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Journey Information

There are 35 intercity coaches per day from Milan to Florence. Traveling by coach from Milan to Florence usually takes around 4 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance155 mi (250 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price£1.71
Trips per day33
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines4

How much is a coach ticket from Milan to Florence?

£6.90 is the average price of a bus ticket from Milan to Florence. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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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 £13 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Milan to Florence in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £24 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 coach companies travel from Milan to Florence?

There are 4 bus lines from Milan to Florence available for you to search and compare 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:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autolinee Federico15h 0m£20.00
FlixBus244h 21m£16.30
Itabus114h 52m£15.21
Marino24h 36m£37.98
  • Autolinee Federico is an Italian bus company based in Reggio Calabria with service across the Italian peninsula to cities like Turin, Rimini, Florence, and Bari. Autolinee has the latest generation of buses, which provide spacious seats, legroom, USB charging outlets, and onboard restrooms.

  • 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 21 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, 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 extendable armchairs.

  • Marino buses travel across Italy to cities such as Naples, Padua, and Lecce, and into neighboring countries including France, Switzerland, and Germany. Their fleet features comfortable reclining seats, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi connectivity, a restroom, and even a minibar!

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 155 miles from Milan to Florence. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Milan to Florence for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Milan to Florence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 35 scheduled coaches that travel from Milan to Florence every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 33 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

City Information

Milan

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.

Florence

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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 coach carriers offer frequent services to Florence.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Milan?

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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 coach, but there is also outdoor seating under a wide covered area where coaches board. The station is usually busy, as it welcomes many coaches; FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, RegioJet, Union Ivkoni, and Itabus are just a few. Though the station is located northwest of Milan's city centre in the Lampugnano district, it is easy to reach other areas thanks to the metro stop right next door to the bus station.

All coach stations in Milan:

  • Lampugnano

  • Milan (San Donato M3)

  • Lampugnano

  • Milan Via Giuseppe Impastato

Where does the coach arrive in Florence?

Main arrival station: Viale Filippo Strozzi

Florence Piazzale Montelungo is Florence's central coach terminal located directly next to the main railway station, Firenze SMN. FlixBus, MarinoBus, and Itabus buses depart regularly for cities across Italy, including Pisa, Milan, and Rome. The coach terminal area does not have any amenities, as it relies on those in the main railway station for shops, restaurants and cafes, ticket offices, and waiting areas. The coach terminal is located in the city centre and is within walking distance from Florence's main attractions.

Coach stations in Florence:

  • Viale Filippo Strozzi

  • Villa Constanza Bus Station

  • Firenze S.M.N.

  • Florence Park Villa Constanza

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