More than 550 miles separate the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence from the French capital of Paris, and while it may be quicker to fly, many people choose to travel this route by train. Not only is it a more eco-friendly way of travelling, Thello night train services mean you can go to sleep in Florence and wake up the next day in the centre of Paris.
The journey takes around 10 hours, and you’ll travel on a mixture of Trenitalia high-speed trains, the Thello sleeper train (if taking the journey overnight) and SNCF services if you change in France. You'll enjoy some scenic views along the way, having the option to travel First Class and enjoy extra legroom as you admire the magical views of Italian and French landscapes.
You'll arrive right in the heart of Paris at the Gare de Lyon, a short metro ride away from all the big sights and landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and the fashionista paradise of the Champs Elysées. Keep reading to find out more about this Italy to France train adventure.
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 Paris 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 Florence and Paris is 12 hours and 56 minutes, with around 17 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 Florence to Paris is 9 hours and 0 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Florence to Paris can start from as little as €38.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Florence to Paris. Travelling from Florence to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Florence to Paris leaves at 02:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Florence to Paris leaves at 21:55. 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 Florence to Paris cover a distance of around 551 miles (886 km) during the journey.