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There are 9 ways to get from Waldenburg to Florence by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Lugano  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the train from Olten to Lugano Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

€52 - €131

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Bus  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Florence N524 / ...

€44 - €82

7 alternative options

Train  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Liestal to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

€118 - €251

Train, bus  •  13h 32m

  1. Take the train from Olten to Brunnen Ir26
  2. Take the bus from Brunnen Main Train Station to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station Singen Hohentwielstadion - Serra San Bruno Eni / ...

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Waldenburg to Florence 614.1 km

€75 - €110

Fly Basel to Florence  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Florence (FLR) BSL - FLR

€87 - €306

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence  •  5h 54m

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

€85 - €186

Fly Basel to Bologna, train  •  8h 30m

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

€77 - €245

Train to Zurich, fly to Bologna, train  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Olten to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bologna (BLQ) ZRH - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

€130 - €245

Waldenburg to Florence by bus and train

The journey time between Waldenburg and Florence is around 10h 7m and covers a distance of around 633 km. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 9m. Operated by TNW, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Waldenburg to Florence service departs from Waldenburg, Bahnhof and arrives in Firenze S.M.N.. Typically 51 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 7m
Fastest journey time:
7h 9m
Services per week:
51
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:28
Last service departs at:
20:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waldenburg to Florence bus and train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Florence is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Waldenburg to Florence is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 95 and takes 11h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Waldenburg to Florence is to train and fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 210 and takes 5h 54m.

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The distance between Waldenburg and Florence is 484 km. The road distance is 614.1 km.

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The best way to get from Waldenburg to Florence without a car is to train via Lugano which takes 8h 34m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 8h 34m to get from Waldenburg to Florence, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Waldenburg to Florence is to train via Lugano which takes 8h 34m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 95 and takes 11h 27m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 340 and takes 7h 19m.

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waldenburg to Florence is 614 km. It takes approximately 6h 12m to drive from Waldenburg to Florence.

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easyJet, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 1848+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Waldenburg to Florence.
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  • Distance: 484.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 34m

What companies run services between Waldenburg, Switzerland and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Waldenburg to Florence via Liestal, Bahnhof, Liestal, Olten, Lugano, and Milano Centrale in around 8h 34m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel SBB to Florence twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €2000
Flights from Basel to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €1600
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €1200
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €1300
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €160
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Basel to Florence via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €440
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €140
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €290
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €430
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €440
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 Olten to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Liestal to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Olten to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 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 Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Olten to Brunnen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 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
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel SBB to Florence
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
L'Aurora Viaggi
Phone
+39 0963 313116
Email
info@viaggiaurora.it
Website
viaggiaurora.it
Bus from Brunnen Main Train Station to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
L'Aurora Viaggi

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