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There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Florence by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Paris CDG to Florence  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Florence (FLR) CDG - FLR

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Bus  •  17h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Florence BlaBlaCar / ...

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Fly Paris Orly to Florence  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Florence (FLR) ORY - FLR

Fly Paris CDG to Bologna, train  •  5h 18m

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

Fly Paris Orly to Pisa, bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Pisa (PSA) ORY - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Train  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

Train via Milan  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella 9951 / ...

Bus via Paris - Massy-Palaiseau  •  17h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Paris - Massy-Palaiseau to Florence N521

Drive  •  11h 1m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Florence 1165.4 km

Paris to Florence by train

14 Weekly Trains
9h 21m Average Duration
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from France.

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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
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  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport

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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.

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The cost-effective way to get from Paris to Florence is to bus, which costs €30 - €70 and takes 17h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Florence is to fly which costs €75 - €230 and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Florence. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 21m.

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The distance between Paris and Florence is 885 km. The road distance is 1165.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Florence without a car is to train which takes 9h 21m and costs €75 - €200.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Paris to Florence, including transfers.

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Paris to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Florence is to fly which takes 4h 29m and costs €80 - €260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €75 - €200 and takes 9h 21m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €70 and takes 17h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from Paris to Florence.
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  • Distance: 885.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Florence, Italy?

Air France, Alitalia and four other airlines fly from Magenta to Florence every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris Bercy to Florence via Milano Centrale in around 9h 21m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €360
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
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 Station 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 Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€21 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
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 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€100 - €115
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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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
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
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Florence
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Florence
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris - Massy-Palaiseau to Florence
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
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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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Florence is 1165 km. It takes approximately 11h 1m to drive from Paris to Florence.

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Alitalia, Swiss and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 2208+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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