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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 12m to travel from Naples to Florence by train, over a distance of around 254 miles (408 km). There are normally 72 trains per day travelling from Naples to Florence and tickets for this journey start from €13.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 31m
PriceFrom €13.90
Distance254 miles (408 km)
Frequency72 trains per day
First train04:00
Last train22:23
Departure stationNaples
Arrival stationFlorence
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo

Naples to Florence train times

Check out the next trains departing from Naples to Florence for Tuesday 23rd August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:09 14:11 3h 2m, direct
11:30 14:18 2h 48m, direct
11:40 14:48 3h 8m, direct
11:58 14:48 2h 50m, direct
12:02 15:00 2h 58m, direct
12:24 15:11 2h 47m, 1 change
12:35 15:18 2h 43m, direct
12:40 15:48 3h 8m, direct
12:54 15:48 2h 54m, direct
12:55 16:00 3h 5m, 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, free WiFi connection and 4 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 selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). You can now also travel with Frecciarossa between Milan and Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The new Frecciarossa trains have 4 levels of service – Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room – and two types of carriage: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

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

The price of train tickets from Naples to Florence starts at €13.90 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 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 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 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 12 minutes, with around 72 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 31 minutes.

How much does the train from Naples to Florence cost?

Train ticket prices from Naples to Florence can start from as little as €13.90 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 Naples to Florence?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Naples to Florence without having to change trains. There are 61 direct trains from Naples to Florence each day. 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 04:00. 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 22:23. 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.

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team blog

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With Italo, you can get from Naples to Florence in less than 3 hours

Review by Paola Labib

For this journey, we took a high-speed Italo 9924 train departing from Napoli Centrale station at 09:20 and arriving in Firenze Santa Maria Novella station at 12:17. The train called at Napoli Afragola, Roma Termini and Roma Tiburtina before getting to Florence.

Departing from Naples

To get to Napoli Centrale, we took a bus from Avellino and stopped at Metropark Napoli Centrale bus station, which is only a few minutes away from the railway station – you just need to follow the 'train station' sign (stazione ferroviaria) and you’ll be there in no time.

As we arrived quite early, we decided to stop by Chalet Ciro and have breakfast with a delicious graffa, a delicacy of Neapolitan patisserie – you can find it on the right of the station’s main entrance, opposite platform 23.

After enjoying our breakfast, we went straight to the platform indicated on my Trainline app and went through the security gates to show our etickets before boarding.

On board Italo

We bought two Economy tickets to travel in Italo’s First Class, also known as Italo Prima. Located in the middle of the train, it didn’t take us too long to find the carriage where our seats were.

Italo Prima offers comfortable reclining Frau leather seats which come with footrests, tables, power sockets and plenty of legroom. Free WiFi is also available on board, so you can access ItaloLive portal and enjoy your favourite TV series, films, and music.

A few minutes after boarding, we were served complimentary snacks and drinks. You can choose between a savoury and a sweet snack and a hot and cold drink – I went for some delicious chocolate cookies and pineapple juice.

Arriving in Florence

Getting off at Firenze Santa Maria Novella station, we found ourselves only a few minutes away from Florence’s main attractions, including the stunning Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery.

Overall, I really enjoyed my trip from Naples to Florence with Italo and I really appreciated how friendly the staff were. I highly recommend travelling in Italo Prima Class!

About Paola

Paola is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on her own genuine experience of the journey.

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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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Naples to Florence for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/23/2022. 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 08/10/2022 for travel on 08/10/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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