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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 4m to travel from Naples to Florence by train, over a distance of around 254 miles (408 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Naples to Florence and tickets for this journey start from €17.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 1m
PriceFrom €17.90
Distance254 miles (408 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train07:55
Last train15:09
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 Monday 21st June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:40 Napoli Centrale13:46 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9532 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 6m, direct
11:09 Napoli Centrale14:11 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 35520 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 2m, direct
11:40 Napoli Centrale14:46 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9586 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 6m, direct
12:10 Napoli Centrale15:11 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 35522 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 1m, direct
12:40 Napoli Centrale15:46 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9540 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 6m, direct
13:40 Napoli Centrale16:46 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9546 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 6m, direct
13:55 Napoli Centrale17:01 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9320 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 6m, direct
14:10 Napoli Centrale17:11 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 35536 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 1m, direct
14:40 Napoli Centrale17:46 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9590 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 6m, direct
14:55 Napoli Centrale18:01 Firenze Santa Maria NovellaFrecciarossa 9648 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 6m, 1 change

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Napoli to Firenze

You can travel from Napoli to Firenze 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

The price of train tickets from Naples to Florence starts at €17.90 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 4 minutes, with around 15 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 3 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Naples to Florence cost?

Train ticket prices from Naples to Florence can start from as little as €17.90 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 14 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 07:55. 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 15:09. 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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Naples to Florence for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/21/2021. 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 08/28/2021 for travel on 08/28/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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