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There are 12 ways to get from Florence to Strasbourg by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Lugano

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Zurich Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Strasbourg

Train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg

Drive

  1. Drive from Florence to Strasbourg

Fly Florence to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg

Fly Florence to Stuttgart, train

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Strasbourg Bahnhof

Fly Florence to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Offenburg Bahnhof

Train to Bologna, fly to Zurich, train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Zurich (ZRH)
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  4. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg

Fly Florence to Munich, train

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Munich (MUC)
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Strasbourg Bahnhof

Train to Bologna, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt to Offenburg Bahnhof

Train to Pisa, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt to Offenburg Bahnhof

Florence to Strasbourg by train

The train journey time between Florence and Strasbourg is around 8h 38m and covers a distance of around 774 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 16m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Florence to Strasbourg train service departs from Firenze S.M.N. and arrives in Strasbourg. Typically 137 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

137 Weekly Trains
8h 38m Average Duration
€128 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Strasbourg is 800 130 000.

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The cost-effective way to get from Florence to Strasbourg is to bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 12h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Strasbourg is to fly and train which costs €140 - €450 and takes 6h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Strasbourg. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Strasbourg via Zurich Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Strasbourg. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Strasbourg via Milano Centrale, Lugano and Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 38m.

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The distance between Florence and Strasbourg is 598 km. The road distance is 780.3 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Strasbourg without a car is to train via Lugano which takes 8h 38m and costs €120 - €320.

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It takes approximately 8h 38m to get from Florence to Strasbourg, including transfers.

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Florence to Strasbourg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Florence station.

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Florence to Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg is to train via Lugano which takes 8h 38m and costs €120 - €320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 12h 46m.

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  • Distance: 598.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 38m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Strasbourg, France?

You can take a train from Florence to Strasbourg via Milano Centrale, Lugano, and Basel Sbb in around 8h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Strasbourg via Zurich Bus Station in around 12h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €490
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Flights from Florence to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Bologna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Bologna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€3000 - €3300
Flights from Pisa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €550
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Flights from Bologna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Florence to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €750
Flights from Bologna to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Florence to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Pisa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Florence to Munich via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €550
Flights from Florence to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €2000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €800
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
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
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 Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
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
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia EuroCity

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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€45 - €65
Train from Lugano to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€70 - €100
Train from Milano Centrale to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €180
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€75 - €110
1st Class
€130 - €180
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€28 - €40
1st Class
€55 - €75
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Strasbourg Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Offenburg Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to Strasbourg Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
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 Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
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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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 Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Zurich Limmatstrasse to Strasbourg Central Bus Station Place de l’Etoile
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Union Ivkoni
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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Florence to Strasbourg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Strasbourg station.

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Florence to Strasbourg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Strasbourg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Strasbourg is 780 km. It takes approximately 7h 43m to drive from Florence to Strasbourg.

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Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa, Alitalia and Swiss offer flights from Florence Airport to Zurich Airport.

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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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