The journey from Bologna to Florence by train is 50.4 mi and takes 37 min. There are 144 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:41am and the last at 11:37pm. It is possible to travel from Bologna to Florence by train for as little as $6.47 or as much as $123.16. The best price for this journey is $6.47.
|Journey Duration||37 min|
|Connection per Day||144|
|Carriers||Regionale Veloce, DB - Intercity, More Trenitalia, Italo, Frecciarossa, Autobus, Italo Treno|
The average journey from Bologna to Florence takes on average 44 min. Around 46 trains depart a day from Bologna to Florence. The average price is $19.18, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $8.11. If you travel from Bologna to Florence by train you will leave from Bologna Centrale station.
The train is the most convenient way to travel from Bologna to Florence in a short time and with very low environmental impact. With Italo and Trenitalia's Frecciarossa train you will arrive in Florence Santa Maria Novella comfortably seatedǝ in your reserved seat. The alternative is to use regional trains, either with direct travel to Firenze Rifredi or with a change to Santa Maria Novella.
You'll have free Wi-Fi on the Italo train, and when it comes to your choice of seats, you can choose from the following alternatives, listed from cheapest to most expensive:
The Frecciarossa train offers wi-fi, smartphones or laptops that are always charged, sufficient luggage space, and snacks available thanks to the catering service. As with Italo, the price varies depending on the class you choose and how far in advance you book your trip. As for seats, you can choose from the following alternatives, listed from cheapest to most expensive:
Florence Santa Maria Novella station is located just behind the Basilica of the same name, a must-see gem for your first trip to Florence. From here, walk to the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and admire the bas-reliefs on the bronze doors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni. If, on the other hand, you think you know Florence inside out, we invite you to get out of its narrow streets and walk to the beautiful gardens of the Medici villas.
If you are planning to visit Florence from Bologna by train, let Virail advise you. Plan ahead to find the best price and travel stress-free. We compare thousands of train, bus and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check our convenient price calendar below and find the best prices among all available transportation between Bologna and Florence.
If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bologna to Florence, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.
Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bologna to Florence.
Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.
If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.
Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average
Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $10 to $22 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 57% on your trip!
The cheapest Bologna - Florence train tickets can be found for as low as $9 if you’re lucky, or $10 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $12.
When travelling to Florence by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!
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Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.
Italo, a subsidiary of the Italian railway company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), operates a high-speed train service throughout Italy. The 2012 launch of Italo trains, which are both conventional and high-speed, provides travelers with speedy and comfortable travel across Italy. The 300 km/h speed ensures regular and comfortable transportation to major cities like Rome, Naples, Florence, and Milan.
Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane is the owner of Trenitalia, which serves as the main train operator in Italy. The high-speed Frecciarossa trains link Milan, Rome, Naples, Florence, and Turin at speeds of up to 300 km/h (186 mph). Frecciargento and Frecciabianca are two other high-speed services that operate at slightly slower rates but provide connectivity to smaller cities and towns. Trenitalia operates regional and intercity train, and provides international connections to neighboring countries through EuroCity trains.
Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Frecciarossa, Italo and DB - Intercity when traveling from Bologna to Florence.
Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
With the Smart ambiance, experience all the comforts and services of Italo at an affordable price.
Experience the best of Italo with the Prima ambiance, providing you with maximum comfort and top-notch services for your entire journey.
For an even more luxurious and relaxing trip, opt for the Club Ambiance. Here, you'll delight in ultimate comfort and pampering with spacious individual seating arrangements.
On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
In the First Class of SBB Intercity, you can benefit from personal power socket, more comfortable seats, and larger luggage space. Some IC trains also offer quiet zones and business areas.
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|Facilities||DB - Intercity||Trenitalia||Italo||Frecciarossa||Autobus|
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