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There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Split by train, car ferry, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, car ferry via Bologna  •  15h 43m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona Fa / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

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Bus  •  16h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Split bus station N535

Train, car ferry  •  16h 41m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Ancona Re
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

Night bus, car ferry  •  17h 57m

  1. Take the night bus from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station to Ancona Central Train Station Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station - Crotone bus station / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

Train  •  18h 4m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Split Predgrade Ic / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 45m

  1. Drive from Florence to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

Fly from Florence  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Split (SPU) FLR - SPU

Train to Bologna, fly  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Split (SPU) BLQ - SPU

Train to Rome, fly  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Split (SPU) FCO - SPU

Florence to Split by train, bus and car ferry

5 Weekly Services
15h 43m Average Duration
243 kn Cheapest Price
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Italy → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Italy

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Italy

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Yes, entry into Croatia is currently allowed from Italy.

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Split is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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The social distance requirement in Split is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Split is to bus which costs €40 - €55 and takes 16h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Split is to train and fly which costs €50 - €290 and takes 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Split. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Split Predgrade via Venezia Mestre, Villach Hbf and Zagreb Glavni Kol.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 4m.

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It is approximately 419 km to get from Florence to Split.

The best way to get from Florence to Split without a car is to train and car ferry via Bologna which takes 15h 43m and costs €30 - €100.

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It takes approximately 15h 43m to get from Florence to Split, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Florence to Split is to bus which takes 16h 15m and costs €40 - €55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €110 - €210 and takes 18h 4m, you could also fly, which costs €110 - €320 and takes 7h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Split Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Split train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Split Predgrade station.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Split.
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  • Distance: 418.9 km
  • Duration: 15h 43m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Split, Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Florence to Split bus station once daily. Tickets cost 320 kn - 400 kn and the journey takes 15h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Split via Venezia Mestre, Villach Hbf, and Zagreb Glavni Kol. in around 18h 4m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 7.500 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 16.000 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 8.500 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 4.800 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240 kn - 2.300 kn
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240 kn - 2.300 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Florence to Split via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
3.200 kn - 9.500 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 7.000 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 16.000 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.200 kn - 17.000 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 4.000 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
3.600 kn - 6.500 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 4.300 kn
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bologna to Split via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 6.500 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bologna to Split via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.300 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Split via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 2.800 kn
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
150 kn - 1.400 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.400 kn
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
80 kn - 340 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
80 kn - 110 kn
Base Standard
180 kn - 250 kn
Base Premium
230 kn - 340 kn
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95 kn - 250 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
95 kn - 130 kn
Base Standard
140 kn - 200 kn
Base Premium
170 kn - 250 kn
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
150 kn - 550 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
150 kn - 210 kn
Base Standard
290 kn - 400 kn
Base Premium
360 kn - 550 kn
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
160 kn - 550 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
160 kn - 220 kn
Base Standard
300 kn - 410 kn
Base Premium
370 kn - 550 kn
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
Hourly
Estimated price
90 kn - 270 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
110 kn - 150 kn
Smart Low Cost
90 kn - 130 kn
Smart Flex
190 kn - 270 kn
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
130 kn - 400 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
150 kn - 220 kn
Smart Low Cost
130 kn - 190 kn
Smart Flex
280 kn - 400 kn
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma - Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
140 kn - 410 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
150 kn - 220 kn
Smart Low Cost
140 kn - 200 kn
Smart Flex
290 kn - 410 kn
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
50 kn - 75 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
50 kn - 75 kn
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
85 kn - 120 kn
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 170 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
110 kn - 170 kn
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
120 kn - 180 kn
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
45 kn - 100 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
90 kn - 100 kn
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 200 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
170 kn - 200 kn
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
150 kn - 300 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
270 kn - 300 kn
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
130 kn - 260 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
230 kn - 260 kn
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 Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 370 kn
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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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 Split bus station
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 400 kn
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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Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Night bus from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station to Ancona Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
230 kn - 320 kn
Website
Marino Autolinee
Ferry operators

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