There are 11 ways to get from Istanbul to Florence by plane, train, bus, night 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.

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Florence  •  5h 52m

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

113€ - 217€

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Bus  •  33h 12m

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

88€ - 123€

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna, train  •  4h 35m

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

113€ - 546€

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Venice, train  •  6h 12m

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

128€ - 434€

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Florence  •  9h 8m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Florence (FLR) SAW - FLR

125€ - 807€

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Rome, train  •  6h 10m

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

124€ - 410€

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Pisa, bus  •  5h 21m

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

Bus, train  •  33h 59m

  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 / ...

159€ - 250€

Night bus, bus, train  •  37h 25m

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Rimini
  3. Take the train from Rimini to Firenze S.M.N. Re

162€ - 230€

Bus, Bus and Ferry, train  •  46h 20m

  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 Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

215€ - 372€

Drive  •  18h 51m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Florence 1959.1 km

260€ - 390€

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Florence is to bus which costs 600 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 33h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Florence is to fly and train which costs 800 ₺ - 4.000 ₺ and takes 4h 35m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Florence is 1483 km. The road distance is 1959.1 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Florence without a car is to bus which takes 33h 12m and costs 600 ₺ - 900 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m 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 5h 52m and costs 800 ₺ - 1.600 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 600 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 33h 12m.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 45m and has one stopover.

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Florence is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 3:38 PM in Istanbul and 1:38 PM in Florence.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Florence is 1959 km. It takes approximately 18h 51m to drive from Istanbul to Florence.

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  • Distance: 1482.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

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

Air France, KLM and 10 other airlines fly from Istanbul to Florence hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Florence via Otogar, Istanbul, and Sofia in around 33h 12m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Rome via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 480€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 440€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1200€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Florence via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
250€ - 800€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 400€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 750€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 370€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 750€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 450€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Milan Bergamo, Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Rome via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
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
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
20€ - 28€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
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€
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Italo Treno
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 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Rimini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
25€ - 28€
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
7€ - 9€
Base 2nd Class
13€ - 16€
Base 1st Class
22€ - 25€
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
"S� - Potni�ki promet, d.o.o."
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
slo-zeleznice.si
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
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€
Website
Has Turizm
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Schedules at
matpu.com
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
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
22h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
56€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Huntur
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Rimini
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
140€ - 190€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
MetroTurizm
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Bologna
Ave. Duration
37h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
200€ - 310€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr

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

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There are 4615+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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