There are 7 ways to get from Florence to Prato by bus and ferry, train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus and ferry  •  25 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Firenze to Prato

$60 - $85

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Prato 13.2 miles

$2

5 alternative options

Train  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Prato C.Le Firenze - Pistoia - Lucca - Viareggio / ...

$1 - $5

Bus  •  40 min

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

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Florence to Prato 12.6 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Prato 12.6 miles

$3 - $5

Walk  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Walk from Florence to Prato 12.1 miles

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Firenze and arriving at Prato. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Firenze Smn and arriving at Prato C.Le. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Florence and Prato is 16 km. The road distance is 20.2 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Prato without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 25 min and costs .

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The bus and ferry from Firenze to Prato takes 25 min including transfers and departs once a week.

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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 Smn station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Prato is to train which takes 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 40 min.

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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 C.Le station.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Prato.
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  • Distance: 10.3 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Florence to Prato every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 30 min. Alternatively, C.A.P. Consorzio Autolinee Pratesi operates a bus from Florence to Prato every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 40 min. Trenitalia also services this route once daily.

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 Smn to Prato C.Le
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Firenze to Prato
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
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
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
capautolinee.it
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
Bus from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Prato Centrale
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Florence to Prato
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Taxi4390
Phone
+39 055 4390
Website
4390.it
So.Co.Ta.
Phone
+39 055 4242
Website
4242.it
Noleggio Mercedes Classe S
Phone
+39 338 777 5004
Website
noleggioautogab.it

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

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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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