Travelling to and in Florence
Ferrovie dello Stato/Trenitalia
The two main stations are Santa Maria Novella and Campo di Marte. Another important exchange station for local and regional services is Firenze Rifredi. The Trenitalia app for smartphones is a very useful tool to check timetables, buy tickets, etc.
Amerigo Vespucci Florence Airport (FLR)
The airport is connected to Santa Maria Novella railway station by the BusItalia Volainbus shuttle (pdf). More information on other bus companies connecting Florence with other towns of Tuscany here.
Galileo Galilei Pisa Airport (PSA)
The airport is connected to Santa Maria Novella railway station by a number of bus services and the train.
Autostrade per l'Italia
If you travel on the motorway the exits for Florence are: Firenze Nord, Firenze Scandicci, Firenze Impruneta and Firenze Sud. Motorway tolls can be paid in cash or by a prepaid Viacard, which is available at Punto Blu customer service offices.
The easiest way of travelling within Florence is by bus. Bus tickets can be bought from bars, tobacconists, newsagents showing the sign “biglietti ATAF” (ATAF tickets), from automatic distributing machines, on the bus and via SMS on an Italian SIM card. The bus company providing the service is called ATAF. Their app for smartphone is extremely useful to find bus stops, waiting times, purchase tickets and plan journeys.
To call a taxi dial 055-4242 / 055-4390. Taxis are also parked outside railway stations and in the main city squares.
There are several rental car companies in Florence (see telephone directory). Scooters and bicycles can also be easily rented.