Florence Airports

With floods of visitors pouring into this charming and historic Tuscan city every year, Florence is now easily accessible with frequent flight routes from most parts of the world. Read on to find out a little more about the airports in Florence, to help you plan your trip and figure out how to get to the city center once you land.

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Florence Airports

Though there’s only one airport in Florence itself, there are two main airport options for those flying to Florence. You can either head to the nearby international airport in Pisa, or opt for the smaller one located directly in Florence. The Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa is the larger of the two with a larger number of flights coming through. It’s also the airport of choice for the major low-cost European airlines, so you may be able to find a cheaper deal to get here. Bonus: you can make a quick pit stop to check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa only 3 kilometres away before you head onwards to Florence! There are facilities to leave your luggage in the airport for a day if you want to explore Pisa without lugging your bags around.

To get to Florence from Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa, there are a few transport options. You can catch a train from the Pisa Centrale train station, which is accessible from the airport via the PisaMover shuttle. You could pick up a hire car from one of the many car rental companies in the airport and drive to your Florence accomodation in around an hour, depending on traffic.  There is also bus service available directly from the airport to Florence. Taxis would be around 150-170 Euros from Galileo Galilei Airport to the center of Florence.

The airport in Florence itself, the Peretola Airport, is much smaller in size.  And although it’s a small airport, it has all the necessary facilities you need and a handful of shops for last minute souvenir shopping. It also has the advantage of being much closer to Florence than Galileo Galilei, with the city center just 6 kilometers away. You can hop onto a short shuttle bus for just 5 Euros, and be in the heart of the city in just 20 minutes (depending on traffic!). If you’d prefer to catch a taxi, expect to pay around 20 Euros to reach the center.  

Not sure how to reach your accomodation from either of the Florence airports? Your local host will be more than happy to guide you on the best route, and can also explain directions to your taxi driver over the phone. Welcome to Florence!

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Guided Airport Transfer in Florence

  • If you’ve traveled a long way, one of the last things you might want to do is to try and navigate the Florence public transport system. If you want more comfort after your flight, you can book your own private airport pickup in Florence with Withlocals. It’s easy and reliable and you’ll feel instantly welcomed as you walk through the arrivals at the airport to see a friendly local waiting for you bearing a sign with your name on it.
  • You can guarantee your new local friend will be on time to pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your hotel or apartment safely in Florence. You’ll also get a little more information, and they’ll happily tell you about their city as you drive to your destination – it’s a great way to have an introduction to Florence and get to know the city better!

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