Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport
Undeniably the most conveniently situated for direct access to the centre is Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport, located 4km north-west of Florence. Among others, Alitalia, Meridiana, Lufthansa, Air France, bmi, and Iberia all fly into this airport. Once you have arrived, the Volainbus shuttle runs a regular service from 6 am to 11.30 pm to Florence’s central train station, Santa Maria Novella. Tickets cost €5 and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. Alternatively, for €20, a taxi gets you to the centre in 15 minutes.
Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei
Many tourists choose to fly to Pisa airport, when visiting Florence, as budget airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet use this airport. From here you can take the Terravision coach to Florence, which arrives at Santa Maria Novella Station approximately 70 minutes later. Tickets cost €10 for a single and €16 for a return. It is possible to buy tickets at the Terravision desk at the airport, but the easiest option is to book online before you fly, at www.terravision.eu. Alternatively, there is also a train station at Pisa Airport, where you can catch a train to Santa Maria Novella for €5.80. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, and normally involves you changing at Pisa Central.
Guglielmo Marconi di Bologna Airport
The availability of the low-cost option of Ryanair, as well as good rail connections, makes Bologna a surprisingly convenient choice for visitors to Florence. From the airport take the 20-minute shuttle bus to the central train station for €5. From here you can take the fast train (Frecciarossa) for €24 and arrive at Florence’s central station in under 40 minutes. Alternatively, take the slower regional train for €10 to arrive in Florence in under an hour.
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