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There are 32 intercity buses per day from Milan to Florence. Traveling by bus from Milan to Florence usually takes around 4 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 30 minutes.
|Distance||155 mi (250 km)|
|Shortest duration||3h 30m|
|Trips per day||25|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Milan to Florence?
The average price for a bus ticket to Florence is $21.40, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$23 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Milan to Florence in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$45 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What bus companies travel from Milan to Florence?
There are 4 bus lines from Milan to Florence available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 24 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Autolinee Federico||1||5h 0m||$35.40|
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 24 trips from Milan to Florence, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 31 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Itabus is an Italian bus company servicing the whole peninsula, including major tourist hotspots like (Rome)(/bus-tickets/it-rm/rome/), Trieste, and Catania. The company has both single and double-decker buses with clean, comfortable seats, complimentary WiFi, power outlets, restrooms, and air conditioning. Upgrade to a premium ticket for even larger seats and extenable armchairs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Milan to Florence during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Milan to Florence?
The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 250 kilometers from Milan to Florence. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Florence at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Milan?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Milan to Florence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus schedules are there most days?
The fashion capital of the world, Milan, is a busy city brimming with activities and lavish nightlife. In spite of its frenetic modern lifestyle, Milan is also blessed with some amazing landmarks, of which the Milan Cathedral should be given special attention. Considered the largest and most unique Gothic structure in Italy, the cathedral took about 600 years to build, and its impressive gothic details will amaze all fans of architecture. The roof of the cathedral itself is accessible, so visitors can climb up to marvel at the city’s skyline and see the cathedral’s details up close. Another spot to consider is the Santa Maria delle Grazie, which currently houses “The Last Supper,” a masterpiece by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci. For those who enjoy old books, the Ambrosiana Library & Picture Gallery houses a vast collection of artworks, as well as rare ancient manuscripts.
For a taste of the unique Milanese cuisine, you could consider the Gente di Mare in Darsena, which offers superb seafood. If you wish to enjoy great local pizzas, Pizzium - Via Vigevano offers great dishes.
Milano Centrale is the city’s main train station, offering access to international destinations such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. The main bus station in Milan is Lampugnano, serving as the local hub for bus carriers like FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Union Ivkoni. The main airport in Milan is Malpensa Airport located about 32 miles northwest of the city center.
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Florence is located in Central-Northern Italy, in the lush Tuscany region. Regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance, this city is an art lover's idea of heaven. The city’s plethora of museums, palaces, churches, and artistic treasures landed Florence the #1 spot in our ranking of the most cultured cities in Europe.
Visit the Uffizi Gallery to see many of the world's greatest Renaissance masterpieces, including work by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. Michelangelo's famous sculpture of David in his birthday suit is on view at the Accademia Galleria. The Institute and Museum of the History of Science is another must-see attraction to learn about the scientific instruments vital to some of the 13th century's world-changing discoveries.
After you have finished exploring Florence's many museums and galleries, head outside to enjoy a relaxing stroll through the Boboli Gardens and appreciate this stunning example of "green architecture."
The city is also home to almost every high-end designer label you can bring to mind, as well as museums dedicated to Gucci and Ferragamo. For a less expensive shopping experience, visit one of the many affordable boutiques and local clothing stores for a more authentic taste of the city.
Florence is a top-rated destination, meaning it has well-established international and national travel connections. Florence's Amerigo Vespucci International Airport makes air travel simple. Fast and modern trains also connect the city to numerous European cities, and many bus carriers offer frequent services to Florence.
Where does the bus leave from in Milan?
Main departure station: Lampugnano
The Lampugnano Bus Station is a major station in Milan. It is located on Via Giulio Natta, at the base of Monte Stella, and close to amenities such as coffee shops and restaurants. There is an indoor space to wait for your bus, but there is also outdoor seating under a wide covered area where buses board. The station is usually busy, as it welcomes many buses; FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, RegioJet, Union Ivkoni, and Itabus are just a few. Though the station is located northwest of Milan's city center in the Lampugnano district, it is easy to reach other areas thanks to the metro stop right next door to the bus station.
All bus stations in Milan:
Via Giuseppe Impastato 18D
Where does the bus arrive in Florence?
Main arrival station: Viale Filippo Strozzi
Buses arrive in Florence at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
Bus stations in Florence:
Viale Filippo Strozzi
Villa Constanza Bus Station
Florence Via Sette Regole
Viale XI Agosto
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