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

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Fly Florence to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) FLR - BER

93€ - 1516€

Cheapest option

Bus via Prague  •  22h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Parcheggio Villa Costanza to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm RegioJet / ...

42€ - 142€

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Fly Florence to Berlin Tegel  •  19h 44m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FLR - TXL

45€ - 213€

Bus to Pisa, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) PSA - BER

Train to Bologna, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BLQ - BER

59€ - 341€

Train  •  13h 37m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Muenchen Hbf Ecb
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

164€ - 304€

Bus  •  24h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Szczecin
  2. Take the bus from Szczecin Train Station to Berlin Central Bus Station Warschau - Bremerhaven new

78€ - 110€

Night train, train  •  16h 3m

  1. Take the night train from Firenze S.M.N. to Muenchen Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice

175€ - 234€

Drive  •  10h 57m

  1. Drive from Florence to Berlin Hbf 1226.2 km

150€ - 220€

Florence to Berlin by train

The train journey time between Florence and Berlin is around 14h 18m and covers a distance of around 1285 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 40m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Florence to Berlin train service departs from Firenze S.M.N. and arrives in Berlin Hbf. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berlin is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Berlin is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Germany.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Berlin is to bus via Prague which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 22h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Berlin is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 350€ and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Berlin station. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Berlin Central Bus Station via Szczecin Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Berlin Hbf via Bologna Centrale, Muenchen Hbf and Nuernberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 37m.

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The distance between Florence and Berlin is 985 km. The road distance is 1226.2 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 13h 37m and costs 160€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from Florence to Berlin, including transfers.

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Florence to Berlin bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Florence station.

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Florence to Berlin 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 Berlin is to fly which takes 6h 24m and costs 90€ - 1600€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 310€ and takes 13h 37m, you could also bus via Prague, which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 22h 48m.

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  • Distance: 985.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 24m

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

Swiss, Austrian Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Florence to Berlin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Berlin Hbf via Bologna Centrale, Muenchen Hbf, and Nuernberg Hbf in around 13h 37m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 260€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 360€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
22h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Barcelona, Munich
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Luxembourg, Munich
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Copenhagen, Munich
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Paris CDG, Munich
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam Schiphol, Munich
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Madrid, Munich
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Flights from Pisa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 470€
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
190€ - 470€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Pisa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Vienna, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Zurich, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Florence to Berlin Tegel via Copenhagen, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
5€ - 130€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 300€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Florence to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
95€ - 240€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Florence to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pisa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Train operators
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
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
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
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
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 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
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 Bologna Centrale to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Florence, Parcheggio Villa Costanza to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
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 Prague to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Berlin Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Florence to Szczecin
Ave. Duration
21h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
EST Gdansk
Email
estgdansk@wp.pl
Website
estgdansk.pl
Bus from Szczecin Train Station to Berlin Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
EST Gdansk

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Berlin bus services, operated by EST Gdansk, arrive at Berlin Central Bus Station.

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Florence to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Berlin is 1226 km. It takes approximately 10h 57m to drive from Florence to Berlin.

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Austrian Airlines, Air France, Luxair and seven other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 2951+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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