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There are 10 ways to get from Florence to Milan by train, bus, night train, night bus, rideshare, 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 Santa Maria Novella to Milano Centrale

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Milan

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Train via Milano Rogoredo

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Rogoredo

Night train

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

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station to Milan San Donato

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Milan

Drive

  1. Drive from Florence to Milan

Fly Florence to Milan Linate

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

Fly Florence to Milan Malpensa

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

Train to Bologna, fly to Milan Linate

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Milan Linate (LIN)

Florence to Milan by train

61 Weekly Trains
1h 55m Average Duration
€21 Cheapest Price
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Florence → Milan
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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 fastest way to get from Florence to Milan is to train. Taking this option will cost €21 - €80 and takes 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Milan. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at duomo m1 m3 via san donato m3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart every three 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 €21 - €80.

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The train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Centrale takes 1h 55m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Florence to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Florence station.

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Florence to Milan train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Firenze Santa Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Milan is to train which takes 1h 55m and costs €21 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €20 and takes 4h 35m, you could also fly, which costs €85 - €360 and takes 4h 41m.

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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?

ItaloTreno operates a train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Centrale every 2 hours. Tickets cost €21 - €60 and the journey takes 1h 55m. Trenitalia Frecce also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Florence to Milan twice daily. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 3h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€340 - €1200
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€330 - €1200
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€340 - €1000
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€350 - €1000
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€340 - €1600
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€330 - €1200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€290 - €1400
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €1900
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €1900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €1100
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €1100
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €1100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Rome, Alghero
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Rome, Cagliari
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €470
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€340 - €1200
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€340 - €1200
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€340 - €1600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €650
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €650
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€280 - €1100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €650
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €1000
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Elba Island
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€210 - €330
Silver Air
Website
silverair.cz
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Elba Island
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€17 - €220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €900
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€300 - €1300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€340 - €1800
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€21 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€22 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
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 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 P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€23 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €60
Base Premium
€55 - €80
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
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 Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€18 - €26
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
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
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Trenitalia ICN
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Trenitalia
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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
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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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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
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.
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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Night bus from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station to Milan San Donato
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Itabus
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.

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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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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan station.

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

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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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FlexFlight ApS, Silver Air, Air Dolomiti and four other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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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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