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There are 10 ways to get from Florence to Venise by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Mulhouse  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Basel SBB Ec
  4. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv Tgv

€184 - €380

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Lyon Perrache N521 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Besançon N1326 / ...

€86 - €114

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Train  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bern Ec
  3. Take the train from Bern to La Chaux-de-Fonds
  4. Take the train from La Chaux-De-Fonds to Besancon Viotte Ter

€161 - €339

Bus, train  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Belfort-Montbeliard Tgv Tgv
  3. Take the train from Belfort-Montbeliard Tgv to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv Tgv

Drive  •  7h 57m

  1. Drive from Florence to Venise 796.2 km

€95 - €150

Fly Florence to Basel, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Basel (BSL) FLR - BSL
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv

€177 - €427

Fly Florence to Zurich, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH) FLR - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv

€153 - €295

Train to Bologna, fly to Lyon, train  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Lyon (LYS) BLQ - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv

€162 - €440

Fly Florence to Frankfurt, train  •  9h 11m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Frankfurt (FRA) FLR - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv

€167 - €481

Fly Florence to Geneva, train  •  8h 22m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Geneva (GVA) FLR - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
  3. Take the train from Lausanne to Mouchard
  4. Take the train from Mouchard to Besancon Viotte

€160 - €507

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venise is 800 130 000.

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The most affordable way to get from Florence to Venise is to bus, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 16h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Venise is to fly and train which costs €170 - €430 and takes 7h 41m.

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The distance between Florence and Venise is 563 km. The road distance is 796.2 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Venise without a car is to train via Mulhouse which takes 9h 53m and costs €180 - €380.

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It takes approximately 9h 53m to get from Florence to Venise, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Florence to Venise is to train via Mulhouse which takes 9h 53m and costs €180 - €380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 16h 14m.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Venise is 796 km. It takes approximately 7h 57m to drive from Florence to Venise.

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Austrian Airlines, KLM, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Florence Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Venise. Prices start at €75 per night.

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  • Distance: 563.3 km
  • Duration: 9h 53m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Venise, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France?

You can take a train from Florence to Venise via Milano Centrale, Lugano, Basel Sbb, Mulhouse Ville, and Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv in around 9h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Venise via Villa Costanza, Florence, Lyon Perrache, and Besançon in around 16h 14m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €1100
Flights from Florence to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €1300
Flights from Florence to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €1800
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Flights from Florence to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €470
Flights from Florence to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €470
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
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
Hourly
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
Every 4 hours
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 Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
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
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mulhouse to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from La Chaux-De-Fonds to Besancon Viotte
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mouchard to Besançon Viotte
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€45 - €65
Train from Milano Centrale to Bern
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€60 - €80
1st Class
€100 - €140
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 Mulhouse Ville to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €36
Train from Zuerich Hb to Belfort-Montbeliard Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Belfort-Montbeliard Tgv to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
Train from Zuerich Hb to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€34 - €40
1st Class
€30 - €35
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €65
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€70 - €85
Train from Lausanne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€33 - €39
1st Class
€29 - €34
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to La Chaux-de-Fonds
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mouchard to Besancon Viotte
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €19
Bus operators
L'Aurora Viaggi
Phone
+39 0963 313116
Email
info@viaggiaurora.it
Website
viaggiaurora.it
Bus from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
L'Aurora Viaggi
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Besançon
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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