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

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Fly Florence to Brussels

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Brussels (BRU)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Brussels-North train station

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Train to Bologna, fly to Brussels

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

Train to Bologna, fly to Charleroi

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

Train to Pisa, fly to Charleroi

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Train via Strasbourg

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Drive, car train

  1. Drive from Florence to Verona
  2. Take the car train from Verona to Duesseldorf Hbf
  3. Drive from Duesseldorf Hbf to Brussels

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Frankfurt
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

Drive

  1. Drive from Florence to Brussels
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Belgium is to bus which costs €55 - €70 and takes 18h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Belgium is to fly which costs €75 - €320 and takes 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Belgium station. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Belgium. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Bourse via Milano Centrale, Lyon Part Dieu and Gare Du Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 30m.

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It is 910 km from Florence to Belgium. It is approximately 1177.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Florence to Belgium without a car is to train which takes 12h 30m and costs €160 - €300.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Florence to Belgium, including transfers.

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

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Florence to Belgium train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.M.N. station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Belgium is to fly which takes 4h 26m and costs €75 - €320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €160 - €300 and takes 12h 30m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €70 and takes 18h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Belgium.
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  • Distance: 909.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, Swiss and three other airlines fly from Florence to Schaerbeek every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Brussels via Milano Centrale, Lyon Part Dieu, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Gare Du Midi in around 12h 30m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Bologna to Charleroi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Pisa to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €320
Flights from Pisa to Charleroi via Girona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€40 - €320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Florence to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €410
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Bologna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €600
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 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 Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
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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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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€130 - €150
Train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €180
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€75 - €110
1st Class
€130 - €180
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 Milano Centrale to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Verona to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €120
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Florence to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
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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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Florence to Belgium bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Florence to Belgium train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Belgium is 1177 km. It takes approximately 11h 44m to drive from Florence to Belgium.

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Brussels Airlines, Alitalia, Air Dolomiti and two other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Florence to Belgium bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs €2.

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