Florence Airport Transfers

If you arrive in Florence by plane, take note of how to get to your hotel from the airport in the most comfortable, fast and economical way.

Vicky Del Moral

Vicky Del Moral

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Florence Airport Transfers

Alitalia aircraft landing | ©BriYYZ

Moving between the Florence airport and the city center is really easy and fast, since it is located just over 10 kilometers from the city. I will tell you which are the best options.

Options to get to Florence from the airport

Florence Airport Terminal| ©Mary Bryan
Florence Airport Terminal| ©Mary Bryan

The most comfortable and fastest option, which takes you from door to door to your hotel, is to hire a private transfer.

Private vehicle transfer service from Florence airport to your accommodation

Private transfer| ©Dan Gold
Private transfer| ©Dan Gold

If you do not want to complicate and move between the airport of Florence and the city center in the most comfortable, private and fast way, it is best to hire a private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Florence.

How the private transfer service works

When you make the 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 at the airport (for you and your group).

As this is a completely personalized and private service, you will not have to share the journey with other travelers and the way will be the fastest possible: from the airport to your hotel, without interruptions.

Interesting details

  • Journey time: the journey time between Florence and its airport is from 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the traffic.
  • Pick up at the terminal: the driver will wait for you at the airport up to 45 minutes from the landing of your flight.
  • Vehicle capacity: 6 passengers
  • Luggage allowance: 1 large suitcase per passenger and a handbag or backpack (if you are carrying bulky luggage, please consult the company 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 they are accessible for baby strollers.

Transfer service by private vehicle from your accommodation in Florence to the airport

Terminal at sunset| ©Chris Zhang
Terminal at sunset| ©Chris Zhang

If you opt for the most comfortable option on your arrival in the city, you may also be interested in hiring this transfer back to the airport in Florence when your trip ends and you have to return to the airport.

Regarding its operation, it is exactly the same as the arrival transfer, so you can see all the details in the previous paragraph. 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.

Other options: streetcar, bus and cab

Florence tramway| ©Richard, enjoy my life!
Florence tramway| ©Richard, enjoy my life!


The tramway is the most economically priced transportation option between Florence airport (only 1,5 Euro per person per way). The duration is about half an hour and the trains depart from T2. The only drawback is that you will have to carry your luggage and that upon arrival in the center of Florence you will have to transfer to your hotel.

Regarding timetables, the tramway runs almost all day long: from 5.05 am to 00.00 am and on Saturdays and Sundays until 1.32 am.

Shuttle bus

Another equally fast option, but not as advisable as the tramway as it is more expensive (6€ each way, 10€ if you buy a round trip) and does not bring any additional advantage, is to take a shuttle bus between 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 schedules, 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 5.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. and every 60 minutes from that time until midnight.

They belong to BusItalia's Vola in bus company, and you can read more information about bus tickets on their website, although you can buy them directly on board the bus, although you can only buy a one-way ticket.


Florence airport, of course, has a cab rank at the 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 or Spanish, so have the address of your destination ready to make communication easier.

What are you going to do when you are there?

Florence Duomo| ©Harry Robinson
Florence Duomo| ©Harry Robinson

Once you know and choose how to 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. In order that you can organize your trip well and do not leave anything to see we leave you several guides for you to take a look at the essentials of this city:

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