There are 7 ways to get from Parma to Florence by train, bus and ferry, bus, rideshare or car

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

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Train  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Parma to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$25 - $40

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Rideshare  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Parma to Florence 120.1 miles

$10 - $12

5 alternative options

Train via Bologna C.Le  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Parma to Bologna C.Le Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$14 - $40

Bus and ferry  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Parma to Florence

$65 - $95

Bus via Florence, Florence  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Parma to Florence, Florence 518 / ...

$13 - $19

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Parma to Florence, Florence N526 / ...

$11 - $22

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Parma to Florence 116.6 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Parma and arriving at Florence. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Parma and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between Parma and Florence is 135 km. The road distance is 186.5 km.

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The best way to get from Parma to Florence without a car is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs .

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The train from Parma to Firenze S.Maria Novella takes 1 h 36 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Parma to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Parma station.

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Parma to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Parma station.

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The best way to get from Parma to Florence is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 51 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Parma to Florence.
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  • Distance: 84.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min

What companies run services between Parma, Italy and Florence, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Parma to Florence twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 36 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Parma to Florence 3 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min.

Train operators
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 Parma to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.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
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 Parma to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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
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
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Parma to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Parma to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Parma to Firenze
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
TTI Slr
Phone
+39081969167
Email
servizioclienti@leonettiroma.it
Website
leonettiroma.it
Bus from Parma, Viale Toschi to Florence, Piazzale Montelungo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
leonettiroma.it
Book at
ttisrl.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Parma to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Parma to Florence is 187 km. It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to drive from Parma to Florence.

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Book your Parma to Florence bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Parma and Florence. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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