Florence, capital of Tuscany and a must-see place for lovers of Italy, offers multiple connections with the rest of Europe, whether by plane, train or road. In this section we will explain how to get to Florence and give you some useful tips to prepare your trip to the city.
How to arrive by plane:
Florence has the Amerigo Vespucci International Airport (FLR), popularly known as Peretola. The airport has very good connections with the center of Florence, which can be reached in about a quarter of an hour by bus or taxi.
However, the cheapest way to get to the capital of Tuscany is to fly to Pisa airport (about 100km from Florence), where large low-cost airlines operate.
Pisa airport and the center of Florence are connected by train and bus. You can use these two services that depart from the main entrance of the Pisa airport. The bus station in Florence is located just in front of the “Firenze Santa Maria Novella” train station.
How to arrive by train:
The modern and fast Eurostar train connects Florence with the main cities of Italy, in addition to local trains and express trains arriving in Florence from all over Europe.
The main station is Firenze Santa Maria Novella, at the entrance of the historic center of Florence. Other smaller stations are Firenze Rifredi and Firenze Campo Marte (near the Florence stadium).
How to arrive by car:
Florence is connected by two “autostrade” (highways): the A-11 and the A-1 and other main roads such as Florence-Pisa-Livorno or Firenze-Siena.
The Autostrada A1 that covers the route Milan-Bologna-Rome-Naples.
The Autostrada A-11 Florence-Prato-Lucca-Pia-Livorno (called Autostrada del Mare), connects the city with the tyrannical coast.
The national road ss67 connects Florence with Pisa to the west, and with Forlí and Ravenna to the east.
The easiest way to enter and leave the city from Autostrada A-1, is to use the “Firenze Certosa” exit. This is the same route for those traveling to Siena on the “Fi-Si” motorway. If you come or go to Pisa on the A-11, we advise you to go by "Firenze-Certosa".
How to arrive by bus:
It is possible to reach Florence by road, as we have seen, as many European companies cover this route to the Tuscan city. Next to the SMN train station we find the Eurolines service, which connects Florence with other European cities.