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There are 5 ways to get from Florence to Prato by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Prato Centrale Re / ...

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Prato 21 km

3 alternative options

Bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the bus from Pierluigi Da Palestrina to Ceppo Vecchio Lam Po-Fi

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Florence to Prato 20 km

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Prato 20 km
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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Prato is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Prato is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Prato is to rideshare which costs €2 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Prato is to taxi which costs €45 - €60 and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pierluigi Da Palestrina and arriving at Ceppo Vecchio. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Prato Centrale. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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It is 16 km from Florence to Prato. It is approximately 20 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Florence to Prato without a car is to train which takes 30 min and costs €1 - €4.

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The train from Firenze S.M.N. to Prato Centrale takes 30 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Florence to Prato bus services, operated by C.A.P. Consorzio Autolinee Pratesi, depart from Pierluigi Da Palestrina station.

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Florence to Prato train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Firenze S.M.N. station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Prato is to train which takes 30 min and costs €1 - €4. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €3 and takes 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Prato.
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  • Distance: 16.4 km
  • Duration: 30 min

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Firenze S.M.N. to Prato Centrale every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €1 - €4 and the journey takes 30 min. Trenitalia Intercity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, C.A.P. Consorzio Autolinee Pratesi operates a bus from Pierluigi Da Palestrina to Ceppo Vecchio every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 39 min. Curcio Viaggi also services this route once a week.

Train 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
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Prato Centrale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €4
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€3 - €4
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 Prato Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€2 - €4
Bus operators
C.A.P. Consorzio Autolinee Pratesi
Phone
800 570530
Email
segreteria@capautolinee.it
Website
capautolinee.it
Bus from Pierluigi Da Palestrina to Ceppo Vecchio
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
C.A.P. Consorzio Autolinee Pratesi
Curcio Viaggi
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 Prato
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Florence to Prato
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Taxi4390
Phone
+39 055 4390
Website
4390.it
So.Co.Ta.
Phone
+39 055 4242
Website
4242.it
Florence goods taxi
Phone
+39 055 210 321
Website
taximercifirenze.com

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Florence to Prato bus services, operated by C.A.P. Consorzio Autolinee Pratesi, arrive at Ceppo Vecchio station.

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Florence to Prato train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Prato Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Prato is 20 km. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Florence to Prato.

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There are 2038+ hotels available in Prato. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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