|Trains arrive in||Florence|
|Trains depart from||Milan|
The first service between Milan and Florence departs at 6:27 a.m., with the last service departing at 7:54 p.m. Services run direct around twice an hour with Italo, though exact times can vary. Services are even more frequent on the weekends, with Trenitalia also offering services around once an hour.
An average meal in a restaurant in Florence costs 12.7% less than in Milan.
Prices in Florence are on average 0.8% lower than in Milan.
Public transport in Florence costs around 20% less than in Milan.
A night in a hotel in Florence is about 5.7% less expensive than in Milan.
Most trains from Milan to Florence depart from Milano Rogoredo station, which is situated just under five miles south-east of the city centre. Metro line M3 runs every five minutes to Milano Rogoredo from the city centre, with an average journey time of twelve minutes. Alternatively, taxi services also run between the two locations, taking around ten minutes to reach Milano Rogoredo station from the city centre.
Florence is widely regarded as being the birthplace of the Renaissance and is still the home to many stunning examples of art and architecture from this period, including Florence Cathedral and Michelangelo's 'David', which resides in the Galleria dell'Accademia. Florence is also a great place to shop for those keen on high-end fashion. Trains from Milan to Florence arrive at S.M. Novella station, which is located a short distance north of the city centre. The Orti Oricellari bus station is a short walk from the train station and bus line C2 runs from Orti Oricellari to the city centre every ten minutes until late throughout the week, with the average journey taking around seven minutes. Alternatively, the route can be walked in around fifteen minutes.