Travel options in Florence

Looking for the best way to travel to Florence and get around once there? Read on for the main transport options to help you navigate your way through this beautiful Tuscan city.

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Travel options in Florence

Planes

Florence is easy to get to by plane, with frequent flights options into the city every day. Most visitors travel to Florence by flying into either the Peretola Airport which is close to the city center, or the Galileo Galilei Airport in nearby Pisa. Both airports fly both internationally and domestically, so whether you’re coming in from overseas or wanting to continue your Italy travels from Florence, you’ll find plenty of flight options to suit you!

Trains

The Firenze Santa Maria Novella is the main railway station for train travel in Florence. The train station is located right in the center of the city close to all the popular Florence sites. Many Florence locals use this station for their daily commute to work, and many tourists use it to reach the historic center with ease. From Santa Maria Novella station you can walk to pretty much all of the major attractions, and soak in the culture of the city as you stroll. Visitors to the city can also catch trains from here to other nearby towns and cities if you want to explore the wider Tuscan region.  

Rental Cars

Renting a car is a great option if you want to explore the surrounding villages and areas. You can pick up a rental car from the airport at a reasonably daily rate. Your local host will be able to recommend the most scenic routes to take for your car travels in Florence and around Tuscany.   

Buses

Since the center of Florence is quite compact, many visitors choose to wander on foot rather than take a bus or travel by car when within the central areas. It’s a great way to absorb the atmosphere of the city and take in the sights as you stroll. If you do want to take a bus to travel in Florence or to take a trip outside the city center, you’ll find that the bus system is highly efficient! Ask your local host about specific routes for bus travel in Florence. Most buses start and finish their route in front of the Santa Maria Novella train station, at Piazza Stazione.

Top experiences to get around in Florence

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Clarissa Fabio
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Florence Highlights Tour at Night

For a first time visit to Florence this tour is a must. Fabio is an excellent and most important knowledgeable tour guide. We were amazed by the beauty of Florence and the stories he had told us behind the history of the city. Thank you for an awesome tour. Clarissa- South Africa :)

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Vinay Fabio
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Florence Highlights Tour at Night

He has depth of knowledge in florentine history and his english is fluent. I haven't seen him fumble while he was talking. Our tour was a waking tour for 2 hours 30 mins, and we walked from the main city area to the other side of the river, we were so involved in the history described by Fabio, we did not feel that it was that long. He also recommends some places to dine which are spectacular. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to "know" history of florence.

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Michelle Christy
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A customized trip with Christy

Christy was fabulous from the start. She responded quickly to my request, and worked to adjust the tour for my large group. She was very patient with our four (sometimes "wild") kids. She was very informative, and offered up many interesting facts about Florence. During and after the tour, she was very helpful in providing tips and suggestions for the rest of our trip. Highly recommended.