There are 8 ways to get from Switzerland to Florence by plane, train, bus 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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Fly Zurich to Florence  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR

$88 - $379

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Florence, Florence N524 / ...

$44 - $75

6 alternative options

Fly Geneva to Florence  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Florence (FLR) GVA - FLR

$50 - $253

Fly Basel to Pisa, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Pisa (PSA) BSL - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$54 - $368

Fly Geneva to Pisa, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Pisa (PSA) GVA - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$50 - $289

Train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$84 - $130

Bus Calanda Viaggi  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Zob Sihlquai to Florenz A1

$48 - $71

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Florence 369.2 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Florence is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 11 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Florence is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 370 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Florence. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Zuerich Hb and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Florence is 410 km. The road distance is 590.8 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Florence without a car is to train which takes 6 h 51 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Switzerland to Florence, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Florence is to fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 130 and takes 6 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 75 and takes 9 h 44 min.

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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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Switzerland 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 Switzerland to Florence.
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  • Distance: 256.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Florence, Italy?

Swiss flies from Zürich to Florence 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Florence via Zürich HB, Zuerich Hb, and Milano Centrale in around 6 h 51 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Train operators
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 Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Bus operators
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 Zurich to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Zürich Zob Sihlquai to Florenz A1
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com

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