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There are 8 ways to get from Florence to Milan by train, night train, night bus, rideshare, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

19€ - 80€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Milan 302.1 km

17€

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Night train  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the night train from Firenze Campo Marte to Milano P.Garibaldi Ini

35€ - 50€

Night bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the night bus from Florence, Florence to Milan, Milan N520

20€ - 23€

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Florence to Milan 299.3 km

35€ - 55€

Fly Florence to Milan Linate  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Milan Linate (LIN) FLR - LIN

97€ - 269€

Fly Florence to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FLR - MXP

67€ - 263€

Bus to Pisa, fly to Milan Linate  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Milan Linate (LIN) PSA - LIN

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Milan is to rideshare which costs 17€ and takes 3h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Milan is to train which costs 19€ - 80€ and takes 1h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 55m.

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The distance between Florence and Milan is 248 km. The road distance is 299.3 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Milan without a car is to train which takes 1h 55m and costs 19€ - 80€.

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The train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale takes 1h 55m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Florence to Milan 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 Milan is to train which takes 1h 55m and costs 19€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 95€ - 270€ and takes 5h 2m.

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

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Florence to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Milan.
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  • Distance: 248.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 55m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Milan, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale every 4 hours. Tickets cost 24€ - 80€ and the journey takes 1h 55m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Florence, Florence to Milan, Milan twice daily. Tickets cost 17€ - 22€ and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Rome, Palermo
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Pisa to Milan Linate via Olbia
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Flights from Pisa to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Flights from Pisa to Milan Linate via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Pisa to Milan Linate via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 420€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Flights from Pisa to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 440€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Pisa to Milan Linate via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 1000€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380€ - 1200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
290€ - 1000€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
310€ - 1000€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 800€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
280€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pisa to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
150€ - 420€
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Firenze Campo Marte to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
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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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Florence, Florence to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Florence to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Milan is 299 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Florence to Milan.

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KLM, Brussels Airlines, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 7278+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Florence and Milan. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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