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Taking the train from Florence to Berlin in 12 hours 34 minutes

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

It usually takes around 15 hours 49 minutes to travel the 985 km from Florence to Berlin by train, although you can get there in as little as 12 hours 34 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 12 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 ICE. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Florence to Berlin start from $53.71 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 Berlin? 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.

Florence to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 15h 49m to travel from Florence to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 612 miles (985 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from Florence to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from $53.71 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 12h 34m


612 miles (985 km)


12 trains per day


1 change


From $53.71

Train and bus operators

Autolinee Federico, Appennino, Marino, Itabus, Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia, ÖBB, Flixbus, Italo, SBB CFF FFS, Regiojet, Onebus, Trenord, Meridian, BlaBlaCar Bus, Calanda Viaggi (Bus)

Florence to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to Berlin for Tuesday Apr 4th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:47 18:23 13h 36m, 3 changes
07:36 20:22 12h 46m, 2 changes
09:55 22:29 12h 34m, 2 changes
10:55 04:35 17h 40m, 4 changes
11:10 04:35 17h 25m, 5 changes
13:55 05:25 15h 30m, 3 changes
14:55 09:15 18h 20m, 4 changes
14:55 09:25 18h 30m, 3 changes
17:20 10:22 17h 2m, 3 changes
21:07 12:45 15h 38m, 4 changes

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Florence to Berlin

You can travel from Florence to Berlin on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento 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.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

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).

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.

PhotoRob Dammers, under licence CC 2.0

Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.

Frecciarossa, Italo and Frecciargento classes from Florence to Berlin

Compare the different travel classes offered by Frecciarossa, Italo and Frecciargento when traveling from Florence to Berlin.

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Berlin

The price of train tickets from Florence to Berlin starts at $53.71 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 Florence to Berlin 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 Florence to Berlin

Want to know more about your journey from Florence to Berlin? 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 Florence to Berlin take?

The average journey time by train between Florence and Berlin is 15 hours and 49 minutes, with around 12 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 Florence and Berlin by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Berlin is 12 hours and 34 minutes.

How much does the train from Florence to Berlin cost?

Train tickets from Florence to Berlin can start from as little as $53.71 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 Florence to Berlin?

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

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

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

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

The last train from Florence to Berlin leaves at 22:07. 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 Florence and Berlin by train?

Trains travelling from Florence to Berlin cover a distance of around 612 miles (985 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin to Florence.

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