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Travel by train from Naples to Florence

High-speed Frecciarossa and Italo trains will get you from Naples to Florence in just 2h 51m on the fastest services. If you’re considering driving between the two cities, that’ll take about 2 hours longer than the train – plus the added effort of dropping off the car once you arrive. By contrast, the train will get you from city-centre to city-centre in comfort. There are 29 direct trains between Naples and Florence each day, with the first train leaving Napoli Centrale station at 03:51 and the last train at 22:45. Book in advance to guarantee yourself a spot on the train – you’ll even be able to print your ticket at home.

Situated 254 miles (408km) north of Naples, Florence is the perfect spot for a Tuscan getaway. Florence has a rich Renaissance history and is bursting with spots to explore – from Il Duomo cathedral to the Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Palace. The train from Naples takes you to Firenze Santa Maria Novella station – right at the heart of the city – so you can begin exploring straight away.

Ready to travel from Naples to Florence? Search for train times and compare ticket prices using our Journey Planner. We’ll show you the cheapest tickets from both Italo and Trenitalia – but if you need more info, scroll down for FAQs, train timetables and money-saving tips.

Naples to Florence by train

It takes an average of 3h 27m to travel from Naples to Florence by train, over a distance of around 254 miles (408 km). There are normally 35 trains per day travelling from Naples to Florence and tickets for this journey start from €10.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 52m
Price€10.90 - €187.60
Distance254 miles (408 km)
Frequency35 trains per day
Departure stationNaples
Arrival stationFlorence
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Naples to Florence train times

Check out the next trains departing from Naples to Florence for Monday 6th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
15:30 Napoli Centrale18:27 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 8524 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 57m, direct
15:40 Napoli Centrale18:46 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9554 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 06m, direct
16:09 Napoli Centrale19:11 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9430 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 02m, direct
16:40 Napoli Centrale19:46 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9556 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 06m, direct
17:04 Napoli Centrale20:27 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9432 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 23m, 1 change
17:04 Napoli Centrale20:32 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9432 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 28m, direct
17:40 Napoli Centrale20:46 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9562 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 06m, direct
18:09 Napoli Centrale21:11 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9434 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 02m, direct
18:40 Napoli Centrale21:52 Firenze Campo di MarteFrecciarossa 9598 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 12m, 1 change
18:40 Napoli Centrale22:11 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9598 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 31m, direct

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Naples to Florence

You can travel from Naples to Florence on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento 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.

PhotoRob Dammers, under licence CC 2.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Naples to Florence

Train tickets from Naples to Florence start at €10.90 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 €69.29.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price56.51
on the day
avg. single price69.29

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 Naples 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 Naples 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 Naples to Florence take?

The average journey time by train between Naples and Florence is 3 hours and 27 minutes, with around 35 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 Naples and Florence by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Naples to Florence is 2 hours and 52 minutes.

How much does the train from Naples to Florence cost?

Train tickets from Naples to Florence can start from as little as €10.90 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 Naples to Florence?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Naples to Florence without having to change trains. There are 27 direct trains from Naples to Florence. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Naples to Florence leaves at 03:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Naples to Florence leaves at 22:45. 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 Naples and Florence by train?

Trains travelling from Naples to Florence cover a distance of around 254 miles (408 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Florence to Naples. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Naples 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 Naples to Florence for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 18/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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