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.
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.
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.
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.§
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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Venice to Florence is 1 hour and 59 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Venice to Florence leaves at 05:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Venice to Florence cover a distance of around 127 miles (204 km) during the journey.