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Florence Traffic Raiders

October 17, 2016

Visitors to Florence can choose to fly non-stop flights, or fly to Rome after the train to Florence.

 

First, the aircraft
There are two airports to reach Florence: Peretola Airpor and Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport

1, Florence airport (Peretola Airport)
Florence airport is a small airport, the route also in the short-haul-based, mainly run the Italian domestic flights and France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and other nearby international flights and low-cost aircraft.

Peretola Airport

Peretola Airport

How to get to the city
1) Buses
From the airport to the city center, 5:30 to 20:30, 20:30 to 22:00 (every hour), 23:45, the last time is 00:30; one-way 30 minutes, one-way fares 6 Euro, from 10 euros

2) Taxi
The airport offers a taxi service from the airport to the hotel, which costs € 20,20 for the week, € 23 for the holidays, € 23 for the night, and € 1 for each bag. Reservations can be made by calling + 39-055-4242; 055-4390; + 39-055-4798
For more information, see www.aeroporto.firenze.it

3) by car
Florence airport is close to the city, the fastest 15 minutes to reach the car.

How to get to the airport
1) bus
From the bus center (via Santa Cateria da Siena west of the railway station square) near the city center train station to the airport, 5: 00-20: 00 (every half hour), 20: 00-23: 00 (every hour Class), the last time is 0:10;

2, Pisa Galileo International Airport (Galileo Galilei Airport)
If you take into account the convenience of transportation, you can also choose Pisa Galileo International Airport, the airport has a train connecting Florence, from here to Florence train only 5.7 euros. Pisa’s Galileo International Airport is the largest airport in the Tuscany region. It can take off and land large airliners, and it also has flights from all over the world. Many low-cost airlines in Europe, including Thomsonfly, Easyjet, Ryanair, Transavia, Wizzair and HLX.

Galileo Galilei Airport

Galileo Galilei Airport

How to get there:
1) bus: from the airport to the train station in Florence, the bus running time: 8: 48-00: 20, the basic train every hour

2) Train: Pisa Galileo Airport to Florence new Santa Maria train station one-way 9.3 euros, time 70-100 minutes, running time 6: 10-22: 30; from Florence train station to the airport train running time is 4: 30-21 : 57, the basic hourly trains have 2-3.

3) by car: take the A11 (Pisa – Florence) direct to the airport

How to get to the airport
The bus
From Florence train station you can take the Terravison bus or Autostradale bus, one-way 5 euros, takes 1 hour, from Florence train station to the airport bus running time: 3: 40-21: 00;

Two, Florence train
Italian Rail is the only railway company in Florence, not only for Italy and Europe around the line, there are connections to the city’s railway station lines. Florence has three railway stations, generally come from other cities are docked in the new mother bus station.

Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
New Cathedral of Santa Maria Novella is located opposite the train station, it is also called the new Virgin Mary train station (S.M.Novella). Linking Rome and Bologna two important cities, is also the Tuscany regional train network hub.

Firenze Santa Maria Novella

Firenze Santa Maria Novella

Here you can take Italy’s fastest silver arrows FRECCIARGENTO or Red Arrow train FRECCIAROSSA to Rome as long as one and a half hours, full price ticket 45 Euro; or take the train to Siena, Pisa and Luka, the fare as long as a few Europe.

Red Arrow Train

Red Arrow Train

The station is located opposite the church. In the new Notre Dame station can buy to Pisa and five fishing village of train tickets, the station’s flow is more, to pay attention to personal belongings. There are a lot of self-service ticket machines, the machine can buy train tickets, very convenient! After buying the information according to the electronic display to find the corresponding station number will be able to successfully boarded the train.

