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Travelling from Florence to Salerno

From the Tuscan north to the coastal south, enjoy a beautiful journey across Italy by train from Florence to Salerno and see the different destinations this country has to offer. Salerno, a coastal port town, is a lovely destination near to the Amalfi coast and the perfect place to soak up some sunshine and relax.

Direct trains with Trenitalia's flagship high-speed train – the Frecciarossa red arrow – will have you in Salerno in around three and a half hours. So, you can be marvelling at the architecture in Florence in the morning, then enjoying a walk along the sunny promenade in Salerno in the evening. Top things to see here include the Salerno Cathedral which is around 20-minute walk from Salerno train station and marvellous views from Arechi Castle a little further afield.

Interested in this journey? Scroll to the top of the page and search for times and tickets to plan your trip. Keep reading for FAQs about the train from Florence to Salerno and tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey timeFrom 3h 23m
Price$18.30 - $270.95
Distance450km (280 miles)
Frequency9 trains per day
Departure stationFlorence
Arrival stationSalerno
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Florence to Salerno train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to Salerno for Sunday 20th Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
00:4509:128h 27m, 1 changeRegionale 11701, InterCityNight 35299Trenitalia
08:1311:583h 45m, directFrecciarossa 9505Trenitalia
08:3112:193h 48m, 2 changesFrecciargento 8503, Frecciarossa 9611+1Trenitalia
08:3112:424h 11m, 1 changeFrecciargento 8503, Frecciabianca 8863Trenitalia
09:1313:274h 14m, 1 changeFrecciarossa 9509, Regionale 24017Trenitalia
10:2913:523h 23m, directFrecciarossa 9305Trenitalia
10:3114:213h 50m, 1 changeFrecciargento 8507, Intercity 1527Trenitalia
11:1315:234h 10m, 1 changeFrecciarossa 9525, Intercity 1553Trenitalia
12:1316:053h 52m, directFrecciarossa 9591Trenitalia
12:4317:004h 17m, 1 changeFrecciarossa 9419, Regionale 3469Trenitalia

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Florence to Salerno

You can travel from Florence to Salerno on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Intercity 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 350 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).

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.

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Salerno

Train tickets from Florence to Salerno start at €15.60 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €78.57.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price71.88
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avg. single price78.57

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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 Salerno by booking early.§

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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.

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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!

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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 Salerno? 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 Salerno take?

The average journey time by train between Florence and Salerno is 4 hours and 38 minutes, with around 27 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 Salerno by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Salerno is 3 hours and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Florence to Salerno cost?

Train tickets from Florence to Salerno can start from as little as €15.60 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 Florence to Salerno?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Florence to Salerno without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Florence to Salerno. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Florence to Salerno leaves at 06:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Florence to Salerno leaves at 23:24. 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 Salerno by train?

Trains travelling from Florence to Salerno cover a distance of around 450km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Salerno to Florence. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Florence to Salerno.
*Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Florence to Salerno for a typical week day using timetable data for 20/10/2019. 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 02/04/2019 for travel on 10/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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