About traveling from Florence to Venice

Should you be traveling through Italy, Florence and Venice are two remarkable cities that can’t be missed. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites boasting stunning architecture, rich histories, and unbeatable cuisines. From strolling the winding cobblestone streets of Florence to floating through the canals in Venice, these two cities bring Italy’s rich culture to life.

If you decide to take a car transfer from Florence to Venice, you can also enjoy some other impressive cities and sights including the historical town of Prato, rolling hills in Monte Sole Historical Park, the colorful Renaissance city of Ferrara, Petrarca’s House, or the castle complex Castello di Monselice.  

How to get from Florence to Venice

You have several options if you’re traveling from Florence to Venice. For travelers on a budget, the cheapest way to travel from Florence to Venice is by bus. The fastest way to travel from Florence to Venice is by train or car. Of course, our car is the best way to travel from Florence to Venice since it’s so convenient. You can certainly take a flight from Florence to Venice, though this is the most expensive option of them all and there are no direct flights.

Florence to Venice by train

To travel from Florence to Venice by train, make your way from Firenze Santa Maria Novella – Florence’s main train station in the historic city center – to Venice’s Santa Lucia station. Trains from Firenze SMN operate from 4:30 AM to 7:30 PM with an average of 25 trains departing daily on this route. 

You can purchase tickets in advance or at the station through Trenitalia Frecce and Italo Trento train operating companies. Tickets cost an average of €40 for the 2-hour trip. The distance from Florence to Venice is about 260 km. 

The high-speed trains are equipped with air conditioning, bathrooms and most have dining cars or snacks for purchase.

Train intervals 40 per day
First/Last Departure 4:30 AM/ 7:30 PM
Avg. Price €40
Distance ~260 km
Duration ~2 hr 05 min
Operating Companies Trenitalia, Italo Trento train


Florence to Venice by bus

While traveling from Florence to Venice by bus is the most economical option, it is not the most convenient. There are few direct buses from Florence city center to Venice. The buses are operated by Flixbus and BusCenter and depart from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station outside of the city center. You can purchase tickets from Busitalia SITA Autostazione outside of Florence’s main train station (Firenze Santa Maria Novella) and take a short journey to Villa Constanza Bus Station to transfer to the bus to Venice. 

The journey to Venice’s two bus stations, Venice-Mestre and Venezia Tronchetto, takes approximately 5 hours and 10 minutes with costs ranging between €9-€22 for the ~250 km journey.

Time intervals 12 per day
First/Last Departure 6:30 AM/ 9:30 PM
Avg. Price €9-€22
Distance ~250 km
Duration ~5 hr
Operating Companies Flixbus, BusCenter


Florence to Venice Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Florence to Venice. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Florence and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Venice and can even add sightseeing stops on the way! Your driver will drop you off at Piazzale Roma if your accommodation is on the main island and not accessible by car. To get there, you can catch a water taxi which your hotel will be happy to arrange.

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