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There are 8 ways to get from Florence to Taormina by plane, train, bus, ferry, bus and ferry, night train, car or car ferry

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Fly from Florence, train  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Catania (CTA) FLR - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini

75€ - 280€

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Bus  •  16h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Catania, Catania N597 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Catania - via Liberta to Tombe Bizantine Catania / ...

48€ - 72€

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Bus to Pisa, fly, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini

Train to Bologna, fly, train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini

61€ - 245€

Train, ferry  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Villa S.Giovanni Fa / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima V13 / ...
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina-Giardini Re / ...

52€ - 183€

Bus and ferry, train  •  14h 57m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Florence - Villa Constanza to Messina
  2. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina-Giardini Re / ...

60€ - 90€

Night train  •  13h 24m

  1. Take the night train from Firenze Rifredi to Taormina-Giardini Ini

75€ - 110€

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 13m

  1. Drive from Florence to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Taormina

129€ - 224€

Florence → Taormina
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Taormina is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 16h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Taormina is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 280€ and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Florence, Florence and arriving at Tombe Bizantine via Florence, Florence and Catania - via Liberta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 9m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Firenze Rifredi and arriving at Taormina-Giardini. This train operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13h 24m.

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The distance between Florence and Taormina is 741 km.

The best way to get from Florence to Taormina without a car is to train and ferry which takes 9h 13m and costs 50€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Florence to Taormina, including transfers.

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

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Florence to Taormina train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity Night, depart from Firenze Rifredi station.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Taormina.
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  • Distance: 741.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 59m

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

You can take a bus from Florence to Taormina via Florence, Florence, Florence, Florence, Catania, Catania, and Catania - via Liberta in around 16h 9m. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity Night operates a vehicle from Firenze Rifredi to Taormina-Giardini once a week. Tickets cost 75€ - 110€ and the journey takes 13h 24m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 420€
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 390€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
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 Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
7€ - 8€
Train from Messina Centrale to Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
7€ - 8€
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 Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
Train from Messina Centrale to Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
45€ - 65€
Smart Low Cost
45€ - 65€
Smart Flex
90€ - 130€
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 Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 180€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
60€ - 85€
Base Standard
100€ - 140€
Base Premium
120€ - 180€
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Firenze Rifredi to Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
13h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
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Bahn DB
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Florence - Villa Constanza to Messina
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Catania, Catania
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to CATANIA - Via Archimede
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Baltour
Interbus
Phone
+39 0935 22 460
Website
interbus.it
Bus from Catania - via Liberta to Tombe Bizantine
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Schedules at
interbus.it
Ferry 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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Trenitalia
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 3€
Car
24€ - 40€

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Florence to Taormina bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Tombe Bizantine station.

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Florence to Taormina train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity Night, arrive at Taormina-Giardini station.

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Air Dolomiti, Vueling Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Florence Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 2722+ hotels available in Taormina. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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