Transfer options Florence Airport to city centre

A choice of scheduled bus, van shuttle or private cars


VolaInBus Florence Airport Bus

Cheap: Volainbus, Santa Maria Novella (SMN) railway station, Florence

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Florence Airport overview

Located just 4km (2.5 miles) from the centre of Florence, "Amerigo Vespucci" as it is known is a small airport with a relatively restricted route network.


Much busier is Pisa Airport, 85km (50 miles) from Florence more widely used including the low cost budget airlines like Ryanair and easyJet as well as traditional national carriers like British Airways.


Leisure travellers tend to be attracted to Pisa over Florence also by the generally lower air fares driven down by the low cost budget airlines.


For the transfer between Florence Airport and the city centre, you have three main choices. In order of price, lowest cost is a scheduled bus service called Volainbus that runs to a bus station close to the main railway station in Florence, Santa Maria Novella (SMN).


There is also a shared van shuttle and taxi/private car service that both provide door to door service to and from your Central Florence hotel.

 

Florence Airport - Florence city centre transfers

Volainbus - Florence City Centre Bus

The cheapest transfer option between Florence Airport and Florence City Centre is the Volainbus bus that runs a non-stop route between the airport and the Bus Italia bus station adjacent to Santa Maria Novella (SMN) railway station, which is on the edge of the historic centre of Florence.


The bus service runs every 30 minutes from the airport from 5.30am to mid-evening before frequencies drop to until past midnight. Journey time is scheduled at 20 minutes.


Unlike Florence city buses you can purchase tickets from the driver with no price penalty.


Note: Return tickets cannot be bought from the driver only one-way tickets. You can buy return tickets at ATAF (the bus company) ticket offices which include most tobacconists / newsstands in Florence as well as ATAF outlets at SMN station and the coach station nearby.


However, there is no outlet to our knowledge at the airport itself that is selling bus tickets. Tobacconists/newsstands may only carry local bus tickets at locations where few visitors visit.


Terravision Pisa - Florence City Centre Bus Shuttle Tickets

Shared van shuttle between Florence Airport & Florence hotels

If you prefer the convenience of door to door transfers to/from your Florence Hotels then a shared van shuttle may be of interest.


Over 100 Florence hotels and apartment are supported, for a full list click through on the banner links below and select the "view additional info" link, down the page.


This is not a flat fare service. The price you pay goes down the more people in your party.


Flrence Airport Shared Van Shuttle - Arrivals
Flrence Airport Shared Van Shuttle - Departures

Florence Airport to/from Florence hotels by private car/taxi

Travel between Florence Airport and your Florence Hotel in the luxury of an air-conditioned private vehicle. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service includes meet n greet for airport arrivals.

This is a private transfer so the price is the same for groups of:

- 1 to 3 people (Mercedes Benz)

- 4 to 8 people (Mercedes Sprinter or Mercedes Viano Minibus)


Florence Airport Private Car For Arrivals
Florence Airport Private Car For Departures

Transfers between Pisa Airport & Florence city centre

Although Florence has its own airport quite close to the city of Florence, air services are restricted.

Much busier is Pisa Airport, 85 kms (50 miles) from Florence. It is more widely used including the low cost budget airlines like Ryanair and easyJet as well as traditional national carriers like British Airways.


Terravision Florence - Pisa Airport Bus At Florence SMN Station

Terravision Florence: Pisa Airport bus - Florence SMN station

Terravision Pisa - Florence city centre bus shuttle

The cheapest transfer option between Pisa Airport and Florence is the Terravision Bus Service.

The Terravision bus runs non-stop between Pisa Airport in front of the passenger terminal to Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station in Florence.


Florence Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station is the main railway station for Florence where the high speed trains depart from Florence to all major cities in Italy. It is also right on the edge of the historic city centre where all the main sights of Florence are within a 15 minutes walk.


The Terravision airport shuttle runs all year and is scheduled to take 70 minutes to complete the 85km journey.

Frequencies can be variable according to season, but even in the off peak winter months there is a crudely an hourly service,with higher frequencies at other times.


Terravision Pisa - Florence City Centre Bus Shuttle Tickets

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