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There are 5 ways to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Florence by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Arth-Goldau 2-Y
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$56 - $103

4 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Gallen to Lainate - Villoresi
  2. Take the bus from Lainate to Florenz A1

$90 - $121

Train, bus  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Chur 78-Y
  2. Take the bus from Chur, Chur PostAutostation to Florence, Florence N77

$70 - $124

Drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Sankt Gallen to Florence 397.7 miles

$95 - $140

Train, fly  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Rapperswil to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR

$105 - $407

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The cheapest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Florence is to train which costs SFr 55 - SFr 110 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Florence is to train and fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 410 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canton of St. Gallen to Florence. However, there are services departing from Saint Gallen and arriving at Leopolda via Lainate and Uscita Firenze Impruneta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canton of St. Gallen to Florence. However, there are services departing from St. Gallen and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Arth-Goldau and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 4 min.

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The distance between Canton of St. Gallen and Florence is 404 km. The road distance is 636.3 km.

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The best way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Florence without a car is to train which takes 7 h 4 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Florence, including transfers.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Florence bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Saint Gallen station.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Florence train services, operated by Südostbahn, depart from St. Gallen station.

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The best way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Florence is to train which takes 7 h 4 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 130 and takes 9 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Florence.
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  • Distance: 252.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 4 min

What companies run services between Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Sankt Gallen to Florence via Arth-Goldau and Milano Centrale in around 7 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sankt Gallen to Florence via Lainate - Villoresi, Lainate, Florenz A1, and Uscita Firenze Impruneta in around 9 h 46 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Chur
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Rapperswil to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Saint Gallen to Lainate - Villoresi
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Lainate to Florenz A1
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com
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 Chur, Chur PostAutostation to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Florence bus services, operated by Calanda Viaggi, arrive at Florenz A1 station.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canton of St. Gallen to Florence is 636 km. It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to drive from Canton of St. Gallen to Florence.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5442+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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