This guide on how to get from Florence airport to downtown of the city, will show you the best options in public and private transport, to get to your hotel, in the most comfortable and fast way.
The Florence or Peretola Airport, located 6 kilometers northwest of the city, has only one terminal and is next to the Pisa airport, the gateway to Tuscany, one of the most beautiful regions of Italy and we would dare to say, of the world.
Based on the three times we have visited this city, with the nickname of Outdoor museum, we have made this post explaining the different ways of doing the transfer from Florence airport to downtown, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. We start!
The bus is the most common option to go from Florence Airport to the Santa Maria Novella central train station and the price of the ticket is 6 euros or 10 euros, if you buy round trip.
The shuttle «Fly in Bus», which takes less than half an hour to make the journey, is from BusItalia and has a frequency of every 30 minutes between 5: 0h0 and 20: 30h and one hour between 20: 30h and 00: 30h, every day.
Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver, although if you want to take the round trip ticket you have to go to a kiosk that sells ATAF tickets or go to the Busitalia bus station, located next to Santa Maria Novella.
A great option to stay in Florence is the Globus Urban Hotel located 5 minutes walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station and 5 minutes from Piazza del Duomo, the main square of the historic center. In addition to its fantastic location, the hotel has a 24-hour reception, parking, a good breakfast and spacious and clean rooms.
From Pisa to Florence by train
Another option is to take the Airport Bus Express from the Autostradale company, which will take you to Florence in about 70 minutes, depending on traffic, to the Santa María Novella station for 12 euros.
If you are staying in Rome and want to go to Florence, you can follow the instructions in this post about visiting Florence from Rome in one day.
Once the issue of transfer from Florence airport to downtown, you can prepare your routes around the city with these two optimized guides: