Take the train, leave the City of Lights after breakfast and arrive in the Tuscan city in no time for dinner. It’s more scenic than flying and definitely less stressful than driving! Relax and enjoy the scenery as your high-speed train travels to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station. Instead of browsing flight sites, why not treat yourself to a first-class ticket and travel from Paris to Florence in style?
Forget about long check-in times or making your way out of the city to airports. Your departure and arrival stations are all centrally located. The fastest way to reach the art and architecture of Florence is to depart early in the morning on high-speed SNCF, Italo or Frecciarossa trains. Or, take an overnight route, snuggled up in a comfortable couchette and arrive in time for an extra day's sightseeing. All routes involve a connection, usually at Milano Centrale Station. Whichever service you choose, enjoy spacious seats, power sockets, WiFi, toilets and buffet services.
Once in Florence, there's no lengthy wait for your luggage. Hop off the train and head for the city sights. Put the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo at the top of your list then check below for more information about train times, ticket prices and much more.
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 Paris to Florence by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Paris and Florence is 14 hours and 16 minutes, with around 13 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Florence is 9 hours and 17 minutes.
Train tickets from Paris to Florence can start from as little as $55.88 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Paris to Florence. Travelling from Paris to Florence by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Paris to Florence leaves at 05:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to Florence leaves at 07:25. 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.
Trains travelling from Paris to Florence cover a distance of around 551 miles (886 km) during the journey.