There are 12 ways to get from Istanbul to Florence by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry 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.

Recommended option

Fly Istanbul to Florence  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Florence (FLR) IST - FLR

$87 - $388

Cheapest option

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna, train  •  7 h 56 min

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

$75 - $221

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Fly Istanbul to Pisa, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Pisa (PSA) IST - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$107 - $285

Fly Istanbul to Bologna, train  •  6 h 32 min

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

$93 - $326

Fly Istanbul to Venice, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Venice (VCE) IST - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$113 - $421

Fly Istanbul to Rome, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Rome (FCO) IST - FCO
  2. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$108 - $358

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Rome, train  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Rome (FCO) SAW - FCO
  2. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$105 - $333

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  27 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Bologna
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$203 - $320

Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  32 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to SITA Firenze Florentia Bus

$90 - $147

Bus Florentia Bus  •  33 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Florence

$119 - $191

Bus, train  •  38 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Rimini
  3. Take the train from Rimini to Firenze Smn Reg

$183 - $271

Drive  •  18 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Florence 1222.1 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Florence is to bus which costs 600 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 32 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Florence is to fly and train which costs 600 ₺ - 2.300 ₺ and takes 6 h 32 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Florence is 1483 km. The road distance is 1955.4 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Istanbul to Florence, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Florence. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Florence via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 45 min.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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Istanbul to Florence bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Florence.
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  • Distance: 926.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 44 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Florence, Italy?

Lufthansa, KLM and 11 other airlines fly from Istanbul to Florence hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Florence via Sofia, Central Station, Serdika, and Sofia Serdika in around 32 h 18 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Istanbul to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Istanbul to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Istanbul to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Rome via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Bologna via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Istanbul to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Rimini to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$26 - $32
Trenitalia Frecce
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 Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Venezia Mestre Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Tiburtina Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Bologna
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $280
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Sofia Serdika to SITA Firenze
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
atvo.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Sofia to Florence
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Rimini
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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