There are 10 ways to get from Heidelberg to Florence by train, plane, bus or car

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 to Frankfurt, fly to Florence  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Florence (FLR) FRA - FLR

$119 - $385

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Bus to Hahn, fly to Pisa, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Hahn, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport TA
  2. Fly from Hahn (HHN) to Pisa (PSA) HHN - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$45 - $318

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Bologna, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bologna (BLQ) FRA - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$122 - $407

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Pisa (PSA) FRA - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$114 - $756

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Pisa (PSA) STR - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$117 - $391

Train via Basel SBB  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$171 - $302

Train  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$120 - $293

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Bozen N277
  2. Take the bus from Bozen to Florence, Florence N531

$55 - $91

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Firenze

$124 - $211

Drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Florence 558.7 miles

$130 - $200

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No, there is no direct bus from Heidelberg to Florence. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Florence, Florence via Bozen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Florence. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Florence is 656 km. The road distance is 894 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Florence without a car is to train which takes 9 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Heidelberg to Florence, including transfers.

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

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Heidelberg to Florence train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Florence is to train which takes 9 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Florence.
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  • Distance: 409.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Heidelberg, Germany and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Florence via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Milano Centrale in around 9 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Florence via Bozen in around 13 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Stuttgart to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Hahn to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
bahn.de
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 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 Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
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 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 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
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
Bus from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Hahn, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport TA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg to Bozen
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bozen to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Heidelberg to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Firenze
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Heidelberg to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Florence is 894 km. It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to drive from Heidelberg to Florence.

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Air Dolomiti, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Heidelberg to Florence train tickets online with Loco2, Rome2rio and four other operators.

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