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Travelling from Venice to Florence by train in less than 2 hours

Thinking of taking a trip to the Tuscan capital and need more information on how to take the train from Venice to Florence? We’ve got you covered! 

Roughly, the distance from Venice to Florence is 127 miles, and the average train time is 2h 22m, but can take just 1h 59m on the fastest Frecciarossa and Italo services. With around 20 direct trains running on this popular route each day, you don’t need to worry about changing along the way. 

If you’re travelling on this route, you’ll board a train at Venezia Mestre station. Whether you’re travelling with Frecciarossa or Italo, you’ll enjoy air conditioning, free WiFi and comfortable seating. In less than 2 hours, you’ll find yourself at Firenze Santa Maria Novella station. If you prefer to travel in style, upgrade to First Class and take advantage of complimentary food and drink. 

Set in the heart of Tuscany, Florence is one of the most popular cities in Italy, renowned for its delicious food. From the station, you can easily access the city’s main landmarks. Unsure where to start? Check out our guide to the best things to do in Florence, including a visit to the Statue of David and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Venice to Florence in our Journey Planner at the of the page. If you’d like to read more information first, keep reading for ticket prices, FAQs and tips on how to book cheap fares.

Venice to Florence by train

It takes an average of 2h 25m to travel from Venice to Florence by train, over a distance of around 127 miles (204 km). There are normally 26 trains per day traveling from Venice to Florence and tickets for this journey start from $10.19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 59m
PriceFrom $10.19
Distance127 miles (204 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
First train05:38
Last train22:38
Departure stationVenice
Arrival stationFlorence
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo

Venice to Florence train times

Check out the next trains departing from Venice to Florence for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:38 11:39 2h 1m, direct
10:17 12:20 2h 3m, direct
10:38 12:39 2h 1m, direct
10:53 13:35 2h 42m, 1 change
11:38 13:39 2h 1m, direct
12:17 14:20 2h 3m, direct
12:38 14:39 2h 1m, direct
13:38 15:39 2h 1m, direct
14:38 16:39 2h 1m, direct
15:38 17:39 2h 1m, direct

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

You can travel from Venice to Florence 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.

Cheap train tickets from Venice to Florence

The price of train tickets from Venice to Florence starts at $10.19 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 Venice 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 Venice to Florence

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

The average journey time by train between Venice and Florence is 2 hours and 25 minutes, with around 26 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 Venice and Florence by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Venice to Florence is 1 hour and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Venice to Florence cost?

Train tickets from Venice to Florence can start from as little as $10.19 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 Venice to Florence?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Venice to Florence without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Venice to Florence each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Venice to Florence leaves at 05:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Venice to Florence leaves at 22:38. 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 Venice and Florence by train?

Trains travelling from Venice to Florence cover a distance of around 127 miles (204 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Florence to Venice.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Venice to Florence for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 11/17/2022 for travel on 11/17/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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