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There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Florence by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from München Ost to Bologna Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$65 - $124

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Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Florence, Florence N531

$35 - $60

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Bus, train  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano
  2. Take the train from Bolzano/Bozen to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station Bz-Rm

$98 - $153

Train Trenitalia  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Firenze S.Maria Novella En

$55 - $120

Drive  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Florence 405.8 miles

$95 - $150

Subway, fly to Florence  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Florence (FLR) MUC - FLR

$81 - $268

Fly to Pisa, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Pisa (PSA) MUC - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$101 - $359

Fly to Bologna, train  •  5 h 13 min

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

$84 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Florence is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Florence is to subway and fly which costs 70€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Florence, Florence. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 4 min.

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The distance between Munich and Florence is 485 km. The road distance is 649.2 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Florence without a car is to train which takes 7 h 6 min and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Munich to Florence, including transfers.

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Munich to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Munich to Florence train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Ost station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Florence is to train which takes 7 h 6 min and costs 55€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Florence.
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  • Distance: 303.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Munich to Florence via Bologna Centrale and Bologna C.Le in around 7 h 6 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Florence once a week. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Munich to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Ost to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
bahn.de
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
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 Bolzano/Bozen to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
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 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
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$100 - $120
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
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Munich to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence, Florence station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Florence is 649 km. It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to drive from Munich to Florence.

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Air Dolomiti offers flights from Munich Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5962+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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