Firenze / Florence to Perugia by train

How to take the rail journey from Florence/Firenze to Perugia

Perugia is located off the main north to south railway route in Italy, so the town is served by comparatively few trains.
Hence it's a good idea to look up the departure times on the Trenitalia website, even if you will be buying tickets last minute at the station.
You won't need to book in advance to save money, so if you will be spending an extended period of time in beautiful Florence/Firenze and want to head off to Perugia on a day trip by train, you can choose a day when the weather will be fine, look up the timings of the train that evening and then head off to S.M.Novella station the next morning.



From Firenze S. M. Novella to Perugia

Travel Information

RV Trains:
Final Destination: Foligno
All trains also call at: Assisi (after Perugia)

IC train
Final Destination: Perugia
All trains also call at: Assisi (after Perugia)

The Regionale Veloce (RV) trains are 2nd class only, but the final train of the day from Firenze to Perugia, which is usually scheduled to depart at 20:59, is an InterCity train, which will have travelled from Milano.

Monday to Friday = 7 x trains per day
Saturday = 5 x trains
Sunday = 7 x trains


Book early and save: No

Tickets will cost the same price if purchased at the station immediately before departure.

Though on this route there are two benefits of booking tickets for your journey in advance on the Trenitalia website.

(1) You can avoid what can be long queues for the ticket machines and ticket office at Firenze S.M. Novella station

(2) You can confirm the departure times on your chosen travel date - this isn't a route on which can turn up at the station in the expectation of hopping on a train.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trenitalia *

Trenitalia Guide

Trenitlalia is the national rail operator in Italy and in addition to its cheaper types of ticket; it also typically offers other discounts available to non-Italians, which include:

  • Group Offers, provides for a discount of up to 50% when 3-5 Adults travel together.
  • Family Offer for when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 11 and under.
  • The Children Free Offer is available for journeys by Frecce trains, when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 15 and under.
    Those aged 15 and under travel for free, but the Adults will need to purchase full price 'Base' tickets.

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Journey Features

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Good to Know

If you want to take a day trip to wonderful Perugia from Florence/Firenze by train, there is usually a departure from S.M.Novella station at 08:02, which is scheduled to arrive in Perugia at 10:20.
Though if you'll be happy to just spend an afternoon in Perugia the usual departure at 12:14 will have you in Perugia by 14:25.

The view over Lago Trasimeno at dusk The view over Lago Trasimeno at dusk

South of Arezzo, from the left of the train (when facing the direction of travel) there are views over Lago Trasimeno.

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