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.

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Dannielle Christy
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A customized trip with Christy

Christy was such a warm, funny, insightful guide! She showed us a side of Florence we’d never have discovered without her ( and introduced me to the best honey truffle and tiramuse I’ve ever had in my life!). She was highly flexible and kind enough to offer us suggestions and guidance even after the tour concluded. A real trip highlight!
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Antonietta Virginia
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A customized trip with Virginia

Virginia is a lovely person with so much knowledge. I wanted to hear everything she had to say because her wealth of knowledge about art and history is phenomenal. I couldn't hear everything as she is a bit soft spoken. My only suggestion is she use a microphone and ear pieces for the group so that they can hear her abundance of information. She is such a joy to tour Florence with. I highly recommend her.. Thank you for a wonderful tour of Florence we will always treasure.
Antonietta from US....:)

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Tour of masterpieces & insights at the Uffizi!

My husband and I had an Uffizi tour booked with Dina as our guide. What can we say about Dina ... Dina brought art to life for both of us, with fascinating background stories that one rarely finds in textbooks, with much humour, romance and SO MUCH HEART! Dina loves doing what she does and that is what makes her SO AMAZING at it!!!! After we were done with Uffizi, my husband and I refused to let Dina go and 'forced' her to spend additional time with us to explore the Accademia Gallery, for which we did not book tickets ahead of time. Had it not been for Dina, we would have spend at least a couple of hours waiting in line. Dina was able to get us the 'skip the line' tickets within minutes (SHE IS RESOURCEFUL!!!) and we were in!!! In the Academia, once again, she gave us a background story that made us see David in a whole different light (not the stuff of textbooks). She was so enthusiastic, so genuine, so in a moment ... we were pulled right into the world she was revealing. We are beyond grateful for this lovely, intelligent woman doing what she is SO DAMN GOOD AT!!!!! A million thank yous, dear Dina!!! Forever grateful, Anna and Kember!