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There are 11 ways to get from Istanbul to Florence by plane, train, bus, night train, bus and ferry or car

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Fly to Florence  •  6h 27m

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

129€ - 326€

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Bus  •  34h 12m

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

85€ - 129€

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Fly to Bologna, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Bologna (BLQ) IST - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

110€ - 282€

Fly to Pisa, bus  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Pisa (PSA) IST - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Fly to Rome, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Rome (FCO) IST - FCO
  2. Take the train from Fiumicino Aeroporto to Firenze Campo Marte

116€ - 306€

Fly to Venice, train  •  6h 42m

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

137€ - 355€

Bus, train  •  34h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Graz
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Bruck/Mur to Venezia Mestre Rj
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

142€ - 239€

Night train, bus  •  37h 5m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Florence

88€ - 130€

Bus, Bus and Ferry, train  •  46h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogar to Xanthi
  2. Take the Bus and Ferry from Xanthi to Bologna
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

206€ - 350€

Night train, train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the night train from Videle to Wien Hbf
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

156€ - 304€

Drive  •  18h 28m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Florence 1952.5 km

240€ - 350€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Florence is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Florence is to bus which costs 700 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 34h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Florence is to fly and train which costs 950 ₺ - 2.500 ₺ and takes 4h 57m.

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It is 1483 km from Istanbul to Florence. It is approximately 1952.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Florence without a car is to bus which takes 34h 12m and costs 700 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 27m to get from Istanbul to Florence, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Florence is to fly which takes 6h 27m and costs 1.100 ₺ - 2.900 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 700 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 34h 12m.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 40m and has one stopover.

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Florence is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 6:43 AM in Istanbul and 5:43 AM in Florence.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Florence is 1953 km. It takes approximately 18h 28m to drive from Istanbul to Florence.

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Swiss, Vueling Airlines, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Florence Airport.

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  • Distance: 1482.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 27m

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

KLM, Air France and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Florence every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Florence via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, and Sofia in around 34h 12m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 270€
Flights from Istanbul to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Flights from Istanbul to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Istanbul to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
65€ - 550€
Flights from Istanbul to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
153€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Istanbul to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 350€
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Fiumicino Aeroporto to Firenze Campo Marte
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
23€ - 35€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
20€ - 28€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
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 Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
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 Mestre to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
20€ - 29€
Smart Low Cost
18€ - 26€
Smart Flex
35€ - 55€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Bruck/Mur to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€ - 10€
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
5€ - 7€
Regional Train Ticket
3€ - 5€
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
8€ - 10€
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
12€ - 15€
1st Class
15€ - 19€
Night train from Halkali to Videle
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
15€ - 18€
1st Class
18€ - 23€
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
MetroTurizm
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
22h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
46€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Sofia to Florence
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Xanthi to Bologna
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
190€ - 290€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr

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