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Taking the train from Venice to Florence

The distance from Venice to Florence is 204km (127 miles) and the average train time is 2h 14m, although it can take 1h 57m on the fastest direct Frecciarossa and Italo services. There are about 20 direct trains running from Venice to Florence every day, with the first train leaving at 05:37 and the last train leaving at 23:09 from Venezia Santa Lucia station.

  • All trains depart from either Venezia Mestre or Venezia Santa Lucia station
  • All trains arrive into either Firenze Santa Maria Novella or Firenze Rifredi station

Let a sleek high-speed Frecciarossa or Italo train take you from Venice to Florence in under two hours – that’s so much better than the three hours you’d have to drive, not to mention the stress you’d avoid from traffic jams!

The train takes you from Venezia Santa Lucia train station, in the heart of Venice’s historic centre, to Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Florence’s main station. From there you can easily get to the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, one of the most beautiful churches in Florence, and plenty of other attractions.

Travelling First Class from Venice to Florence

If you want to travel in style, why not choose a First Class train ticket from Venice to Florence? Frecciarossa and Italo trains offer a First Class (called Executive Class on Frecciarossa trains and Prima Class on Italo trains) that include extra-wide leather reclining seats, more legroom and complimentary drinks, snacks and WiFi.

Want to find out more about First Class train travel in Europe? Check out our guide to First Class v Second Class on European trains.

Ready for your next trip? Join hundreds of happy customers and book your train tickets from Venice to Florence with us.

Venice to Florence by train

It takes an average of 2h 37m to travel from Venice to Florence by train, over a distance of around 127 miles (204 km). There are normally 29 trains per day travelling from Venice to Florence and tickets for this journey start from £8.89 when you book in advance.

First train

05:38

Last train

22:43

Departure station

Venice

Arrival station

Florence

Journey time

From 1h 59m

Distance

127 miles (204 km)

Frequency

29 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £8.89

Train and bus operators

Itabus, Trenitalia, Italo, Flixbus

Venice to Florence train times

Check out the next trains departing from Venice to Florence for Tuesday 28th May 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:17 11:20 2h 3m, direct
09:38 11:39 2h 1m, direct
09:53 12:35 2h 42m, 1 change
10:38 12:39 2h 1m, direct
11:17 13:20 2h 3m, direct
11:38 13:39 2h 1m, direct
12:38 14:39 2h 1m, direct
13:38 15:39 2h 1m, direct
14:38 16:39 2h 1m, direct
15:17 17:20 2h 3m, direct

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

You can travel from Venice to Florence 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 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.

PhotoChris0693, under licence CC3.0

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.

Frecciarossa, Italo and Intercity classes from Venice to Florence

Compare the different travel classes offered by Frecciarossa, Italo and Intercity when travelling from Venice to Florence.

Onboard services on Frecciarossa, Italo and Intercity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Venice to Florence.

LuggageLuggageLuggage
  • You can take your bags on board Frecciarossa trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no luggage size limits. You’ll need to make sure that your luggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink
  • You can go to the FrecciaBistrò café-bar counter located in the middle part of the train to get snacks, main courses, and drinks.
  • You can also order your favourite meal from the comfort of your seat – go to the entertainment portal called Portale FRECCE and use the EasyBistrò service or ask a member of staff.
  • If you travel in Premium or Business Class, you’ll get a free snack and drink. If you travel in Executive Class, you’ll get a complimentary meal by the renowned TV chef Carlo Cracco.
WiFiWiFiEntertainment
  • You’ll find free WiFi on all Frecciarossa trains. Connect to their entertainment portal called Portale FRECCE and choose from a wide selection of movies, TV series, live news, eBooks, games, music, and podcasts.
  • You can also use Portale FRECCE to get the latest updates on your journey, as well as book other services that will help you reach your destination.
ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Children under 4 can travel for free if a seat is not assigned to them. If they do have a seat, they can get 50% off Base tickets (Frecciarossa’s standard fare).
  • Children aged 4-14 also get 50% off.
  • Bimbi Gratis offer: You can also get free travel for children under 15 plus 40% off Base tickets for adults, if you’re travelling in a family group of 2 to 5 people (including at least one adult and one child). 
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with your bike for free on all Frecciarossa trains provided it’s not larger than 80 x 110 x 45cm.
  • Your bike must be disassembled or folded and stored in a bag in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
PetPetPets
  • Small pets can travel on all Frecciarossa trains free of charge if they’re placed in a carrier or cage of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm.
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a half-price Standard ticket, they’re kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle. You can’t travel with bigger dogs in Executive and Premium Class, in quiet carriages and in restaurant carriages.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need to request special assistance, you can call: the toll-free number 800 90 60 60, which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232 which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on board. You can also charge your devices thanks to the power sockets you can find at your seat.

