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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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
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €45
Website
Railjet
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 Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
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 3 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
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
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Trieste
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Trieste to Florence
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €27
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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
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 Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Union Ivkoni
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €90
Website
Comati PSG
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Radina VIP
Citylines
Phone
+359 2 812 0810
Email
support@citylines.bg
Website
citylines.eu
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Citylines

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There is no direct flight from Dresden Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 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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KLM, 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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