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How to get to Florence                                            (Back to Florence main information page)

By Air

The city airport is Amerigo Vespucci at only 5 km from the city centre, a small but easy to get to airport.

To get to town you can either take a taxi outside of the arrivals hall, or take a shuttle bus ?Vola in bus?, departures every 30 minutes from the airport and from SITA coach station (piazza Stazione) to the airport. Tickets cost around ?4.00  and can be purchased on board as well as inside the airport or at the Sita coach station and at the ATAF ticket booth (Stazione di Santa Maria Novella).

The second nearest airport is of course the international airport of Pisa Galileo Galilei at only an hour journey from Florence either by car or by train.


By car

Autostrada/Motorway A1 Milano-Bologna- Roma -Naples

Autostrada/Motorway A11 Firenze-Prato-Lucca-Pisa-Livorno (Autostrada del Mare) links the city to the coast, and a superstrada with no tolls joins the city with Siena.

State road ss67 connects the city with Pisa to the west and Forli? and Ravenna to the east.


A1 Firenze Sud - A1 Firenze Certosa - A1 Firenze Signa

A1 Firenze Nord - A1 Calenzano-Sesto Fiorentino


Information about motorway traffic (Florence area)

tel. 0554203200-0554203250


By Train:

The main Station of Florence is Firenze Santa Maria Novella (Firenze SMN).

The city is on the Rome-Milan line with very frequent train to/for the major Italian city as Rome, Milan, Bologna, Venice, Genoa (sometimes with interchange in Pisa), Turin, as well as with regional train for Prato, Pistoia and Lucca.

High speed trains running between Milan and Rome stop in Florence. Eurocity and night trains connect directly Florence to several European cities (Paris, Geneve, Zurich, Wien, and Munich).

 For further information and timetable visit

By Bus:

The main bus station is run by SITA ( just in front of Santa Maria Novella train station, while others are the CAP, LAZZI and the COPIT which are nearby.

There are frequent services and connections to and from the main cities in Tuscany like Siena, Poggibonsi, San Giminiano, Volterra, Arezzo, Castellina in Chianti, Pisa, Pistoia, etc and also to cities in Emilia-Romagna like Faenza. Nearby to the station is also the Eurolines ticket office for the international service network to European cities.


How to move around Florence city centre:

By Bike:

Indeed, cycling around Florence is one of the best ways to visit the city. Renting a bike can cost from around 8 euros per day. Also fascinating is to rent a scooter for just around 20 euros per day.

By car:

Usually traffic is banned from the historic city centre and searching for parking sites can become very stressful.

Public transport:                                            

ATAF service the city centre, Fiesole and the periphery.


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