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There are 11 ways to get from Luton to Prato by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Train to London City, fly to Florence  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Florence (FLR) LCY - FLR

76€ - 401€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Florence  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Luton to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Florence (FLR) LGW - FLR

66€ - 207€

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Bologna, train  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bologna (BLQ) LHR - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

84€ - 351€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Pisa, bus  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Pisa (PSA) LHR - PSA
  3. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Train to London Stansted, fly to Pisa, bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Pisa (PSA) STN - PSA
  3. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Train  •  16h 13m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

358€ - 939€

Train via Lagny-sur-Marne  •  16h 36m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  3. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

293€ - 734€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  32h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station 757 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to München
  3. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Prato

76€ - 117€

Bus  •  35h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station 757 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
  4. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza della Vittoria to Montecatini Terme

83€ - 140€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 24m

  1. Drive from Luton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Prato

332€ - 430€

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 16m

  1. Drive from Luton to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Prato

256€ - 430€

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

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

The social distance requirement in Prato is 1.5 metres.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Luton to Prato is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £65 - £100 and takes 32h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Luton to Prato is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost £65 - £350 and takes 6h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luton station to Prato. However, there are services departing from Luton Station Interchange and arriving at Prato via London and Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luton to Prato. However, there are services departing from Luton and arriving at Prato Centrale via London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv, Torino Porta Susa and Firenze S.M.N.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 13m.

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The distance between Luton and Prato is 1234 km.

The best way to get from Luton to Prato without a car is to train which takes 16h 13m and costs £300 - £850.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from Luton to Prato, including transfers.

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Luton to Prato bus services, operated by Green Line, depart from Luton Station Interchange.

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Luton to Prato train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Luton station.

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The best way to get from Luton to Prato is to train which takes 16h 13m and costs £300 - £850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £70 - £120 and takes 35h 23m.

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  • Distance: 1233.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 6m

What companies run services between Luton, England and Prato, Italy?

You can take a train from Luton to Prato via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv, Torino Porta Susa, and Firenze S.M.N. in around 16h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luton to Prato via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, London - Victoria Coach Station, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Fanti D'italia/Principe Fs, Buenos Aires 1/Lambruschini, Genova - Piazza della Vittoria, Montecatini Terme, and Montecatini Centro in around 35h 23m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 160€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 340€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 330€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 120€
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 180€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 450€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
180€ - 400€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
Train from Luton to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
30€ - 40€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
8€ - 23€
Off-Peak Single
14€ - 20€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
19€ - 28€
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
60€ - 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
Every 4 hours
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€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
120€ - 150€
Standard Premier
170€ - 220€
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 Lille Europe to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 140€
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 65€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 65€
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lille-Europe to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
170€ - 310€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
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
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Green Line
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to München
Ave. Duration
20h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich central bus station to Prato
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Blablabus
Grouppo Stat
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
gruppostat.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza della Vittoria to Montecatini Terme
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
Grouppo Stat
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Luton to Prato bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prato station.

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Prato is 1h ahead of Luton. It is currently 4:04 AM in Luton and 5:04 AM in Prato.

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

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Luxair and three other airlines offer flights from London City Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 1780+ hotels available in Prato. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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