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Taking the train from Florence to Paris

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.

Florence to Paris by train

It takes an average of 12h 56m to travel from Florence to Paris by train, over a distance of around 551 miles (886 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Florence to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €38.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 0m
PriceFrom €38.90
Distance551 miles (886 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
First train02:03
Last train21:55
Departure stationFlorence
Arrival stationParis
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Florence to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to Paris for Tuesday 1st February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:55 19:41 10h 46m, 4 changes
11:10 20:16 9h 6m, 1 change
11:55 21:25 9h 30m, 1 change
12:25 21:25 9h 0m, 1 change
12:25 22:12 9h 47m, 1 change
12:55 22:12 9h 17m, 1 change
13:55 07:35 17h 40m, 4 changes
16:10 08:30 16h 20m, 3 changes
16:55 08:16 15h 21m, 4 changes
17:20 08:16 14h 56m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Paris

The price of train tickets from Florence to Paris starts at €38.90 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 Paris 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.

Journey details

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

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Florence and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Paris is 9 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Florence to Paris cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Florence to Paris?

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.

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

The first train from Florence to Paris leaves at 02:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

What's the distance between Florence and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Florence to Paris cover a distance of around 551 miles (886 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Florence. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Florence to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Florence to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/01/2022. 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 06/02/2022 for travel on 06/02/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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