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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Florence by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Recommended option

Fly Edinburgh to Florence  •  5h 47m

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

€54 - €109

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Bologna, train  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bologna (BLQ) EDI - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

€33 - €171

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Fly Edinburgh to Pisa, bus  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Pisa (PSA) EDI - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Train to Glasgow, fly to Florence  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Florence (FLR) GLA - FLR

€94 - €337

Train  •  19h 7m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille-Europe to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

€401 - €1275

Train via Lagny-sur-Marne  •  19h 26m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  3. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

€386 - €1185

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  34h 47m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Ulm
  3. Take the bus from Ulm ZOB to Verona
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

€284 - €788

Bus, bus and ferry  •  36h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Florence

€87 - €116

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  21h 31m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Florence

€403 - €529

Drive, car ferry  •  22h 37m

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

€272 - €407

United Kingdom → Italy
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International entry into Italy from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
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  • 5-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Florence is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Florence is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Florence is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Florence is to fly and train which costs £28 - £150 and takes 6h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Florence is to fly. Taking this option will cost £45 - £95 and takes 5h 47m.

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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.M.N. via London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille-Europe, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 7m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Florence is 1697 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Florence without a car is to train which takes 19h 7m and costs £340 - £1,100.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Edinburgh to Florence, including transfers.

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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 5h 47m and costs £45 - £95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £340 - £1,100 and takes 19h 7m.

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

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Florence is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 3:41 AM in Edinburgh and 4:41 AM in Florence.

Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Florence.
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  • Distance: 1696.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 47m

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 Eurostar, Lille Europe, Lille-Europe, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv, and Torino Porta Susa in around 19h 7m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Glasgow to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Flights from Glasgow to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €400
Flights from Glasgow to Florence via Southampton
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €390
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €390
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Glasgow to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€18 - €110
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€19 - €110
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €130
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €120
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €120
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Florence via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
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 Porta Nuova to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
4 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
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single
€200 - €290
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€320 - €450
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€85 - €110
Standard Premier
€130 - €170
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€120 - €150
Standard Premier
€170 - €220
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 Lille-Europe to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€170 - €320
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€120 - €220
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €65
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Ulm
Ave. Duration
18h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Florence
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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

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Air France, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 1852+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at €87 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 £1 - £6.

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