NEED PUBLIC TRANSPORT?
Florence has an elaborate public transportation system.
Tickets are available at the Central SMN Florence Station in the ATAF room and in authorized selling points (most newspaper stands, tabacchi stores and cafes).
Regular tickets cost € 1,50 and are valid for 90 minutes from the moment they are stamped on the bus or tram but there are different types of subscriptions and discounts for students or frequent travelers. On all Ataf buses it’s possible to purchase the Ataf & Li-nea ticket valid for 90 ‘at the price of € 1.50 directly on board the bus, using the contactless payment card of Mastercard, Maestro, Visa and V PAY.
The ATAF ticket is also the ticket to use the T1 tram that connects the center (SMN Florence Station) with the city of Scandicci and the Careggi hospital and the T2 line that connects the center (Piazza dell’Unità) with the Airport. Complete timetables can be consulted on the Gest website.
You can also contact “ProntoAtaf” Tel 800 424500 (free calls from within Italy) or ask at the Sala Clienti Ataf inside the SMN Florence station.
In Florence there is also an efficient service of Bike Sharing Mobike through which you can get around the city on two wheels with all the advantages of cycling in city traffic. For use this service you have to download the free app Movie by Mobike, available on iOS and Android.
From Florence it is possible to reach any destination in the country by train. Visit Trenitalia website.
In Florence there is also the Amerigo Vespucci international airport which can be reached on the T2 line (tramway line) from Piazza de L’Unita (city center). From the airport you can reach the main Italian and European cities.
The main Tuscan airport is the Galileo Galilei intercontinental airport of Pisa, which is about 1 hour from the city of Florence and can be easily reached by train or bus.