LuggageLuggageLuggage
  • You can take your bags on board Italo trains free of charge.
  • If you have a small bag or backpack, you can place it under your seat. If you’re travelling with a larger bag, you can place it on the luggage racks above your seat.
  • In most cases, there are no luggage size limits. However, if you travel in Italo Smart, your bags must not be larger than 75 x 53 x 30cm.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

While there’s no bar or restaurant carriage on Italo trains, you can use the vending machines on board to get snacks and drinks during your journey.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment
  • Italo trains offer free WiFi and a free entertainment portal called ItaloLive, where you can choose from a wide selection of movies, TV series, live news, eBooks, games, music, and podcasts.
  • You can also charge your devices thanks to the power sockets that are available at your seat.
ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Children aged 0-3 travel for free on Italo trains if they don’t occupy a seat. However, if an adult travels with more than one child aged 0-3, they will need to pay for a seat.
  • Children aged 2-14 get 50% off the Flex fare if they’re travelling in Italo’s Smart Class.
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with a folding bike if it’s stored in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
  • You can travel with a traditional bike if it’s disassembled and placed in a bag that is not larger than 80 x 110 x 40cm.
PetPetPets
  • Pets under 10kg can travel for free on all Italo trains provided they’re placed in a carrier or cage.
  • Pets over 10kg will need a ticket to travel with you. They must also be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility are available on Italo trains. They’re usually located next to an accessible toilet. All accessible toilets also have tactile and Braille signs.

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on all Italo trains, as well as at-seat power sockets.

LuggageLuggageLuggage
  • You can take your bags on board Trenitalia's Intercity trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no luggage size limits. You’ll need to make sure that your luggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You can get snacks and drinks from the vending machines available in coach 3. Gluten-free and lactose-free options are available too.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

At the moment, Intercity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. However, you can make use of your internet data, as well as charge your devices thanks to the power sockets that are available at your seat.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Children under 4 can travel for free if a seat is not assigned to them. If they do have a seat, they can get 50% off Base tickets (standard fare).
  • Children aged 4-14 also get 50% off.
  • Bimbi Gratis offer: You can also get free travel for children under 15 plus 40% off Base tickets for adults, if you’re travelling in a family group of 2 to 5 people (including at least one adult and one child).
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with your bike for free on all Intercity trains, provided it’s not larger than 80 x 110 x 45cm. Your bike must be disassembled or folded and stored in a bag in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
  • If you can't fold your bike, some Intercity trains allow you to take your bike on board. However, you’ll need to book a space and buy a ticket. There are 6 bike spaces in coach 3 and 2 e-bike chargers.
PetPetPets
  • Small pets can travel on all Intercity trains free of charge, if they’re placed in a carrier or cage of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm.
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a ticket, they’re kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need to request special assistance, you can call the toll-free number 800 90 60 60 which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232 which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on all Intercity trains.

Cheap train tickets from Venice to Florence

The price of train tickets from Venice to Florence starts at £8.89 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 Venice 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 Venice 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 Venice to Florence take?

The average journey time by train between Venice and Florence is 2 hours and 37 minutes, with around 29 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 Venice and Florence by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Venice to Florence is 1 hour and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Venice to Florence cost?

Train ticket prices from Venice to Florence can start from as little as £8.89 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 Venice to Florence?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Venice to Florence without having to change trains. There are 21 direct trains from Venice 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 Venice to Florence leave?

The first train from Venice to Florence leaves at 05:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Venice to Florence leaves at 22:43. 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 Venice and Florence by train?

Trains travelling from Venice to Florence cover a distance of around 127 miles (204 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Florence to Venice. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Venice to Florence.

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team

We love helping our customers find inspiration for their next train journey. Discover some travel stories written based on our employees' experiences.

Travelling as a group from Venice to Florence on a high-speed Frecciarossa train – June 2023

My family and I were staying in Venice as part of a train trip around Italy. After a lovely couple of days exploring the sites, it was time to move onto our next destination – Florence. We’d booked our tickets and were sent through PDF tickets we could show on our phones, which was handy as we didn’t need to get to the station too early to visit the ticket office or ticket machines.

Getting to Venice Santa Lucia station

Our hotel was just a 5-minute walk from the train station, so it was easy to get to. There’s also a water taxi stop right outside the station though if you were staying further away. The view from outside the station was one of the best I’ve seen! It’s right on the canal so it was nice to get a last look at the amazing views Venice has to offer.

The view of the canal from outside Venice St Lucia station

The station had some shops, a café and displayed all the services on a large screen – our platform wasn’t announced until quite close to the departure time, but it wasn’t far away in the station, so we didn’t have to rush.

On board the Frecciarossa

We travelled in Standard Class – although it felt like First Class compared to what we’re used to on UK trains . It was easy to find our carriage and our seats as they were on our tickets and clearly shown on the outside and interior of the train. We all had wide leather seats with plenty of legroom, and we got to pick our seats beforehand which meant as a group of six we could have a table and a row of two to ourselves. The luggage racks above our seats could fit all our suitcases in too – much bigger than the ones on UK trains! The WiFi was also quick and easy to connect too.

The journey was smooth although delayed by 16 minutes, but we were kept up to date with the delay throughout the journey on screens throughout the carriage.

Arriving at Florence Santa Maria Novella station

It was early afternoon when we arrived at Florence’s main train station, which was very busy, but it was easy to find the exit and step out into the sun. Although there were buses available, our hotel was just a short walk from the station, so we headed out to enjoy our next few days in Florence.

I found travelling by train from Venice to Florence quick and easy, and I really loved that we could pick our seats in advance to make sure we sat together as a group

Jorja, a Trainline employee, chose to share their experience of the journey between Venice and Florence.

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