How to get from Florence to Venice (train or bus)


This guide on how to get from Florence to Venice It will show you the best way to get to one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world, from which after visiting all the most important places in Florence, an authentic open-air museum, we recommend you dedicate one or two more days of your Travel to know another of the Italian jewels like Venice.
To reach Venice, located 250 kilometers to the north, you have several means of transport such as train, bus and even the plane, although with the latter you will lose too much time in airport transfers and it is more expensive.

Based on the experience of our two visits to Venice, in the last we wrote this travel guide to Venice, we explain the different ways of get to Venice from Florence, so you can choose the one that best fits your trip. We start!

Train from Florence to Venice

The fastest way to go from Florence to Venice It is taking a high-speed train at the Florence Santa Maria Novella Station that will leave you in about two hours at the Santa Lucia Station in Venice.
These fast trains operated by Italo and Trenitalia (Frecciargento and Frecciarosa) depart approximately every half hour and are priced around 30 euros, depending on the anticipation with which you buy the tickets. You can check the schedules and make the reservation from this page.
Keep in mind that Santa María Novella station is a 10-minute walk from Piazza del Duomo, the heart of the old town of Florence and if you only have one day we recommend you take a train at 7: 15h and Return at 9:30 p.m., which will give you time to see the main tourist attractions of the city of canals.

Before buying the ticket, check that the destination station is Santa Lucia and not Venice Mestre, since the latter is outside the island of Venice and you will lose more time.
Once at the station of Santa Lucia you can catch a vaporetto at the Ferrovia stop, which will take you to the San Marcos Square, crossing the entire Grand Canal in about 30 minutes.

The price of the vaporetto is 7.50 euros, so it can be profitable to buy this 24-hour ticket for 20 euros if you are going to make several routes in this popular Venetian means of transport.

Another more comfortable option that includes round-trip tickets, the unlimited-use vaporetto and the possibility of a gondola ride is to book this day trip by high-speed train.

How to get to Venice from Florence by bus

The bus is the cheapest means of transport for go from Florence to Venice, having prices ranging between 10 and 30 euros. These buses leave from Piazzale Montelungo station, located a few meters from Santa María Novella and leave you in about 4 hours at Tronchetto station, which has a vaporetto stop in front.
You can check the schedules and make the reservation of Flixbus or Buscenter from this page.


How to visit Venice

If you are going to sleep in Venice we advise you to look for a hotel in the old town, near a vaporetto stop. A magnificent option is the Antica Locanda al Gambero hotel, which has the Rialto Bridge stop a few meters away and is less than 5 minutes walk from San Marcos Square. In addition to its excellent location, the hotel is located in a building with Venetian charm and offers a full quality breakfast every morning.

Once you are clear about the topic of transfer from Florence to Venice and when you book the hotel, you can prepare your itineraries around the city with these personalized guides for days:

Map of the excursion to Venice from Florence