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There are 7 ways to get from Ferrara to Florence by train, bus, night train, night bus, rideshare or car

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 ItaloTreno  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Ferrara Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station Ve-Na / ...

$20 - $30

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Rideshare  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ferrara to Florence 97.5 miles

$7 - $13

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Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Ferrara to Bologna C.Le Rv
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$11 - $34

Bus, train  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Kennedy to Bologna Autostazione 356
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$11 - $31

Night train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the night train from Ferrara to Firenze S.Maria Novella En / ...

$10 - $23

Night bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Ferrara to Florence, Florence N544

$9 - $15

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Ferrara to Florence 94.4 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Ferrara to Florence is to rideshare which costs 6€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ferrara to Florence is to train which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Ferrara and arriving at Florence, Florence. This bus operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ferrara Station station and arriving at Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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The distance between Ferrara and Florence is 121 km. The road distance is 151 km.

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The best way to get from Ferrara to Florence without a car is to train which takes 1 h 14 min and costs 17€ - 26€.

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The train from Ferrara Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station takes 1 h 14 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Ferrara to Florence train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Ferrara Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Ferrara to Florence.
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  • Distance: 75.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 14 min

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

ItaloTreno operates a train from Ferrara to Florence 4 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $29 and the journey takes 1 h 14 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Ferrara Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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
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 Ferrara to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
orario.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
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Ferrara to Firenze Rifredi
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Ferrara to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
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
Night train from Ferrara to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Ferrara to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna
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 Ferrara to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ferrara to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Ferrara to Florence train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ferrara to Florence is 151 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Ferrara to Florence.

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Book your Ferrara to Florence bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 5417+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ferrara and Florence. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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