Traveling from Florence, the capital of Tuscany, to Turin, the capital of Piedmont, is easy and cost-effective by train.
The train route, stopping in Bologna and Milan between Florence and Turin, is more than 285 miles (486 km), and traveling that same distance by car would take over 5 hours. The train makes the journey more enjoyable, especially since you get to enjoy looking at the Italian scenery without worrying you'll miss the sign for your exit.
Frequent Trains from Florence to Turin
There are 53 Trenitalia's high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains that leave from Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station for Turin's Porta Nuova station per day. The first train departs from Florence at 6:53 a.m. and the last at 8 p.m. The trip takes 3 hours on the high-speed trains and ticket prices range from $33-118.
You may be able to find less expensive trains, but they are not the high speed trains, and can take 4-5 hours or more and also may require a train transfer. Even though some of these trains are less expensive, the AV trains will save you a lot of time and generally are not much more expensive.
Italo trains travel from Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station to Turin's Porta Susa station, but only make the trip 5 times per day. That trip takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Florence to Turin
Most of the trains on this route are direct and do not require a transfer of trains. There are some trains that take only slightly longer and do require a change, usually in Milan or in Bologna, so be sure to pay attention when you're booking to know what your itinerary entails.
Amenities on Trains from Florence to Turin
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars are all equipped with air-conditioning and power outlets in your seat for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars. First class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper. A cafe car is available to all passengers.
Florence and Turin Train Stations
Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station, the main station in the city, is close to the historic center, and is a major hub for city and regional buses, making it easy to get to and from the station if you're traveling light.
Torino Porta Nuova is Turin's main station, and third only to Roma Termini and Milano Centrale in terms of overall passenger traffic. There are several bus and tram lines that stop outside the station to make it easier to get around the city, and there's also a Metro (subway) station underneath the train station itself.
Torino Porta Susa is Turin's secondary station and where you'll find most of the trains to and from Milan. There are bus lines that stop at the station as well.
See below for details on traveling from Florence to Turin by train.
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