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What train companies operate the route from Venice to Florence?

Italian rail operators Italo, with its high-speed rail service, and Trenitalia, on board a high speed Le Frecce service, will transport you from Venice to Florence by rail.

What is the schedule for the train route from Venice to Florence?

With both train operators, a number of services are available each day to take passengers from Venice to Florence. Italo commences services from Venezia Santa Lucia Station at 9am and operates 4 services throughout the day until 7pm. The first Trenitalia service leaves Venezia Santa Lucia Station at 5:15 am. There are multiple services throughout the day to transport passengers from Venice to Florence, with – in some cases – more than one per hour. The final service departs at 7:25 pm. There are around 19 daily services which depart from Venice to Florence with Trenitalia.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Venice to Florence?

Trains depart from Venezia Santa Lucia and Venezia Mestre train stations in Venice. Trains arrive into Firenze Santa Maria Novella in Florence.

What distance is the train route from Venice to Florence?

From Venice to Florence by train, the distance is approximately 168 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Venice to Florence by train?

When traveling by either the high speed Italo or Le Frecce service, the journey from Venice to Florence takes around 2 hours. When traveling with a slower regional service requiring a change of trains during the journey, travel time is around 3 hours. Driving to Florence from Venice takes around 3 hours depending on traffic.

What are the stops on the train route from Venice to Florence?

When traveling with Italo or on the high speed Le Frecce service, the train stops at Venezia Mestre in Venice before stopping at Padova and Bologna. The regional service, which runs only a few times per day, stops at more stations on its route to Florence from Venice, including: Padova, Monselice, Ferrara and Bologna.

Why should you travel by train from Venice to Florence?

With no direct flights operating from Venice to Florence, traveling by train is one of the fastest ways to travel between the two cities. There's no need to spend time sitting in traffic and you can enjoy views of the Italian countryside as you travel to your destination.

With prices as low as €19, traveling by train from Venice to Florence is a budget friendly option and a number of discounts are available too. Both Trenitalia and Italo trains feature a number of travel classes and are designed to provide a comfortable journey for passengers.

What is there to see and do in Florence?

Known for its gelato, architecture and for being the heart of the Renaissance, Florence is a must visit city on any trip to Italy. Head to the Galleria degli Uffizi to admire its beautiful and extensive collection of Italian Renaissance art, including works by artists such as Piero della Francesco and Sandro Botticelli. No trip to Florence would be complete without paying a visit to its awe inspiring Duomo: explore its stunning exterior, visit the inside of the cathedral, and climb to the top of its egg-shaped cupola – built by Filippo Brunelleschi – for breathtaking views over Florence.

As well as being home to some amazing art and architecture, Florence also boasts a vibrant social scene. So once you're finished sightseeing head out to relax at a wine bar, taste (what some call the world's best) gelato and people watch at one of the city's trattorias.