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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Other travel options in Florence

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Denise Dina
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Tour of Masterpieces & Insights at the Accademia Gallery

We had the absolute pleasure of being guided by Dina for a walking tour of Florence with a stop at the Accademia. Not only is she an absolute delight, her tour was informative, fun and well-paced. Dina’s passion for her city and for guiding is infectious and we would book her again in an instant. Thank you Dina for a beautiful day in a beautiful city!!

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Lara Zeynep Arzu
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Diladdarno Tour: the Other Side of the River

This was my second trip to Florence and so I was looking for something different than what I'd seen before. Zeynep shared with me exactly this - a peek inside the traditional Florentine life outside of the touristy squares. The gelato was delicious! Getting stories of the local history and looking at different pieces of hidden artwork was worth every penny. Thank you so much for making my time in Florence memorable. Grazie millle!

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The Hip Nightlife Tour of Florence: Wine & Bites

I had a wonderful time with Beatrice. She showed all the hotspots of Florence' nightlife. We got to experience Florence through the eyes of a local; which was a unique experience I would recommend to everyone!