There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Florence by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 47 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

$76 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 35 min

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

$35 - $60

4 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Firenze Nord

$47 - $70

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Florence 369.2 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Florence  •  3 h 39 min

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

$79 - $376

Fly to Bologna, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bologna (BLQ) ZRH - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$121 - $392

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Florence is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 9 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Florence is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 380 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Florence is 451 km. The road distance is 590.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Zürich to Florence, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Florence, Florence. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Florence. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 47 min.

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Florence via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Florence once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
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
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Firenze Nord
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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