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About the journey from Milan to Florence

The average train time from Milan to Florence is 2h 17m, although it can take just 1h 40m on the fastest direct Frecciarossa and Italo trains. There are about 21 direct trains covering 249km (155 miles) from Milan to Florence every day, the first train leaves from Milan Central station at 06:00 and the last train leaves at 21:27.

  • All trains depart from Milano Centrale (Milan Central) station
  • All trains arrive into either Firenze Santa Maria Novella or Firenze Rifredi station

Escape into the heart of beautiful Tuscany by taking a high-speed train from Milan to Florence – you’ll be sipping delicious Tuscan wine and eating bistecca alla fiorentina in no time at all. Want to make your journey extra comfortable? Upgrade to First Class and enjoy a gourmet meal served to your seat, as well as free WiFi and luxury reclining armchairs.

Arriving into Firenze Santa Maria Novella station, the stunning Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is just a stone’s throw away. Venture a bit further afield to the Ponte Vecchio – a Roman bridge famed for the rows of shops adorning its sides. If you simply can't decide what to visit, join a free walking tour!

Ready to go? Then keep scrolling to discover loads of useful information on the journey from Milan to Florence, including train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Milan to Florence by train

It takes an average of 8h 33m to travel from Milan to Florence by train, over a distance of around 155 miles (249 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Milan to Florence and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 02m
Price€9.90 - €456
Distance155 miles (249 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationFlorence
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsautolinee_federico, calanda_viaggi,

Milan to Florence train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Florence for Wednesday 27th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:48 Milano Porta Garibaldi11:50 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9311 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 02m, direct
11:33 Milano Lambrate17:06 Firenze RifrediRegionale 2065 Trenord Get tickets5h 33m, 3 changes
12:33 Milano Lambrate18:06 Firenze RifrediRegionale 2067 Trenord Get tickets5h 33m, 3 changes
14:33 Milano Lambrate18:24 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaRegionale 2071 Trenord Get tickets3h 51m, 1 change
16:33 Milano Lambrate22:04 Firenze RifrediRegionale 2075 Trenord Get tickets5h 31m, 2 changes
17:08 Milano Lambrate23:44 Firenze RifrediRegionale 2119 Trenitalia Get tickets6h 36m, 1 change
18:32 Milano Lambrate05:21 Firenze RifrediRegionale 2193 Trenitalia Get tickets10h 49m, 3 changes
18:33 Milano Lambrate07:57 Firenze RifrediRegionale 2079 Trenord Get tickets13h 24m, 2 changes
18:37 Milano Lambrate07:07 Firenze RifrediRegionale 3971 Trenitalia Get tickets12h 30m, 3 changes
20:32 Milano Lambrate10:00 Firenze RifrediRegionale 2195 Trenitalia Get tickets13h 28m, 5 changes

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciabianca trains from Milan to Florence

You can travel from Milan to Florence on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciabianca 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).

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.

Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a morning newspaper.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Florence

Train tickets from Milan to Florence start at €9.90 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 €49.08.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price40.25
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price40.87
on the day
avg. single price49.08

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 Milan 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Milan 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 Milan to Florence take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Florence is 8 hours and 33 minutes, with around 12 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.

How fast does the train from Milan to Florence travel?

Frecciarossa high-speed trains from Milan to Florence can travel at speeds of up to 217 mph (350 km/h). The fastest journey time from Milan to Florence by train is 2 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Florence cost?

The average train ticket price from Milan to Florence usually costs around €40.87 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as €9.90 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Milan to Florence?

Yes. There are 1 direct Trenitalia or Italo trains that travel from Milan to Florence each day with an average journey time of 8 hours and 33 minutes.

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

The first train from Milan to Florence leaves at 09:48 from Milan Central. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Florence leaves at 23:33 from Milan Central. 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 Milan and Florence by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Florence cover a distance of around 155 miles (249 km) during the journey.

Which train companies operate between Milan and Florence?

All trains travelling from Milan to Florence are operated by Trenitalia – the national railway company in Italy, or Italo – a high-speed train operator that runs services between many major cities in Italy.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Florence to Milan. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Milan to Florence.
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 Milan to Florence for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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