Situated in the middle of the Italian peninsula, Florence is on the main rail link from Milan to Rome connecting the city of the North with the capital and the South.
The most important railway station is called Santa Maria Novella (SMN), it is in the city centre and the regional, interregional, high-speed and international trains arrive at and depart from there.
High-speed trains are those of Trenitalia (The Arrows) and Italo. The average journey times to/from Milan are 1h40; to/from Bologna 0h35, to/from Rome 1h32; to/from Naples 2h35. All the tickets for high-speed trains require reservations.
As far as regional railways are concerned, there are direct rides to many Tuscan city. Tickets can be purchased in the ticket office, at the automatic machines or at the newsagent’s shop, where you can buy train kilometrical distance tickets. It is important to remember to stamp these tickets before going to the platforms using the special validating machines.
Other railway stations: Campo Marte; Firenze Rifredi.
Train+bike is the formula possible for sustainable mobility. It is possible to put the bikes on Trenitalia regional trains.
The websites: Trenitalia www.trenitalia.com Italo www.italotreno.it