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There are 5 ways to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Florence N523

€22 - €27

4 alternative options

Train  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Pisa Centrale Ic
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Re

€30 - €56

Drive  •  4h 27m

  1. Drive from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence 423.5 km

€50 - €80

Fly to Florence  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Florence (FLR) NCE - FLR

€76 - €236

Fly to Bologna, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Bologna (BLQ) NCE - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

€70 - €204

Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence by bus

The bus journey time between Villefranche-sur-Mer and Florence is around 5h 45m and covers a distance of around 435 km. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 45m. Operated by FlixBus, the Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence bus service departs from Nice and arrives in Florence. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
5h 45m
Fastest bus time:
5h 45m
Bus distance:
435 km
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€22
Carbon emissions:
54 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
23:40
Last bus departs at:
23:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence bus schedules

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This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Cyprus, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area and Cyprus
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This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Florence is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Florence is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Florence is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence is to bus which costs €22 - €27 and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence is to drive which costs €50 - €80 and takes 4h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nice and arriving at Florence. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence. However, there are services departing from Villefranche Sur Mer and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Ventimiglia and Pisa Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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It is 316 km from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence. It is approximately 423.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence without a car is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs €22 - €27.

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The bus from Nice to Florence takes 5h 45m including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice station.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Ventimiglia station.

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The best way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs €22 - €27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €29 - €60 and takes 7h 21m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €240 and takes 6h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence.
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  • Distance: 316.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Villefranche-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France and Florence, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Nice to Florence 4 times a week. Tickets cost €22 - €27 and the journey takes 5h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence via Ventimiglia and Pisa Centrale in around 7h 21m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Flights from Nice to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €450
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€170 - €450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Nice to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €480
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Nice to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nice to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €900
Train operators
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 Ventimiglia to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
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 Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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 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
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice to Florence
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence station.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence is 423 km. It takes approximately 4h 27m to drive from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence.

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Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and six other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Villefranche-sur-Mer to Florence bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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