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There are 11 ways to get from Florence to Panarea (Island) by train, ferry, bus and ferry, bus, plane or car ferry

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Recommended option

Train, ferry via Naples  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Napoli Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Panarea

43€ - 175€

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Train, ferry  •  11h 21m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Villa S.Giovanni Fa / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima V1 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

85€ - 204€

Train, bus and ferry, ferry  •  13h 34m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Tiburtina
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Milazzo
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

71€ - 127€

Bus, ferry  •  19h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Messina N528
  2. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

66€ - 86€

Fly Florence to Catania, train, ferry  •  10h 41m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Catania (CTA) FLR - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

79€ - 170€

Bus to Pisa, fly to Catania, train, ferry  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  4. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

Bus to Pisa, fly to Palermo, train, ferry  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO
  3. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Milazzo
  4. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

Train to Bologna, fly to Catania, train, ferry  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  4. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

57€ - 270€

Train to Bologna, fly to Lamezia Terme, train, car ferry, ferry  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) BLQ - SUF
  3. Take the train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

65€ - 533€

Bus to Pisa, fly to Lamezia Terme, train, car ferry, ferry  •  10h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) PSA - SUF
  3. Take the train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

Train to Rome, fly to Reggio Calabria, car ferry, ferry  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Reggio Calabria (REG) FCO - REG
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

91€ - 411€

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Panarea (Island) is to bus and ferry which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 19h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Florence to Panarea (Island) is to train and ferry via Naples which takes 9h 37m and costs 40€ - 180€.

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The distance between Florence and Panarea (Island) is 655 km.

The best way to get from Florence to Panarea (Island) without a car is to train and ferry via Naples which takes 9h 37m and costs 40€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 9h 37m to get from Florence to Panarea (Island), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Air Dolomiti, Vueling Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Florence Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 319+ hotels available in Panarea (Island). Prices start at 75€ 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€ - 2€.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Panarea (Island).
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  • Distance: 654.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 37m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Panarea (Island), Italy?

There is no direct connection from Florence to Panarea (Island). However, you can take the train to Napoli Centrale, take the walk to Piazza Garibaldi, take the subway to Mergellina, take the walk to Napoli Mergellina, then take the ferry to Panarea. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Florence to Panarea (Island) via Villa S.Giovanni, Villa S.Giovanni, Messina Marittima, Messina Centrale, Milazzo, and Milazzo in around 11h 21m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 290€
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
14€ - 160€
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 340€
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
19€ - 340€
Flights from Bologna to Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 320€
Flights from Pisa to Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 260€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 190€
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 310€
Flights from Bologna to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
7€ - 100€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 200€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 180€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
60€ - 85€
Base Standard
100€ - 140€
Base Premium
120€ - 180€
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 16€
Base Standard
26€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
Train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
23€ - 35€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
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 Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 80€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 45€
Smart Low Cost
28€ - 40€
Smart Flex
55€ - 80€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Palermo Centrale to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 26€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
23€ - 26€
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
13€ - 15€
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Palermo Centrale to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
Bus from Florence, Florence to Messina
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
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
Ferry operators
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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 7€
Moto
16€ - 22€
Car
30€ - 40€

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