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

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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Fly to Florence  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Florence (FLR) EDI - FLR

$106 - $249

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Fly to Pisa, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Pisa (PSA) EDI - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$71 - $210

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Fly to Bologna, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bologna (BLQ) EDI - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$74 - $251

Train  •  17 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  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

$316 - $555

Train, bus  •  37 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London to Düsseldorf 080
  3. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Florence, Florence

$343 - $544

Bus, bus and ferry  •  37 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh 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

$183 - $330

Train, Thello  •  21 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale 221
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$265 - $525

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  23 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  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

$564 - $686

Drive, carferry  •  22 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Florence

$320 - $474

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Florence. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Firenze via London Victoria, Lille and Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Florence. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord RER, Paris Gare de Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 41 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Florence is 1061 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Florence without a car is to train which takes 17 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Edinburgh to Florence, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Florence train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Florence is to fly which takes 5 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 17 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Florence.
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  • Distance: 1060.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Florence, Italy?

British Airways, Air France and three other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Florence every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Florence via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 17 h 41 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via Malta
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,900
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
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
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.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
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
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 C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
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
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
Virgin West Coast Trains
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
thello.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Düsseldorf to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Firenze
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
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
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ferry operators

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Florence is 1 h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 6:04 AM in Edinburgh and 7:04 AM in Florence.

Edinburgh to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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British Airways, Lufthansa, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5432+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs .

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