How to a rail journey from Milan/Milano to Florence/Firenze

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Milano / Milan / Mailand to Firenze / Florence by train

The Frecciarossa and Frecciarossa 1000 trains operated by Trenitalia share Italy's fastest railway, the high-speed line between Milano and Firenze, with Italo trains.
They have similar speeds, so the differences between them are to do with the on-board experiences, check out the 'Trains' guides below. and the fact that tickets for the Italo trains and Frecce trains can be purchased from different online booking agents - it's a route on which you can save by booking in advance.

In addition to those trains which rush down the high speed line, there are handful of InterCity trains which still travel along the older 'classic' route from Milano to Firenze.
So they're much slower and most of them also don't arrive at the main station in Florence; the fabulously located Firenze S.M. Novella, instead they call at a more distant station - Firenze Rifredi.

But if you want to save when booking tickets, particularly at the last minute, they'll be much cheaper; and Eurail and InterRail pass users can use them and avoid the rail pass reservation fees payable on the Frecce trains.

Routes you can take to go from Milano / Milan / Mailand to Firenze / Florence

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking Trenitalia's high speed Frecce trains
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 39min (Frecce trains)



Travel Info

14 - 15 x trains per day

Route Information

Option 2: taking the high speed Italo trains

Route Information

Station Guides
The central roof span of Milano Centrale viewed from the departure concorse
Milano Centrale Rail Station Guide
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Firenze Rifredi Guide Coming soon...
Travel Time (approx)

3hr 27min (approx)



Travel Info

up to 2 x trains per day - to Firenze Rifredi
1 x train per day - to Firenze S.M. Novella

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