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There are 9 ways to get from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Paris CDG to Florence  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Florence (FLR) CDG - FLR

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Train to Paris Orly, fly to Florence  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Gare du Nord to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Florence (FLR) ORY - FLR

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Fly Paris CDG to Bologna, line 81 bus, train, bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bologna (BLQ) CDG - BLQ
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Santa Viola to Stazione Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  4. Take the bus from Autostazione Busitalia Firenze to Viale Della Giovane Italia

Fly Paris Orly to Bologna, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Bologna (BLQ) ORY - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Train  •  11h 7m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon Hall 1 - 2 to Turin Porta Susa 641
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

Train via Milan  •  11h 48m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon Hall 1 - 2 to Milano Porta Garibaldi 641
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

Train via Milan #2  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano P.Garibaldi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella 9931-33 / ...

Bus  •  19h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Florence N521

Drive  •  11h 10m

  1. Drive from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo 1168.3 km

Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo by walk, bus, train and tram

The journey time between Gare du Nord and Piazzale Michelangelo is around 11h 48m and covers a distance of around 1181 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 38m. Services are operated by Bus RATP, SNCF, Milan Trams and others. Typically 84 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

84 Weekly Services
11h 48m Average Duration
€119 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Italy from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Conditions of entry into Italy from France

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Piazzale Michelangelo is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Piazzale Michelangelo is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Piazzale Michelangelo is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Italy.

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Last updated: 12 Jan 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo is to bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 19h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo is to train and fly which costs €50 - €250 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo. However, there are services departing from Gare du Nord and arriving at Unita via Paris Gare de Lyon Hall 1 - 2, Torino Porta Susa and Alamanni - Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 7m.

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The distance between Gare du Nord and Piazzale Michelangelo is 889 km. The road distance is 1168.3 km.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo without a car is to train which takes 11h 7m and costs €110 - €270.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo, including transfers.

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Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Paris Gare de Lyon Hall 1 - 2 station.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs €65 - €250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €110 - €270 and takes 11h 7m, you could also bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 19h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Map of how to get from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo.
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  • Distance: 889 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Gare du Nord, Île-de-France, France and Piazzale Michelangelo, Italy?

Air France, Swiss and three other airlines fly from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo via Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon Hall 1 - 2, Torino Porta Susa, Firenze S.M.N., Alamanni - Stazione, and Unita in around 11h 7m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €420
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €440
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€80 - €440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €420
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Paris Orly to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Flights from Paris Orly to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €340
Flights from Paris Orly to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Train operators
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Gare du Nord to Antony
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Transilien
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€60 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
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 Paris Gare de Lyon Hall 1 - 2 to Turin Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €120
Rail 1st Class
€100 - €160
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon Hall 1 - 2 to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €180
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€95 - €140
Rail 1st Class
€120 - €180
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€120 - €150
1st Class
€140 - €170
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Florence
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo is 1168 km. It takes approximately 11h 10m to drive from Gare du Nord to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 2343+ hotels available in Piazzale Michelangelo. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €7.

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