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There are 8 ways to get from Florence to Lefkada by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly from Florence  •  10h 4m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Preveza (PVK) FLR - PVK

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Train to Rome, fly  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Preveza (PVK) FCO - PVK

Train to Venice, fly  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Preveza (PVK) VCE - PVK

Train to Pisa, fly  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Preveza (PVK) PSA - PVK

Train, car ferry, bus  •  20h 36m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Campo Marte to Bari Centrale Fr
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Lefkáda

Train, Bus  •  27h 18m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the Bus from Bologna to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Lefkáda

Bus  •  37h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Macedonia KTEL Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Lefkáda

Drive, car ferry  •  36h 12m

  1. Drive from Florence to Trieste
  2. Take the car ferry from Trieste to Durrës
  3. Drive from Durrës to Lefkada

Florence (FLR) to Preveza (PVK) flights

10 Weekly Planes
7h 38m Average Duration
€31 Cheapest Price
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lefkada is 210 521 2054.

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

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 210 521 2054.

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Lefkada is to train and fly which costs €50 - €230 and takes 9h.

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The fastest way to get from Florence to Lefkada is to train and fly which takes 8h 45m and costs €45 - €360.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Lefkada. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Karya via Sofia Central Bus Station, Thessaloniki and Lefkáda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 25m.

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The distance between Florence and Lefkada is 965 km.

The best way to get from Florence to Lefkada without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 20h 36m and costs €150 - €400.

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It takes approximately 10h 4m to get from Florence to Lefkada, including transfers.

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Florence to Lefkada bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Florence station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Lefkada is to fly which takes 10h 4m and costs €35 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €120 - €170 and takes 37h 25m.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Preveza Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 55m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Lefkada bus services, operated by KTEL Lefkadas, arrive at Lefkáda station.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Lefkada.
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  • Distance: 964.8 km
  • Duration: 10h 4m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Lefkada, Greece?

Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and nine other airlines fly from Florence to Lefkada once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Lefkada via Sofia Central Bus Station, Thessaloniki Macedonia KTEL Bus Station, Thessaloniki, and Lefkáda in around 37h 25m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Florence to Preveza via Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from Florence to Preveza via Munich, Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Flights from Rome to Preveza
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€12 - €300
Flights from Pisa to Preveza via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pisa to Preveza via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Flights from Pisa to Preveza via Manchester
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Florence to Preveza via Munich, Bari
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from Venice to Preveza
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €260
Flights from Pisa to Preveza via Alghero, Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€50 - €300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Preveza via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Venice to Preveza via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Preveza via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Florence to Preveza via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Rome to Preveza
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €240
TUI Airlines Netherlands
Website
tui.nl
Flights from Florence to Preveza via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Pisa to Preveza via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Florence to Preveza via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Pisa to Preveza via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Preveza
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €270
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Pisa to Preveza via Corfu
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €200
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 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
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€20 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
Train from Firenze Campo Marte to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€50 - €70
Base Standard
€85 - €120
Base Premium
€100 - €150
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
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 Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€20 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
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
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 Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€31 - €34
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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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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 Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €23
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Bus operators
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Lefkáda
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
KTEL Thesprotias
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Bologna to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Florence to Sofia
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Macedonia KTEL Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Union Ivkoni
KTEL Lefkadas
Phone
26450 22795
Email
info@ktel-lefkadas.gr
Website
ktel-lefkadas.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Lefkáda
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Schedules at
ktel-lefkadas.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
€80
Aircraft-type seats
€88
2 bed inside cabin
€213
3 bed outside cabin
€170 - €210
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Trieste to Durrës
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€95 - €170
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€95 - €110
Car
€130 - €150
Inside cabin 2 beds
€120 - €140
Inner cabin 2 beds
€140 - €170

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Lefkada is 1h ahead of Florence. It is currently 8:17 PM in Florence and 9:17 PM in Lefkada.

Alitalia, Wizz Air, KLM and eight other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Preveza Airport.

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