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There are 11 ways to get from Florence to Santorini caldera by train, plane, bus, car ferry, ferry or car

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 to Bologna, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Santorini (JTR)

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Train to Pisa, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Santorini (JTR)

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Fly from Florence

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Santorini (JTR)

Train to Rome, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Santorini (JTR)

Train to Venice, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Santorini (JTR)

Train, bus, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Piraeus Port Astiggos
  4. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini

Train, Bus, car ferry via Korinós

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Ancona
  2. Take the Bus from Ancona to Katerini A1 Olympus Plaza
  3. Take the bus from Olympus Plaza to Piraeus Port Gate A2
  4. Take the car ferry from Peiraias to Santorini

Train, bus, car ferry #2

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Meidling
  3. Take the bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Piraeus Port Astiggos
  4. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini

Train, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Forli
  2. Take the bus from Forlì to Kumanovo
  3. Take the bus from Kumanovo to Athens
  4. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Santorini

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Bus Station Serdika to Heraklion Central Bus Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Santorini

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Florence to Piraeus
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Italy → Greece
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Yes, entry into Greece is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Santorini caldera is 210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Santorini caldera is mandatory.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 210 521 2054.

No, returning to Italy from Greece is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 6 Nov 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Santorini caldera is to train and fly which costs €35 - €220 and takes 9h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Santorini caldera is to train and fly which costs €55 - €300 and takes 6h 35m.

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The distance between Florence and Santorini caldera is 1458 km.

The best way to get from Florence to Santorini caldera without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 41h 5m and costs €250 - €490.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from Florence to Santorini caldera, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Santorini Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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Air Dolomiti, Airbus France, Aegean Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Santorini Airport.

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There are 890+ hotels available in Santorini caldera. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 16 min and costs €2.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Santorini caldera.
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  • Distance: 1458.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 45m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Santorini caldera, Greece?

Vueling Airlines, Air Dolomiti and 10 other airlines fly from Florence to Santorini caldera twice daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Santorini via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €420
Flights from Bologna to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €280
Flights from Florence to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €700
Flights from Florence to Santorini via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €1100
Flights from Venice to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €290
Flights from Pisa to Santorini via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Santorini via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Rome to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€20 - €180
Flights from Rome to Santorini via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €180
Flights from Venice to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €120
Flights from Pisa to Santorini via Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Flights from Venice to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Pisa to Santorini via Chania, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Pisa to Santorini via Kalamata, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Pisa to Santorini via Tirana, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Santorini via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Flights from Florence to Santorini via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€280 - €700
Flights from Rome to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Santorini via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€27 - €170
Flights from Florence to Santorini via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Rome to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Pisa to Santorini via Chania, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Pisa to Santorini via Kalamata, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Pisa to Santorini via Tirana, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Rome to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Pisa to Santorini via Tirana, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Bologna to Santorini via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Santorini via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €460
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Florence to Santorini via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pisa to Santorini via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Pisa to Santorini via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
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 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
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€20 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
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 Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€20 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €23
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€15 - €22
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 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€31 - €34
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €40
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Forli
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
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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Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€110 - €140
Website
Yubim
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Piraeus Port Astiggos
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Piraeus Port Astiggos
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Union Ivkoni
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Ancona to Katerini A1 Olympus Plaza
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Ilias Travel
Phone
+30 210 5245654
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
anh.gr
Bus from Olympus Plaza to Piraeus Port Gate A2
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€32 - €34
Website
Ilias Travel
Bus from Sofia Bus Station Serdika to Heraklion Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€77 - €82
Website
Ilias Travel
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Forlì to Kumanovo
Ave. Duration
19h 57m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.com
Bus from Kumanovo to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Schedules at
siamostours.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Florence to Sofia
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
Seajets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €180
Website
Seajets
Club Fare Diak.
€60 - €90
Deck Fare Economy
€50 - €75
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
€130 - €180
Car ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Seajets
Club Fare Diak.
€55 - €80
Deck Fare Economy
€40 - €60
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
€80 - €120
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Peiraias to Santorini
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €120
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
€47
Airplane economy seats
€58
2-berth outside
€95 - €120
3-berth outside shower
€75 - €90
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €100
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€54 - €58
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€65 - €80
Economy
€35 - €50
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€60 - €75
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€80 - €100

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