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There are 12 ways to get from London to Florence by plane, train, car, car train, bus, bus and ferry, night train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly London City to Florence  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Florence (FLR) LCY - FLR

$100 - $348

Cheapest option

Fly London Stansted to Pisa, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Pisa (PSA) STN - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$66 - $269

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Fly London Gatwick to Florence  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Florence (FLR) LGW - FLR

$102 - $418

Fly London Heathrow to Pisa, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Pisa (PSA) LHR - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$103 - $361

Fly London Heathrow to Bologna, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bologna (BLQ) LHR - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$111 - $362

Fly London Gatwick to Pisa, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Pisa (PSA) LGW - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$77 - $379

Train  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$261 - $466

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  6. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Florence

$487 - $574

Bus  •  26 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Massy to Florence, Florence N521

$103 - $180

Bus and ferry, bus  •  27 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Firenze

$151 - $288

Train, night train  •  16 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale En
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$195 - $436

Drive, car ferry  •  15 h 27 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Florence

$241 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from London to Florence is to fly and train which costs £50 - £210 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Florence is to fly which costs £75 - £270 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Florence. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Firenze via Lille and Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Florence. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 53 min.

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The distance between London and Florence is 755 miles.

The best way to get from London to Florence without a car is to train which takes 12 h 53 min and costs £200 - £360.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from London to Florence, including transfers.

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London to Florence bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from London Victoria station.

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London to Florence train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Florence is to fly which takes 4 h 44 min and costs £75 - £270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £200 - £360 and takes 12 h 53 min, you could also bus, which costs £75 - £140 and takes 26 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Florence.
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  • Distance: 754.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

What companies run services between London, England and Florence, Italy?

British Airways, KLM and two other airlines fly from London to Florence every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London to Florence via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 12 h 53 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa via Bari
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Train operators
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 Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Trenitalia Frecce

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 C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Massy to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Firenze
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $190
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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London to Florence bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Firenze station.

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Florence is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 5:35 AM in London and 6:35 AM in Florence.

London to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from London City Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5417+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £3 - £4.

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