Florence Peretola Airport is a relatively small airport, focused on European and domestic flight connections. Transportation from the airport to the centre of Florence is offered either via the orange ATAF Volainbus shuttle or a private taxi connection. The bus shuttle departs from the airport station every 30 minutes and the trip to the city centre lasts around 25 minutes, while Florence airport taxis are readily available for the 20-minute ride.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Florence at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.
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How to get from Florence airport to city centre by taxi
Taxis from Florence airport are usually white with the distinctive black and yellow taxi roof sign. Additionally, the vehicles carry the company logo along with various contact and fare information. Taxi services are available 24/7 at the airport and trips to the central district of Florence will normally last 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the traffic. Finally, prices among taxi companies do not vary significantly, with an average rate of €25.
Taxi fare from Florence airport to Florence city centre
Taxi fares in Florence are normally generated through taximeters, however, prices from the airport are offered at fixed rates to avoid mistrust among travelers. The average taxi fare from the airport is €25, although the rate will slightly increase during the night and on weekends. Luggage is additionally charged at €1 per piece.
*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.
Value for Money
Taxis at Florence airport are available 24/7
Where do I get it from?
The taxi rank at Florence airport is located on the far right of the airport main building as you exit the arrivals terminal.
The taxi service at Florence airport is relatively safe with very few isolated scamming incidents. The price to the centre of the city is typically affordable, which can further be reduced by splitting the fare among other travelers. Lastly, for a door-to-door service, taxi transfers are the only reliable option from the airport compared to other private transfer methods.
Unlike most countries, taxis in Florence cannot be flagged down; they are available for hire at marked taxi stands across most major squares and popular locations.
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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line
If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Florence. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.
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How to get from Florence airport to city centre by bus
The only bus service available from Florence airport to the centre of the city is the Volainbus shuttle. The trip starts from the airport bus station and ends at the Santa Maria Novella train station. Services from the airport are offered every 30 minutes from 05:30 to 23:00, without a night service. Tickets for the shuttle bus cost €6 one way and the journey lasts approximately 25 minutes.
How much is the bus from Florence airport to city centre?
Regular one way tickets for the Volainbus shuttle bus cost €6, while the round trip ticket costs €10. Unfortunately, there are currently no reduced fares for students on offer. Lastly, children under the age of 3 can travel free of charge.
Waiting time for the Volainbus shuttle bus is around 30 minutes.
Value for Money
The Volainbus shuttle bus is available from 05:30 to 23:00.
Where do I get it from?
The bus station is located on the right hand side of the arrivals hall as you exit the building, across the street from the taxi rank. Tickets can be purchased inside the airport at Giunti’s Bookstore or directly from the driver.
Due to the budget fare and reasonable travel time the Volainbus shuttle is a great alternative to a taxi transfer. Moreover, the shuttle travels directly to the central Santa Maria Novella train station, which offers further connections to all nearby regions. On the other hand, limited space could be a factor of inconvenience for some.
Tickets from the driver can only be purchased in cash. There are ATM machines located along the front of the building, on route to the bus stop.
Frequently asked questions
How much is a taxi from Florence Airport to Florence city centre?
The average fixed taxi fare from Florence Airport to Florence is €25. Factors, such as the time of the day and pieces of luggage you carry can further affect the taxi fares.
Does Florence have Uber?
Uber in Florence is currently on beta-testing; thus, it is quite hard to find an available driver.
Do you tip taxi drivers in Italy?
Italians, similar to most European countries, do not usually tip taxi drivers. A small tip might be accepted but it is not necessary.
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