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There are 5 ways to get from Florence to Merano by train, bus and ferry, bus, night bus 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  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bolzano 8948 / ...

$72 - $105

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the night bus from Florence, Florence to Bozen N452 / ...

$62 - $97

3 alternative options

Train Trenitalia  •  6 h 36 min

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

$66 - $122

Bus and ferry, bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Florence to Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Bolzano Ouibus

$117 - $166

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Merano 244.2 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Merano is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Merano is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 3 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Merano. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Merano via Bologna and Bolzano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 43 min.

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The distance between Florence and Merano is 321 km. The road distance is 390.7 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Merano without a car is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs 60€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Florence to Merano, including transfers.

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Florence to Merano bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Florence station.

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Florence to Merano bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Bolzano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Merano is 391 km. It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to drive from Florence to Merano.

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There are 1053+ hotels available in Merano. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Merano.
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  • Distance: 200.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy?

ItaloTreno operates a train from Florence to Merano twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 6 min.

Train operators
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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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 Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Bologna C.Le to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Florence to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bologna to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Florence, Florence to Bozen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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