New Santa Maria Station

New Santa Maria Station

From Florence there are high-speed trains and regular trains to major Italian cities. Some high-speed trains are also arriving from other European cities with Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

Station

Station

There are also 2 less important railway stations, Campo Marte (next to the stadium in Florence, where there are only a few local trains) and Rifredi (very close to the station) A local train to the new Santa Maria Novella Station) and a domestic route leading to the domestic routes to Pisa, Viareggio and Arezzo (via the route to Rome). So if the transfer to the surrounding cities in Florence, may not be in the same station on the train. Visitors arriving in Florence by intercity train may need to transfer at Rifredi and then take another bus to Firenze S.M.N. Transfer prices are usually included in your train ticket (if the ticket is written Firenze are generally required to transfer).

Third, long-distance car
1, SITA Company: large bus company. Station in Florence S.M.N next to the train station, a good find.

2, Terravision company: here is the larger bus company, operates mainly from Florence to Pisa airport bus routes, basically every hour bus, all day can take, very convenient. The station is also next to Firenze S.M.N train station.
Fourth, urban traffic
Florence is a small town, small size. Old City Railway Station is a public transport hub, outside the city’s basic car will be brought together here. General If you live outside the city, play a day need at least 2 tickets to play within the city attractions are concentrated. Local transportation includes public transport, taxis, cars, motorcycles and bikes.

1) Public transport
Florence city buses are operated by ATAF companies, fares are relatively uniform, but more types of votes, the most commonly used is 1.2 Euro 90-minute ticket, which is 90 minutes after the ticket can be unlimited transfer bus car. There are also 5 European 24-hour ticket, which is 24 hours after the ticket can be arbitrarily take the bus.

Florence city bus

Florence city bus

fare:
1 vote 1.2 Europe, with day tickets, 3 votes and votes to choose from, the day ticket 5 euros, 3 day ticket 12 euros, 4 tickets 4.5 euros. For groups traveling or staying more than three days, you can buy 10 tickets for 12 euros or 35 tickets for 36 euros.

Florence city bus

Florence city bus

Place of purchase:
Tickets can be purchased in the Tabacchi tobacco shop or newsstand in advance, and can also be purchased in the car on individual occasions. On the bus must be in a small yellow machine on the seal, which is often said that the “fight ticket”, the above will mark you on the bus, the Italian bus are so, the driver will not go to supervise whether you play Votes, but by a professional check to check, if you do not buy tickets or no votes will be subject to 50 euros or so heavy fines, to be greedy for small cheap.
2) City tour bus
Florence has a city tour bus, called City-sightseeing, which is a waving that stop the bus, the price is more expensive, but more convenient, as well as Chinese commentary. The route is divided into 1 hour and 2 hours two, one-day ticket 20 euro.

3) Florence Tram Florence Tram
Florence has a tram line, length of 7.4 km, stop 14 stations, from the city center of the main railway station bound for the southwestern Scandicci suburbs. ATAF bus tickets can also be used in this line. From the new Our Lady of the train station out of the right hand side is the tram, tickets can be purchased in the railway station newsstand window. Most of the attractions in the old city tour are not on the tram line, bus bus is more commonly used.

Florence Tram

Florence Tram

4)Florence Taxi
If you know in advance the name of your hotel or the restaurant you want to call, you can book a taxi by phone, but it’s hard to find a taxi in the street. Most car rentals do not accept credit card payments, and taxi fares are generally more expensive. , Do not tip the driver, unless he helps you carry the luggage.

Florence Taxi

Florence Taxi

5) Florence Bicycles
There are many bike rental points in the city, such as the Notre-Dame Church train station, which can be rented and returned. Some hotels offer bicycles free to residents, but the bike paths in Italy are small and safe for cycling.

Florence Bicycles

Florence Bicycles

Five, Florence Card Firenze Card
Fiorentina Tourist Board launched a “Florence card” City-sightseeing, which is a waving tour of the bus, the price is more expensive, but more convenient, as well as Chinese commentary. The route is divided into 1 hour and 2 hours two, one-day ticket 20 euro. 72 euros, 72 hours of use time, you can ticket to visit the city’s major museums, art galleries and churches once in the validity period of unlimited travel by bus. Can be purchased at the visitor center.

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