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Train from Milan to Florence

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Travel back in time from busy Milan to charming Florence in less than two hours. Find out about taking the train from Milan to Florence.

Take the high-speed train from Milan to Florence and leave behind the bustle of a Italy’s busy banking city for the Medieval charm of the Tuscan capital. By train, the 190-mile (305-km) trip takes less than 2 hours. By car, the same journey would take more than 3 hours.

In addition to the time savings you get with the train, you also avoid paying the anti-pollution surcharge on rental cars in Milan and the hassle of driving through Florence’s crowded and not-very-car-friendly historic center. The train is simply easier and more efficient.
 

Frequent Trains from Milan to Florence

Taking one of Trenitalia’s high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains from Milan to Florence allows you to cover roughly 190 miles (305 km) in about 1 hour 40 minutes. It’s a popular route, too, with 52 trains departing Milano Centrale for Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station (often shortened to SM Novella) each day.

The first train leaves Milan for Florence at 6:15 a.m., and the last at 8:20 p.m. Ticket prices on this route range from $34-56.

Italo trains serve two Milan train stations—Milano Centrale and Milano Rogoredo—and Florence’s Santa Maria Novella. The journey takes from 1 hour 33 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes, depending from which Milan station you depart. There is one train per hour during the main part of each weekday.

Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.

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Direct Trains from Milan to Florence

The high-speed trains from Milan to Florence are direct, though trains do stop along the way. Travelers don’t need to worry about getting off until the train reaches Florence, or about changing trains midway, unless they’ve booked one of the slower trains that does require a change. Be sure to look closely at ticket details when you’re booking so you know what your itinerary requires.
 

Amenities on Trains from Milan to Florence

The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars all come with air conditioning and power outlets in the seats for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars (1st class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper), and a cafe car that's available to all passengers.

 

Milan and Florence Train Stations

Milan's main train station, Milano Centrale, is also a local transportation hub with buses and trams stopping outside and a Metro (subway) stop in a lower level of the station itself. Porta Garibaldi station is a smaller station, though it also has a Metro stop and several bus lines stop nearby.

Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station is close to the historic center, and the street in front of the station is a major hub for city and regional buses, making it easy to get to and from the station if you're traveling light.

The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars all come with air conditioning and power outlets in the seats for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars (1st class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper), and a cafe car that's available to all passengers.

Journey Information

See below for details on traveling from Rome to Florence by train.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Train Travel in Italy

From seat assignments and luggage space to the different types of tickets, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about train travel in Italy.

Arrival & Departure Train Destinations

Read on for information about Milan and Florence train stations.

Hotels in Florence

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Things To Do in Florence

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Types of Trains in Italy

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More Popular Train Routes in Italy

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