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There are 12 ways to get from Istanbul to Florence by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train 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 Ataturk to Florence  •  8 h 27 min

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

$87 - $384

Cheapest option

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna, train  •  7 h 55 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

$67 - $222

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Pisa, train  •  6 h 43 min

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

$107 - $285

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna, train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$85 - $326

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Venice, train  •  8 h 6 min

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

$113 - $387

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Rome, train  •  7 h 46 min

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

$102 - $358

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  27 h 34 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 / ...

$196 - $323

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 - $152

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

$186 - $276

Night train, train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj / ...
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$229 - $377

Drive  •  18 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Florence 1222.1 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Florence is to bus which costs 500 ₺ - 900 ₺ 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 480 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 6 h 40 min.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Florence without a car is to bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 27 h 34 min and costs 1.100 ₺ - 1.900 ₺.

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It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to get from Istanbul to Florence, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Florence is to fly which takes 8 h 27 min and costs 490 ₺ - 2.200 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 500 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 32 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Istanbul to Florence bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, arrive at Florence station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Florence.
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  • Distance: 926.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 27 min

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

Lufthansa, Air France and 12 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 Ataturk to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Florence via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Rome via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
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 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
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 Roma Tiburtina to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Rimini to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$27 - $32
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 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
Every 4 hours
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
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 Wien HBF to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
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
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $30
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
Every 4 hours
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 - $90
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
$10 - $14
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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Florence is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 10:21 AM in Istanbul and 8:21 AM in Florence.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Florence is 1955 km. It takes approximately 18 h 59 min to drive from Istanbul to Florence.

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Air Dolomiti, Air Moldova, AtlasGlobal and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5417+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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