Make your way from Italy’s original capital to the heart of the Renaissance. Learn about taking the train from Turin to Florence.
After visiting the royal palaces of Turin, head into the middle of Tuscany to surround yourself with Renaissance art and invention. Travel by train and avoid unnecessary hassle.
Trains from Turin to Florence travel more than 285 miles (486 km), passing through Bologna and Milan along the way, but that same trip would take at least two hours longer by car than by train. Additionally, taking the train means not having to navigate or stop for fuel. It’s really the most cost-effective solution.
Frequent Trains from Turin to Florence
The high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains operated by Trenitalia connect Turin’s Porta Nuova station with Florence’s Santa Maria Novella station, departing Turin 1-2 times per hour in the mornings and once per hour in the afternoons of most weekdays.
There are also InterCity and Regionale trains making this trip, typically with a transfer en route. In total, there are 33 trains leaving Turin for Florence each day, with the first departing Turin at 5:50 a.m. and the last at 7:10 p.m. The fastest option, the AV trains, make the trip in less than three hours. Tickets for this route range from $46-81.
Italo trains depart from Turin’s Porta Nuova and Porta Susa stations bound for Florence’s Santa Maria Novella station 5 times per day. The journey takes 3 hours.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Turin to Florence
Most of the trains from Turin to Florence are direct, though there are stops between the two cities. Some of the options do require a train change - typically in Milan or Bologna - and some of these are AV trains, not just the slower InterCity or Regionale trains. Be sure to pay careful attention to the ticket options when you’re booking your itinerary to know whether you’ll need to change trains at any point or not.
Amenities on Trains from Turin 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.
Turin and Florence Train Stations
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--it's where most of the trains to and from Milan are. There are bus lines that stop at the station.
Florence's Santa Maria Novella station, the main train station in the city, 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.
See below for details on traveling from Turin 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 and Departure Train Destinations
Read on for information about Turin to Florence train stations.
Turin Porta Nuova Guide
Torino's main train station is the third-busiest in Italy and maintains its original 1864 design.Read More >>
Santa Maria Novella (SMN) Guide
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