There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Taormina by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Florence, train  •  4 h 23 min

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

$60 - $185

Cheapest option

Train to Pisa, fly, train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina

$40 - $217

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Train to Bologna, fly, train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$61 - $318

Train, car ferry  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Napoli Afragola Station Fr
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina Rv / ...

$95 - $210

Train via Napoli Centrale  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Napoli Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Taormina Ic

$85 - $136

Bus and ferry, bus  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Florence to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina Bus Terminal

$74 - $104

Train  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le Firenze - Pisa - Livorno / ...
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Taormina Icn

$106 - $144

Bus  •  17 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Firenze Terminal Bus to Catania Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina Bus Terminal

$187 - $265

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 14 min

  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

$152 - $262

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Taormina is to train and fly which costs 30€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Taormina is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Taormina Bus Terminal via Catania via Archimede. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.Maria Novella and arriving at Taormina via Napoli Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 36 min.

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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 car ferry which takes 9 h 54 min and costs 80€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Florence to Taormina, including transfers.

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Florence to Taormina bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Florence station.

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Florence to Taormina train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Taormina is to train which takes 10 h 36 min and costs 70€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 150€ - 230€ and takes 17 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Florence to Taormina bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Taormina Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Taormina.
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  • Distance: 463.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Florence to Taormina via Napoli Centrale in around 10 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Taormina via Catania Bus Terminal and Catania via Archimede in around 17 h 1 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
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
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Messina Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $10
Trenitalia Frecce

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.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Napoli Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
13 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Interbus
Phone
+39 0935 22 460
Website
interbus.it
Bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
interbus.it
Book at
buscenter.travel
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Firenze Terminal Bus to Catania Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
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 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$29 - $45

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