There are 9 ways to get from French Riviera to Florence by ferry, train, bus, night bus 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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Ferry, train via Genoa  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
  3. Take the train from St Raphael Valescure to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  4. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Firenze Rifredi Fb / ...

60€ - 118€

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Ferry, bus, night bus  •  14h 4m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the bus from Saint-Tropez Gare Routiere to Daviddi
  3. Take the night bus from Toulon to Florence, Florence

40€ - 46€

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Ferry, train  •  13h 2m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Golfe-Juan
  3. Take the train from Golfe Juan Vallauris to Ventimiglia Ter
  4. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Pisa Centrale Ic
  5. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Re

92€ - 144€

Ferry, train, bus  •  13h 6m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the train from St Raphael Valescure to Savona Ec
  3. Take the bus from Savona, Savona to Florence, Florence 504

44€ - 54€

Ferry, ferry to Nice, fly to Florence  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
  3. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Florence (FLR) NCE - FLR

114€ - 316€

Ferry, ferry to Nice, fly to Pisa, bus  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
  3. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Pisa (PSA) NCE - PSA
  4. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Ferry, train to Marseille, fly to Bologna, train  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
  3. Take the train from St Raphael Valescure to Marseille St Charles
  4. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Bologna (BLQ) MRS - BLQ
  5. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

74€ - 340€

Ferry, ferry to Nice, fly to Rome, train  •  11h 13m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
  3. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Rome (FCO) NCE - FCO
  4. Take the train from Fiumicino Aeroporto to Firenze Campo Marte

96€ - 298€

Ferry, ferry to Nice, fly to Venice, train  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
  3. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Venice (VCE) NCE - VCE
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.

90€ - 318€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from French Riviera to Florence is to ferry and bus and night bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 14h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from French Riviera to Florence is to ferry and train and fly which costs 70€ - 340€ and takes 10h 27m.

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The distance between French Riviera and Florence is 357 km.

The best way to get from French Riviera to Florence without a car is to ferry and train via Genoa which takes 11h 28m and costs 60€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 11h 28m to get from French Riviera to Florence, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Air Dolomiti, Vueling Airlines, Brussels Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 4923+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from French Riviera to Florence.
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  • Distance: 357.1 km
  • Duration: 11h 28m

What companies run services between French Riviera, FR-93, France and Florence, Italy?

There is no direct connection from French Riviera to Florence. However, you can take the travel to Les Issambres, take the ferry to Saint-Tropez, take the walk to Saint-Tropez, take the ferry to Saint-Raphaël, take the walk to St Raphael Valescure, take the train to Genova P.Za Principe, then take the train to Firenze Rifredi. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from French Riviera to Florence via Les Issambres, Saint-Tropez, Saint-Tropez, Golfe-Juan, Golfe Juan Vallauris, Ventimiglia, and Pisa Centrale in around 13h 2m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 400€
Flights from Nice to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 420€
Flights from Nice to Pisa via Ajaccio, Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 420€
Flights from Nice to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Flights from Nice to Rome via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Flights from Nice to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Marseille to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Nice to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Nice to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 190€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 460€
Flights from Nice to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Nice to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Nice to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 750€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 500€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Pisa via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
20€ - 270€
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from St Raphael Valescure to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Thello
Train from St Raphael Valescure to Savona
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Thello
Train from St Raphael Valescure to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Thello
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Firenze Rifredi
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
20€ - 27€
Base Standard
35€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Fiumicino Aeroporto to Firenze Campo Marte
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
23€ - 35€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
20€ - 28€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Golfe Juan Vallauris to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 19€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 13€
1st Class
15€ - 19€
Train from St Raphael Valescure to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 29€
1st Class
39€ - 42€
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 Ventimiglia to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
12€ - 15€
Base 2nd Class
30€ - 35€
Base 1st Class
44€ - 49€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
7€ - 9€
Base 2nd Class
13€ - 16€
Base 1st Class
22€ - 25€
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 Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
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 St Raphael Valescure to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Italo Treno
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Savona, Savona to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Toulon to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
Ferry operators
Les Bateaux Verts
Phone
+33 (0)494 492 939
Email
info@bateauxverts.com
Website
bateauxverts.com
Ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€
Website
Les Bateaux Verts
Transport Maritime Raphaëlois
Phone
+33(0)4.94.95.17.46
Email
contact@bateauxsaintraphael.com
Website
bateauxsaintraphael.com
Ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€
Website
Transport Maritime Raphaëlois
Riviera Lines
Phone
04 92 98 71 31
Email
croisieres@riviera-lines.com
Website
riviera-lines.com
Ferry from Saint-Tropez to Golfe-Juan
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€
Website
Riviera Lines

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