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There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Florence by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Florence

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Florence (FLR)

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train

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

4 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Nice Airport
  2. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Genova
  3. Take the bus from Genoa Piazza della Vittoria Bus Stop to Florence Bus Station

Bus via Madrid

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Avenida de América
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Florence

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Santa Apolónia to Hendaye
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Massy Tgv
  3. Take the train from Massy Tgv to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N.

Drive

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Florence

Lisbon to Florence by bus

The bus journey time between Lisbon and Florence is around 3 days 2h and covers a distance of around 2488 km. This includes an average layover time of around 36h 10m. The fastest bus normally takes 2 days 14h. Operated by FlixBus, Comuto Pro and Busitalia Simet S.p.A., the Lisbon to Florence bus service departs from Lisbon Sete Rios and arrives in Florence Bus Station. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
38h 25m
Layover time:
36h 10m
Total time:
3 days 2h

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
2 days 14h
Bus distance:
2488 km
Buses per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
310 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:55
Last bus departs at:
05:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lisbon to Florence bus schedules

Portugal → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Israel, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion, Svalbard and Jan Mayen and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals who have visited Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States in the last 14 days
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Aruba, Dominican Republic, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Portugal

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Portugal.

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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
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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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 Portugal from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Florence is to fly and train which costs €29 - €200 and takes 6h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Florence is to fly which costs €65 - €130 and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Florence station. However, there are services departing from Lisbon Sete Rios and arriving at Florence Bus Station via Nice Airport and Genoa Piazza della Vittoria Bus Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Florence. However, there are services departing from Santa Apolónia and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Hendaye, Massy Tgv, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 12m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Florence is 1789 km. The road distance is 2238.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Florence without a car is to bus which takes 40h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Lisbon to Florence, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lisbon Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon to Florence train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Santa Apolónia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Florence is to fly which takes 5h 22m and costs €65 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 40h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Florence.
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  • Distance: 1788.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 22m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Florence, Italy?

TAP Portugal, Air France and four other airlines fly from Lisbon to Florence every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Florence via Nice Airport, Genova, and Genoa Piazza della Vittoria Bus Stop in around 40h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from Lisbon to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Flights from Lisbon to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €310
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Lisbon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€16 - €150
Flights from Lisbon to Bologna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €150
Flights from Lisbon to Bologna via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €150
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €290
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Flights from Lisbon to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €200
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 Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
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
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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Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Santa Apolónia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€75 - €110
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Massy Tgv
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€130 - €150
Train from Massy Tgv to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€80 - €95
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €65
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
31h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Comuto Pro
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nice Airport to Genova
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Comuto Pro
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€190 - €270
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Lisbon to Florence bus services, operated by Busitalia Simet S.p.A., arrive at Florence Bus Station.

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Florence is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 2:00 AM in Lisbon and 3:00 AM in Florence.

Lisbon to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Florence is 2238 km. It takes approximately 21h 9m to drive from Lisbon to Florence.

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TAP Portugal, Iberia, Air France and KLM offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 1827+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs €1 - €6.

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