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There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Florence by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Zurich, fly to Florence  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR

134€ - 366€

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Bus via Milan  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Milan, Milan 405 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence N528

39€ - 56€

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Fly Geneva to Milan Linate, train  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

100€ - 272€

Fly Geneva to Rome, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Rome (FCO) GVA - FCO
  2. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

72€ - 237€

Fly Geneva to Florence  •  3h 45m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Florence (FLR) GVA - FLR

68€ - 189€

Train to Lyon, fly to Bologna, train  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the train from Bellegarde to Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

143€ - 421€

Train  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella 9915 / ...

124€ - 243€

Bus  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Aosta 1404 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aosta Autostazione to Piazzale Montelungo

81€ - 162€

Drive  •  6h 9m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Florence 628.8 km

80€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Florence is to bus via Milan which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Florence is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 210 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Florence. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Florence, Florence via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Florence. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Firenze Santa Maria Novella via Milano Centrale Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 56m.

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The distance between Geneva and Florence is 483 km. The road distance is 628.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Florence without a car is to train which takes 6h 56m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Geneva to Florence, including transfers.

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Geneva to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Florence train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Florence is to fly which takes 3h 45m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 130 - SFr 260 and takes 6h 56m, you could also bus via Milan, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 10h 30m.

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  • Distance: 483 km
  • Duration: 6h 30m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Florence, Italy?

Swiss flies from Geneva to Florence once a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Florence via Milano Centrale and Milano Centrale Station in around 6h 56m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 350€
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 190€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Train operators
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 Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 150€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellegarde to Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
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 Roma Tiburtina to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
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 Geneva to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Aosta
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Aosta
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
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eurolines.ch
Grouppo Stat
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
gruppostat.com
Bus from Aosta Autostazione to Piazzale Montelungo
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 140€
Website
Grouppo Stat

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Geneva to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence, Florence station.

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Geneva to Florence train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Firenze Santa Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Florence is 629 km. It takes approximately 6h 9m to drive from Geneva to Florence.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Florence bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 7707+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 11 - SFr 40.

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