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There are 8 ways to get from Genoa to Florence by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Firenze Rifredi Fb / ...

19€ - 70€

Cheapest option

Bus via Monsummano Terme  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to MONTECATINI TERME - Stazione Ferroviaria Fermata Lazzi Baltour
  2. Take the bus from P.Za Italia, to Porta A Prato R03

10€ - 15€

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Train via Pisa  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Re

16€ - 67€

Bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 Baltour / ...

11€ - 60€

Bus via Pisa  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa Piazza della Vittoria to PISA - Via Pietrasantina Parcheggio Turin
  2. Take the bus from Pisa to Firenze 48

16€ - 17€

Rideshare  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the rideshare from Gênes to Florence 233.8 km

13€

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Genoa to Florence 228.2 km

29€ - 45€

Fly  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Florence (FLR) GOA - FLR

113€ - 415€

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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Florence is to rideshare which costs 13€ and takes 3h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Florence is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps and arriving at FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genova Brignole and arriving at Firenze Rifredi. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Genoa and Florence is 197 km. The road distance is 228.2 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Florence without a car is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs 19€ - 70€.

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The train from Genova Brignole to Firenze Rifredi takes 2h 38m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Genoa to Florence bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps station.

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Genoa to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Genova Brignole station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Florence is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs 19€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus via Monsummano Terme, which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 4h 22m, you could also fly, which costs 110€ - 420€ and takes 5h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Florence.
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  • Distance: 196.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 38m

What companies run services between Genoa, Italy and Florence, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Genova Brignole to Firenze Rifredi twice daily. Tickets cost 19€ - 70€ and the journey takes 2h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Genoa to Florence via MONTECATINI TERME - Stazione Ferroviaria Fermata Lazzi and P.Za Italia, in around 4h 22m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Genoa to Florence via Olbia, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Genoa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 1100€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Genoa to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Genoa to Florence via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
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 Genova Brignole to Firenze Rifredi
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
19€ - 27€
Base Standard
35€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
Train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
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 Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
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€
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to MONTECATINI TERME - Stazione Ferroviaria Fermata Lazzi
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Baltour
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Baltour
C.A.P. Consorzio Autolinee Pratesi
Phone
800 570530
Email
segreteria@capautolinee.it
Website
capautolinee.it
Bus from P.Za Italia, to Porta A Prato
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
C.A.P. Consorzio Autolinee Pratesi
VaiBus
Phone
800 570530
Website
lucca.cttnord.it
Bus from Piazza Italia to Porta A Prato
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
VaiBus
2nd Class
1€ - 3€
Grouppo Stat
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
gruppostat.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza della Vittoria to Piazzale Montelungo
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Grouppo Stat
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 Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lirosi Linee
InterSaj
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Gênes to Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
13€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Genoa Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Genoa to Florence bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 station.

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Genoa to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze Rifredi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Florence is 228 km. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Genoa to Florence.

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British Airways, Vueling Airlines, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Genoa Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Genoa to Florence train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Genoa to Florence bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 4413+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Genoa and Florence. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Genoa Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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