For vacationers on the Adriatic coast and wanting to see something other than beaches, a trip to the capital of Tuscany – Florence will be interesting. From Rimini to Florence, about 200 km, therefore, organized tours are very popular.
Guided tours to Florence from Rimini
An excursion is a rather convenient option when you are on vacation and do not want to particularly load your head with routes, timetables, transfers and prices. In addition, the price of the tour will not be much higher than the price of an independent trip.
One of the most popular excursions is group excursions to Florence. You can book an excursion and pay online. The voucher will come to your mail.
Rimini – Florence by Car
The shortest route (164 km) can be reached in Florence in 3 hours 10 minutes. If you go through Bologna (you can see the main attractions of this city), then the distance will be 240 km, and the travel time is 2 hours 40 minutes.
About car rental in Italy, you can read this detailed article . To rent, you will need a driver’s license and a credit card.
From Rimini to Florence by train.
There are no direct trains from Rimini to Florence. There are 2 options – either a transfer to Faenzo or Bologna. The total travel time stated in the schedule is 3 hours 50 minutes. However, with Italian trains, not everything is as smooth as we would like. They are often late, or out of general cancel. Therefore, when planning a trip by train, be mentally prepared for this and make time with a margin, especially on the way back.
Tickets cost from 14 €, you can buy on the day of the trip. Tickets for the high-speed train – from 35 €. In time, the difference between a cheap and an expensive option is about one hour. For timetables and ticket prices, see trenitalia.com. If you plan to buy a ticket in advance, then use the omio.com service , where you can buy a ticket without any troubles, you can not print the ticket, and if necessary, just show the controller a QR code (when buying a ticket, there should be an “electronic ticket” icon)
Bus Rimini – Florence
If you do not like transfers, then flixbus with a direct route will be fine. The price is from 14 €. There is a big BUT. Only one bus per day with evening departure (17: 10-20: 00). Arrives at Firenze Villa Costanza.
The Baltour bus carries out more flights, the price is from 23 €, but you need to change trains.
Read also “TOP 20 sights of Florence”
From Rimini to Florence with travel companions
You can try your luck and look for an option on blablacar ( download the application ). The direction is not very popular, because the city is a tourist, but some options from 10 € come across. For those who are not in the know, blablacar is a travel companion search service where you can become a driver yourself and take travel companions for a fee, or find a driver who is traveling in the direction you need and join the trip for a fee.
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