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There are 7 ways to get from Saint-Étienne to Florence by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly to Florence  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Perrache
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Florence (FLR) LYS - FLR

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Bus  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Etienne to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Perrache Bus Station to Florence 1501 / ...

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Train, fly to Bologna  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Perrache
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Train  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu C18 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

Bus, train  •  11h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Etienne to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  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

Train via Turin  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu C18 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux K16 / ...
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

Drive  •  7h 28m

  1. Drive from Saint-Étienne to Florence 763.8 km

Saint-Étienne to Florence by train

24 Weekly Trains
11h 3m Average Duration
€158 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Florence is to bus and train which costs €55 - €130 and takes 11h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Florence is to train and fly which takes 5h 59m and costs €75 - €250.

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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, Geneve and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 3m.

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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 11h 3m and costs €150 - €380.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Saint-Étienne to Florence, including transfers.

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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 11h 3m and costs €150 - €380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €100 and takes 12h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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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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Map of how to get from Saint-Étienne to Florence.
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  • Distance: 572.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

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, Geneve, and Milano Centrale in around 11h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saint-Étienne to Florence via Lyon, Perrache Bus Station, Florence, and Villa Costanza in around 12h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €700
Flights from Lyon to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Lyon to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €600
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€330 - €900
Flights from Lyon to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €280
Train operators
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €17
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€9 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €17
Train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €18
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €18
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€20 - €30
Rail 1st Class
€29 - €40
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €20
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€11 - €17
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €20
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Phone
+41 848 44 66 88
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
Train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
Trenitalia Frecce
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
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
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
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 06 8937 1892
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €40
Website
https://www.italotreno.it/en
Smart Economy
€14 - €19
Smart Low Cost
€9 - €11
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €65
Website
https://www.italotreno.it/en
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€21 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €65
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €80
Website
https://www.italotreno.it/en
Smart Economy
€29 - €40
Smart Low Cost
€29 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €80
Trenitalia
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
€7 - €14
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€8 - €14
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
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 Intercity
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 - €11
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Website
https://www.nightjet.com/en/#/home
Sleeper Carriage
€130 - €150
Seating Carriage
€22 - €45
Couchette Carriage
€75 - €95
TGV inOui
Phone
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€18 - €24
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€35 - €55
1st Class
€55 - €75
Bus operators
BlaBlaCar Bus
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Saint-Etienne to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
Bus from Saint-Etienne to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Florence
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saint-Étienne to Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Perrache Bus Station to Florence
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
https://www.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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