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There are 7 ways to get from Florence to Col de la Madeleine by train, bus, car or plane

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

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to St-Marcellin

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Prato to Grenoble
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to La Gare

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Torino - Porta Susa
  2. Take the bus from Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Chambery Place de la Gare
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to St-Marcellin

Drive

  1. Drive from Florence to Col de la Madeleine

Fly from Florence, train

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Lyon (LYS)
  2. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud

Train to Bologna, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Lyon (LYS)
  3. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud

Train to Rome, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Lyon (LYS)
  3. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Col de la Madeleine is to bus which costs €35 - €45 and takes 15h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Col de la Madeleine is to drive which costs €90 - €140 and takes 7h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Col de la Madeleine. However, there are services departing from Pierluigi Da Palestrina and arriving at Chapponay via Prato, Gare Routiere and La Gare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 17m.

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It is 505 km from Florence to Col de la Madeleine. It is approximately 711.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Florence to Col de la Madeleine without a car is to train which takes 8h 47m and costs €120 - €230.

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It takes approximately 8h 47m to get from Florence to Col de la Madeleine, including transfers.

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Florence to Col de la Madeleine bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Prato station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Col de la Madeleine is to train which takes 8h 47m and costs €120 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €45 and takes 15h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Col de la Madeleine bus services, operated by Cars Région Isère, arrive at La Gare station.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Col de la Madeleine.
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  • Distance: 504.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 47m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Col de la Madeleine, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France?

You can take a train from Florence to Col de la Madeleine via Torino Porta Susa, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, and St-Marcellin in around 8h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Col de la Madeleine via Berlinguer, Prato, Gare Routiere, and La Gare in around 15h 17m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Flights from Bologna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €450
Flights from Rome to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Rome to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from Rome to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€120 - €750
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 Torino Porta Susa
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 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 Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to St-Marcellin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to St Marcellin Isere
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Rail 1st Class
€23 - €35
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 Torino - Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €75
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€28 - €40
Smart Low Cost
€26 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €75
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 Roma - Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
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 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€31 - €34
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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Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Chambery Place de la Gare
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 Prato to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Cars Région Isère
Phone
04 26 16 38 38
Website
transisere.fr
Bus from Gare Routiere to La Gare
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Cars Région Isère
Swiss PostAuto

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Col de la Madeleine is 711 km. It takes approximately 7h 2m to drive from Florence to Col de la Madeleine.

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Air Dolomiti, Iberia, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Col de la Madeleine. Prices start at €87 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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