Moving between the Florence airport and the city center is easy and fast since it is located just over 6 miles from the city. Find the best options below:
1. Options to get to Florence from the airport
The most comfortable and fastest option, which takes you from door to door to your hotel, is to hire a private transfer:
2. Transfer service by private vehicle from Florence airport to your accommodation
If you want to do it the easy way and move between the airport of Florence and the city center in the most comfortable, private and fast way, your best option is to book a private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Florence.
How the private transfer service works
When you make your reservation, you will have to provide your arrival flight details so that the company can organize your pick-up in the easiest way. As soon as you land and pick up your bags from the luggage belt, your driver will be waiting for you and your group at the airport.
As this is a personalized and private service, you will not have to share the journey with other travelers and the way will be as fast as possible: from the airport to your hotel, without any interruptions or stops.
Details of interest
- Travel time: Florence and its airport are a 15 to 60-minute drive away, depending on traffic
- Pick up at the terminal: the driver will wait for you at the airport up to 45 minutes after your flight has landed
- Vehicle capacity: 6 passengers
- Baggage allowance: 1 large suitcase per passenger and 1 handbag or backpack (if you are carrying bulky luggage, please consult the airline at the time of booking).
- Customer service: both Hellotickets and the transfer company are available to answer any questions you may have.
- Special needs: these vehicles are not adapted for wheelchair users but are accessible for baby carriages.
3. Transfer service by private vehicle from your accommodation in Florence to the airport
If you are set on choosing the more comfortable option upon your arrival in the city, you may also be interested in booking this Florence airport transfer to end your trip on a high note when you have to return to the airport.
It works exactly the same as the arrival transfer, so you can check all the details in the previous section. The only difference is that the pick-up will take place at your hotel, for which you will have to provide the address of your accommodation and the time you want to be picked up.
4. Other options: streetcar, bus, and cab
The tramway is the transportation option from the Florence airport with the cheapest price (only € 1,5 per person per way). The duration is about half an hour and trains depart from T2. The only drawback is that you will have to carry the luggage and that upon arrival in the center of Florence you will still have to get to your hotel.
Regarding the timetables, the streetcar runs almost all day long: from 5.05 a.m. to 00.00 a.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays until 1.32 a.m. For more information about streetcar tickets you can check their official website.
Another equally fast option, but not as recommendable as the tramway as it is more expensive (€ 6 each way, € 10 if you buy a round trip) and does not have any additional advantages, is to take a shuttle bus between the Florence airport and the city center. Buses leave from the airport and drop you off in the central Piazza Stazione, next to the Santa Maria Novella train station.
Regarding their timetables, they have departures every day, including Sundays and holidays, and every 30 minutes. They operate between 5.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. and every 60 minutes from that time until midnight.
They belong to the company Vola in bus of BusItalia, and you can read more information about the bus tickets in their webpage, although you can buy them directly on board the bus (only the one-way ticket).
The Florence airport, as it could not be otherwise, has a cab line in its arrivals terminal. The service has a fixed rate and an additional € 1 for each suitcase that is transported as an additional supplement. Keep in mind that not all cab drivers speak English, so have the address of your destination on the ready to make communication easier.
5. What to do once you get to Florence
Once you get to the center of Florence from the airport, it's time to think about enjoying yourself. To know what to see and do in Florence, do not miss the best tickets to visit the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery, how to move quickly and comfortably with a tourist bus in Florence or how to visit other nearby locations in the 10 best tours to visit Florence and Tuscany, Siena, Pisa, and Cinque Terre.
Florence is a museum city with countless things to see and do. So that you can get organized for your trip and do not leave anything to see, here are several guides for you to take a look at the essentials of this city: