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There are 7 ways to get from French Riviera to Florence by 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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Train Trenitalia Intercity  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Antibes to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Pisa Centrale Ic
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn Rv / ...

$56 - $87

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the night bus from Nice, Nice to Florence, Florence N523

$36 - $62

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Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Antibes to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Firenze Campo Marte Fb / ...

$55 - $97

Bus  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Viareggio
  2. Take the bus from P.Za D'Azeglio Nord to Via Ponte Alle Mosse 10 Fi-Vg

$80 - $115

Fly to Florence  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Florence (FLR) NCE - FLR

$87 - $309

Fly to Bologna, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Bologna (BLQ) NCE - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$110 - $351

Travel, fly to Rome, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Travel from French Riviera to Gare Routiere
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Rome (FCO) NCE - FCO
  3. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$77 - $243

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from French Riviera to Florence is to night bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from French Riviera to Florence is to fly which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 7 h 4 min.

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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 train which takes 9 h 5 min and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 5 min to get from French Riviera to Florence, including transfers.

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The best way to get from French Riviera to Florence is to train which takes 9 h 5 min and costs 45€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 9 h 49 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 7 h 4 min.

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Vueling Airlines, British Airways, Eurowings and six other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5417+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from French Riviera to Florence.
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  • Distance: 223.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from French Riviera to Florence via Gare Routiere, Gare Routiere, Antibes, Ventimiglia, Pisa Centrale, and Pisa C.Le in around 9 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from French Riviera to Florence via Gare Routiere, Ch. Du Puy, Antibes, Nice Airport, Aéroport / Promenade, Alberti / Gioffredo, Nice, Viareggio, and P.Za D'Azeglio Nord in around 9 h 49 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Nice to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Nice to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Nice to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Antibes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Ventimiglia to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Firenze Campo Marte
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Tiburtina Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Viareggio
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
VaiBus
Phone
800 570530
Website
vaibus.it
Bus from P.Za D'Azeglio Nord to Via Ponte Alle Mosse 10
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
vaibus.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Nice, Nice to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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