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Taking the train from Bern to Florence in 5 hours 30 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Bern to Florence? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 8 hours 32 minutes to travel the 462 km from Bern to Florence by train, although you can get there in as little as 5 hours 30 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 20 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either Frecciarossa, Frecciargento or Trenitalia. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Bern to Florence start from $45.70 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Florence? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Bern to Florence by train

It takes an average of 8h 32m to travel from Bern to Florence by train, over a distance of around 287 miles (462 km). There are normally 20 trains per day traveling from Bern to Florence and tickets for this journey start from $45.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 30m
PriceFrom $45.70
Distance287 miles (462 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train04:38
Last train23:39
Departure stationBern
Arrival stationFlorence
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsItabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, SBB CFF FFS, Italo, Trenord, Calanda Viaggi (Bus), Autolinee Federico, Marino, Appennino, ÖBB, BlaBlaCar Bus, Simet Bus S.P.A.

Bern to Florence train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bern to Florence for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:02 15:04 7h 2m, 4 changes
10:34 16:04 5h 30m, 1 change
10:39 17:50 7h 11m, 2 changes
11:07 17:50 6h 43m, 3 changes
12:34 18:04 5h 30m, 1 change
13:07 19:04 5h 57m, 2 changes
14:00 21:04 7h 4m, 2 changes
14:02 21:04 7h 2m, 3 changes
15:10 05:31 14h 21m, 4 changes
16:00 05:38 13h 38m, 5 changes

Trenitalia, SBB, Italo and ÖBB trains from Bern to Florence

You can travel from Bern to Florence on Trenitalia, SBB, Italo and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Bern to Florence

The price of train tickets from Bern to Florence starts at $45.70 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bern to Florence by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bern to Florence

Want to know more about your journey from Bern to Florence? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bern to Florence take?

The average journey time by train between Bern and Florence is 8 hours and 32 minutes, with around 20 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bern and Florence by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bern to Florence is 5 hours and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Bern to Florence cost?

Train tickets from Bern to Florence can start from as little as $45.70 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bern to Florence?

No, there are no direct train services from Bern to Florence. Travelling from Bern to Florence by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Bern to Florence leave?

The first train from Bern to Florence leaves at 04:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bern to Florence leave?

The last train from Bern to Florence leaves at 23:39. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bern and Florence by train?

Trains travelling from Bern to Florence cover a distance of around 287 miles (462 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Florence to Bern.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bern to Florence for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/23/2022 for travel on 08/23/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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