Florence is well-connected with the rest of Italy and with Europe, and is easy to get to by air or land. The city has a central position in Italy.
The international airport Amerigo Vespucci is situated on the north-west suburban area of Florence, just 4 km from the city centre. It is a 25 minutes ride by shuttle bus Volainbus operating between the airport and the central railway station. Tickets can be bought on board or at the newspaper stall or at the Bookshop: it costs € 6.00 one way and Euro 10,00 round trip. Taxis can be found outside the airport: with a 15 minutes ride you reach the city centre at a conventional prices:
Working days: Euro 22,00
Festive days: Euro 24,00
Night service (22,00-06,00): Euro 25,30
Luggage Euro 1,00 each
From 4th passenger Euro 1,00 each
Vespucci Airport is connected to some of Europe’s major airports: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Bucharest, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London Gatwick and City, Madrid, Munich, Paris C. De Gaulle, Paris Orly, Tirana, Zurich, Wien.
AMERIGO VESPUCCI AIRPORT
Tel (+39) 055 30615
Tel (+39) 055 3061700 – (+39) 055 3061702
24 hours a day
Pisa’s Galilei Airport is about 80 km from Florence. It is linked to Florence by rail and road and is connected to the Tuscan capital by train (every hour) and Terravision bus (full flight coverage with 18 return journeys). For information about timetables and fares visit www.terravision.eu For information www.pisa-airport.com
After the upgrading of the railway line “Freccia Rossa” between Florence and Bologna in just 35 minutes, also Bologna airport is a stop of easy access to Florence.
Bologna and Florence airports are also connected by the “Appennino shuttle bus” For timetables visit www.appenninoshuttle.it
For information www.bologna-airport.it
The city’s main railway station is Firenze SMN (Santa Maria Novella).
Situated in the city centre, it is conveniently close to the major tourist attractions.
The station area is also the principal node for buses serving the city and surrounding area (see Getting around by bus).
Other important railway stations are Firenze Campo di Marte and Firenze Rifredi. Local trains connect these two stations with the central one; otherwise you can catch the ATAF bus to the city center:
Italian railway services are made by Trenitalia and by Italo.
If you arrive in Florence by car, park it and use public transportation or special tourist transportation to reach the chief parts of the city.
Pay particular attention to the notices marking the points of access to the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL), which corresponds to the historic centre (monitored by electronic gates with information in English), to enter which requires previous authorization.
If you are looking for accommodation, the hotelier to whom you have applied or the garage where you intend to park can provide you with temporary access to the ZTL according to a specific procedure.