The only international rail service from Florence/Firenze is the Nightjet train which serves both Vienna and Munich/München on routes which travel through the night.
The train is usually scheduled to depart from Firenze S.M.N. station at 22:31 and arrive in Wien/Vienna's main station at 08:52.
Final Destination: Wien Hbf
The train also calls at: Bruck an der Mur; Wiener Neuststadt and Wien-Meidling
Travel during the day
This overnight service is the only direct train from Firenze to Wien/Vienna, so if you opt to travel by day, you'll have to make connection, though the scenery is fabulous north of Udine
The optimum connection involves taking this daily combination of trains.
1: Depart Firenze S.M.N at 07:20 for Venezia Mestre
2: Depart Venezia Mestre at 10:08 (43 min connedction) arrive Wien Hbf at 17:35.
1 x train per night
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
The train conveys:
- Compartment Seats (Sitzwagen)
- Couchettes (Liegewagen); 4 berths AND 6 berths
- Standard sleeping cars (Schlafwagen) with 3 bed, 2 bed and 1 cabins
- Deluxe sleeping cars with showers (Schlafwagen) with 3 bed, 2 bed and 1 cabins
The first price you will see on the OBB ticketing site will be for the compartment seats.
Click the train button details or more info including the rail pass reservation fees:
Rail pass users must reserve before boarding these trains.
You can now book rail pass reservations without paying booking fees on the OBB website (OBB operates these trains).
Though the process for doing so isn't particularly obvious, hence a step-by-step guide.
Alternatively reservations can be arranged and paid for at Firenze S.M. Novella station, or at the reservation desks at major Italian stations; ideally do this when you first arrive in Italy your itinerary.
Making the rail pass reservation in advance is particularly recommended if you will be traveling between June and September.
If you wait until arriving in Italy to reserve, your first choice of accommodation may have sold out.
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If you awake before 06:45 open the blinds (as at any time outside the depth of winter) this train travels over the most spectacular part of the route - The Semmering Pass between Buck am der Mur and Weiner-Neustadt in daylight.
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