March 16, 2014, 12:10 AM
Transport from Florence Airport to Train Station
My husband and I will be visiting Florence for the first time in July 2014. Can someone please advice the best way to get from the Airport to the Train Station and then onwards to out hotel? We are on a budget so the cheapest mode of transport etc. I think a taxi would be rather expensive. Thank you
March 16, 2014, 11:10 PM
There is a very easy and cheap way to commute from Florence Airport (FIRENZE PERETOLA) and Florence downtown. The local public bus transportation company (ATAF) offers regular shuttle connections from Florence airport to Florence central railway station (FIRENZE SANTA MARIA NOVELLA).
The shuttle connection is called " VOLA IN BUS" and you can find the complete info at the following LINK
In the PDF file you can find useful details about the bus stop location, schedule, costs and useful phone numbers. You can purchase the tickets directly at the airport upon arrival.
Another timetable is available at this official page updated by the airport: VOLA IN BUS TIMETABLE
The public bus shuttle service is only 4.50 euros per person (one way). This is really the cheapest way to get into downtown Florence! (updated cost euro 6,00 p.p.)
I wish you an exciting preparation to your upcoming trip! See you in Florence, Elena
Last edited by Elena - Florence Guide; March 23, 2014 at 12:41 PM.
March 17, 2014, 12:01 AM
Thank you so much for all the useful information. I am so excited about our visit. See you soon
March 17, 2014, 12:22 PM
Everything as Elena has written is correct, except that the fare of the Volainbus has gone up.
It is 6 euro one way, 10 euro round trip.
You can read more details as well as on our page on how to fly into Florence and then get to downtown from the airport on this article here.
March 17, 2014, 12:36 PM
thanks Lourdes for the update! Have a nice day!! Ele
April 23, 2014, 05:58 PM
Thank you, I am looking for pricing and it is right here on this site.
So much information, we who are new to Italy, specifically Tuscany are so thankful to everyone who posts, the specialists and those who have just experienced the area.
you're welcome! glad to be of help