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There are 8 ways to get from Kos to Florence by plane, train, car ferry, bus, ferry, bus and ferry or car

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Fly to Florence  •  9h 20m

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

€65 - €285

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  7h 10m

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

€39 - €194

6 alternative options

Car ferry, bus, train via Venice  •  44h 24m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Katapola
  2. Take the car ferry from Katapola to Piraeus
  3. Take the bus from Piraeus to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
  5. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

€210 - €461

Ferry, bus  •  47h 51m

  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

€130 - €196

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Vathy, Samos
  2. Take the car ferry from Vathy to Kavala
  3. Take the bus from Kavala to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Florence

Car ferry, bus, train  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Piraeus to Blagoevgrad
  3. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Rimini
  5. Take the train from Rimini to Firenze S.M.N. Re

€222 - €366

Car ferry, Bus and Ferry, train  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Vathy, Samos
  2. Take the car ferry from Vathy to Kavala
  3. Take the Bus and Ferry from Kavala to Bologna
  4. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

€269 - €524

Car ferry, drive  •  28h 6m

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

€364 - €584

Greece → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Greece

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Greece

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Greece.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Florence is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Florence is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Greece from Italy.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kos to Florence is to fly and train which costs €35 - €200 and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Kos to Florence is to fly and train which costs €35 - €200 and takes 7h 10m.

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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 car ferry and bus and train via Venice which takes 44h 24m and costs €210 - €470.

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It takes approximately 9h 20m 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 11h 20m and has one stopover.

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Florence is 1h behind Kos. It is currently 11:32 PM in Kos and 10:32 PM in Florence.

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and 12 other airlines offer flights from Kos Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 1848+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at €75 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 20m

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

Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and 18 other airlines fly from Kos to Florence every 2 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Kos to Florence via Athens, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Kos to Florence via Rhodes, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Flights from Kos to Florence via Bari, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Kos to Florence via Milan Malpensa, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Kos to Florence via Venice, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Kos to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €480
Flights from Kos to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €280
Flights from Kos to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Kos to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €700
Flights from Kos to Florence via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Kos to Florence via Athens, Santorini
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Kos to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Kos to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €280
Flights from Kos to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €260
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Kos to Florence via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Kos to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €120
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Kos to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €380
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Kos to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €380
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Kos to Bologna via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€95 - €330
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 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
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
38 min
Frequency
4 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 Mestre to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€20 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
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
Train from Rimini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €28
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€25 - €28
Bus operators
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Piraeus to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€66
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Piraeus to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Piraeus to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
16h 56m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Yubim
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
€13 - €19
Website
MetroTurizm
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10
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
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Kavala to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Schedules at
avtogari.info
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Chona
Phone
0888 302 311
Email
chona@abv.bg
Website
chona.alle.bg
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
chona.alle.bg
Trans5
Website
trans5.bg
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Schedules at
trans5.bg
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
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kavala to Bologna
Ave. Duration
35h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€190 - €290
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Kos to Katapola
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€28 - €85
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€49 - €52
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€55 - €75
Economy
€28 - €35
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€45 - €60
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€65 - €85
Car ferry from Katapola to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€52 - €56
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€60 - €80
Economy
€30 - €45
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€55 - €65
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€75 - €90
Car ferry from Kos to Vathy, Samos
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€51 - €55
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€60 - €75
Economy
€30 - €40
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€50 - €65
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€70 - €90
Car ferry from Kos to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €110
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€59 - €63
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€70 - €90
Economy
€40 - €60
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€65 - €85
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€90 - €110
Economy
€62
CABIN A2 outside
€93
CABIN A3 outside
€84
CABIN A4 outside
€84
Car ferry from Kos to Kálymnos
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€44 - €48
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€50 - €65
Economy
€20 - €26
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€35 - €50
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€55 - €70
Dodecanese Flying Dolphins
Phone
+302241304030
Email
info@12fd.gr
Website
12fd.gr
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€38
Website
Dodecanese Flying Dolphins
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Vathy to Kavala
Ave. Duration
16h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €100
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Business
€45 - €70
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€75 - €100
Economy
€40 - €55
4 Bed Inside Cabin
€60 - €85
Dodekanisos Seaways
Phone
+30 22410 70590
Email
info@12ne.gr
Website
12ne.gr
Car ferry from Kos to Kalymnos
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Dodekanisos Seaways

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