Traveling by train from Venice to Florence is an easy and enjoyable journey. Many Freccia high-speed trains make the 166 mile trip in just 2 hour and 5 minutes.
Get ready for a delightfully scenic ride as you travel south from Italy’s Adriatic coast through Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. Your train may stop in Padua or Bologna along the way. The faster routes will simply stop to let passengers off and on. However, you may be required to change trains if you’re traveling on one of the slower, less expensive regional trains.
Venice to Florence train times
Trenitalia's high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains leave Venice Santa Lucia train station a few times per hour for Florence's Santa Maria Novella station (often shortened to S.M. Novella) — averaging 50 trains per day. The earliest Trenitalia train leaves Venice Santa Lucia at 12:01 a.m. The last train to Florence leaves Venice at 11:05 p.m.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Amenities on the Freccia trains between Venice to Florence
Many of Trenitalia’s Frecciargento AV trains make the daily journey between Venice and Florence in just 2 hours and 5 minutes, traveling up to 155 miles per hour.
Italy’s high-speed trains are equipped with air conditioning and electrical outlets at your seat to charge devices. There is Wi-Fi on trains, but the signal will drop in tunnels and at stations. Expect a cafe car on every train, as well as food cart that brings snacks, sandwiches and beverages to your seat. At the end of each car you’ll find a restroom and plenty of racks to store large luggage.
Santa Lucia station, also known as Venezia S. Lucia, is the city’s central train station. Located across the Grand Canal from the historic Santa Croce district, Santa Lucia station provides high-speed train service to international and Italian destinations, as well as slower regional service to towns and cities throughout northeast Italy.
Firenze SMN train station is a hub for Italian and international high-speed and regional trains. Located in Florence’s central Piazza della Stazione, SMN S.M. Novella station puts you conveniently close to Florence’s big attractions. Outside the station you’ll find taxis, a tourist information office, and stops for most of the city’s main bus routes.