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There are 10 ways to get from Saint-Étienne to Florence by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

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Bus  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Saint Etienne Gare SNCF Châteaucreux to Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur - Sofia Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Florence N528

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Train via Turin  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

Train, bus  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Torino - Bus station
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

Drive  •  7h 28m

  1. Drive from Saint-Étienne to Florence 763.8 km

Train to Lyon, fly to Florence  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Florence (FLR) LYS - FLR

Train to Lyon, fly to Bologna, train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Train, train to Geneva, fly to Florence  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Florence (FLR) GVA - FLR

Train to Lyon, fly to Venice, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE) LYS - VCE
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.

Train to Lyon, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LYS - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Saint-Étienne to Florence by train

14 Weekly Trains
8h 34m Average Duration
€58 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Florence is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 12h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Florence is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €85 - €280 and takes 5h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saint-Étienne to Florence. However, there are services departing from Saint Etienne Gare SNCF Châteaucreux and arriving at Florence via Turin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint-Étienne to Florence. However, there are services departing from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Lyon Part Dieu and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 34m.

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The distance between Saint-Étienne and Florence is 573 km. The road distance is 763.8 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Étienne to Florence without a car is to train which takes 8h 34m and costs €55 - €180.

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It takes approximately 8h 34m to get from Saint-Étienne to Florence, including transfers.

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Saint-Étienne to Florence bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Saint Etienne Gare SNCF Châteaucreux station.

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Saint-Étienne to Florence train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux station.

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The best way to get from Saint-Étienne to Florence is to train which takes 8h 34m and costs €55 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 12h 45m.

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  • Distance: 572.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 34m

What companies run services between Saint-Étienne, France and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Saint-Étienne to Florence via Lyon Part Dieu and Milano Centrale in around 8h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saint-Étienne to Florence via Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Turin in around 12h 45m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Rennes, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€290 - €1400
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Flights from Geneva to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€260 - €600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €270
Train operators
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 Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
Train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €23
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€8 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €23
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€20 - €29
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €31
1st Class
€20 - €24
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€37 - €40
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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 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 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
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
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 Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€20 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
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 Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €75
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€28 - €40
Smart Low Cost
€26 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €75
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Mestre to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€20 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
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 Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
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 Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Bus operators
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 Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Saint Etienne Gare SNCF Châteaucreux to Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 Turin to Florence
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
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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There is no direct flight from Lyon Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Saint-Étienne to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint-Étienne to Florence is 764 km. It takes approximately 7h 28m to drive from Saint-Étienne to Florence.

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Vueling Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Aegean Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Florence Airport.

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