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There are 7 ways to get from Kos to Florence by plane, train, ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly to Florence

  1. Fly from Kos (KGS) to Florence (FLR)

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Fly to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from Kos (KGS) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Fly to Rome, train

  1. Fly from Kos (KGS) to Rome (FCO)
  2. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.M.N.

Ferry, bus, train

  1. Take the ferry from Kos to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Piraeus Port Astiggos to Patras Othonos kai Amalias
  3. Take the ferry from Patras to Ancona M.Ma
  4. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
  5. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Ferry, train, Bus

  1. Take the ferry from Kos to Piraeus
  2. Take the train from Athens to Larissa
  3. Take the Bus from Larissa to Bologna
  4. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Kos to Bodrum
  2. Take the bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Florence

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Kalymnos
  2. Take the car ferry from Kalymnos to Turgutreis
  3. Drive from Turgutreis to Florence

Kos to Florence by ferry, bus, taxi and train

7 Weekly Services
41h 37m Average Duration
€142 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Florence is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Kos to Florence is to fly and train which costs €35 - €230 and takes 6h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Kos to Florence is to fly and train which costs €35 - €230 and takes 6h 37m.

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The distance between Kos and Florence is 1557 km.

The best way to get from Kos to Florence without a car is to ferry and bus and train which takes 41h 37m and costs €140 - €470.

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It takes approximately 9h 31m to get from Kos to Florence, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kos Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 55m and has one stopover.

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Florence is 1h behind Kos. It is currently 3:35 AM in Kos and 2:35 AM in Florence.

Edelweiss Air, Swiss, Ryanair and five other airlines offer flights from Kos Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 2212+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Kos to Kos Airport is to bus which takes 1h and costs €2 - €4.

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Map of how to get from Kos to Florence.
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  • Distance: 1556.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 31m

What companies run services between Kos, Greece and Florence, Italy?

Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines and 17 other airlines fly from Kos to Florence every 4 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Kos to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €360
Flights from Kos to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €480
Flights from Kos to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €480
Flights from Kos to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €380
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Kos to Florence via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Flights from Kos to Bologna via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €220
Flights from Kos to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Kos to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Kos to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €160
Flights from Kos to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Kos to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Kos to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €250
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Kos to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €190
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Kos to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €550
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€40 - €65
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
36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
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 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €23
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
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 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€31 - €34
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €28
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€25 - €28
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Larissa
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €22
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Airport
€10
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Piraeus Port Astiggos to Patras Othonos kai Amalias
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Union Ivkoni
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Larissa to Bologna
Ave. Duration
31h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€120 - €190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €18
Website
MetroTurizm
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
€21 - €30
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
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Ferry from Kos to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €110
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€57 - €61
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€70 - €85
Economy
€40 - €55
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€65 - €80
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€85 - €110
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Ferry from Kos to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Business
€40 - €60
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€70 - €90
Economy
€30 - €45
4 Bed Inside Cabin
€50 - €75
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Patras to Ancona M.Ma
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €260
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
€84
Aircraft-type seats
€99
2 bed inside cabin
€256
3 bed outside cabin
€220 - €260
Skymarine
Phone
+302241304030
Email
info@sky-marine.gr
Website
12fd.gr
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17
Website
Skymarine
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Dodekanisos Seaways
Phone
+30 22410 70590
Email
info@12ne.gr
Website
12ne.gr
Car ferry from Kos to Kalymnos
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Dodekanisos Seaways

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