A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Amsterdam to Florence

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
15h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

Traveling from Amsterdam to Florence by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Frankfurt, Munich and Bologna on the way.

Day 1

Amsterdam Netherlands
Frankfurt Germany
Frankfurt Germany
Munich Germany
Munich

Spend 1 night in Munich

There are plenty of great hotel options close to the Munich train station. Check out Hotels.com to get the cheapest prices.

Day 2

Munich Germany
Bologna Italy
Bologna Italy
Florence Italy
Florence

Arrive at your final destination, Florence.

Check out Hotels.com to find affordable housing in the city centre of Florence.

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Leaving from Amsterdam Netherlands
Going to Florence Italy

Good to know when traveling from Amsterdam to Florence

Seat reservations

Some routes and train operators require that you have a seat reservation with your ticket. If you don't see an option for adding seat reservation while booking, seat reservations are not possible. We always recommend adding a seat reservation if possible, to not risk having to travel standing up. That's not very cozy.

Seat preference

With most tickets comes an opportunity to choose where on the train you'd prefer to sit, where the two most common options are Window and Aisle. Unfortunately, we can't promise that you are able to get a seat according to preference, as it depends entirely on how many free seats there are left on the train. We hope to be able to present a more comprehensive way of choosing seats in the near future, with options such as quiet section and animals allowed.

What happens if I miss my connecting train?

Missed trains connections are always possible due to delays, cancellations or just bad luck. Here's a few things to think about:

Before you travel

  • Make sure you have enough time to begin with. Check all the connecting trains and give yourself some extra time to make the changes.
  • Make sure that you have a travel insurance that include missed connections due to things out of your own control.

If you've missed your train

International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.

  • Save all documentation and tickets, you'll need them later to make a claim.
  • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
  • When arriving at the next station ask the staff on what to do next.

Long distance train trips

If you have multiple connecting trains and your first train is delayed, your whole journey might be affected. Remember that if you have to buy new tickets or accommodation as an effect of the delay, save all receipts for your travel insurer.

Can I charge my phone on the train?

Most long distance trains in Europe have power sockets available. In some cases, the number of power sockets may be limited in the 2nd class cars. In 1st class, however, it's most common that there are power sockets somewhere around each seat. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

Wondering if there's free wifi available? Find more information here: Is there wifi on the train?