Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Paris to Florence by train (during the day)

Jump to last reply

Hi all,

I've read so many conflicting stories on the best method of travel between Paris and Florence. One option is to take the train, the other to fly to Pisa. Just trying to ascertain whether the train is a good option as it is more expensive and takes longer.

For context, this is a trip my parents are taking. They're not in a rush (they're spending five weeks between England, France and Italy). Additionally, Dad really enjoys trains (they're taking the Eurostar and the TGV from Provence to Paris at another point in the trip, and will be training around Italy too).

At this point the train will be via Turin or Milan.

Can anyone confirm that the trip is reasonably pleasant? It might not obviously be the most scenic journey you'll ever experience, but that it is actually quite a nice way to travel?

Are there any compelling reasons (aside from cost, time) to take the plane over the train?

Really appreciate your insights.

42 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Iceland tour, first time - advice appreciated!
  2. 2 Wheelie Suitcases Ban
  3. 3 Suggestions for couple of days in spain plus best route to get to Morrocco
  4. 4 15 days in Europe from 15 Dec 2014 to 1st Jan 2015
  5. 5 So that is why German hotels have such expensive WIFI
  6. 6 Budapest to Berlin by Train - Tickets on DB BAHN not available for 05 Jan
  7. 7 Trip Report Blissful Airbnbs,Risky Segways,Vegan Tapas: Prague-Hvar-Andalucía-Madrid
  8. 8 Taormina Sicily
  9. 9 Venice/Rome/Florence/London
  10. 10 Portugal in January
  11. 11 Bodrum to Rhodes ferry or hydrofoil schedule
  12. 12 choosing seats at La Scala
  13. 13 Please help! 3weeks Europe Holiday Itinerary holiday
  14. 14 What is the best way to get to Frankfurt from Pozieres
  15. 15 Day trips from Lisbon
  16. 16 Which European Countries Speak the Most English?
  17. 17 Paris and where else?
  18. 18 Dolomites - Where to stay!
  19. 19 Trip Report Five Days With Rabbies in Devon and Cornwall
  20. 20 Trip Report Roaming Romania, Take Two
  21. 21 Activ holiday in Andalusia
  22. 22 Trip Report ENGLAND NOV 5 - 16 2014
  23. 23 Living like a local (sort of) in London
  24. 24 Trip Report Tedgale Trip Report: Portugal in April 2014 (with Easter in Amsterdam)
  25. 25 Trip Report Trip report of our visit to Rioja
View next 25 » Back to the top