Everything you need to know about getting to and from Florence and Pisa airports in the region of Tuscany, Italy.

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Florence Peretola Airport to Florence city centre

Florence airport is located 4 km. from the city centre, in Peretola, near the exit of the motorway A1 Firenze NORD.

At the moment the best option is the bus, while a new train service is under construction.

BUS – ‘Amerigo Vespucci’ airport is connected with the city centre by a shuttle service called ‘VOLAINBUS’ between the airport terminal and the centre of Florence. No intermediate stops are made. The bus stop in Florence is in Via Caterina d’Alessandria, 17. It’s close to Santa Maria Novella train station and the journey takes 30 minutes.

Ticket coasts 6 euro (one way) and can be bought directly on the bus. If you want a return ticket it can be bought at the Libreria Giunti inside the airport (10 euro).

From 6:00am to 8:30pm (every 30 minutes, daily)
From 8:30 to 11:30pm (every 60 minutes, daily)

TAXI – There’s a taxi rank outside the arrival terminal,  or alternatively you can book by calling:

055 4242 / 055 4390 / 055 4798

The standard fare is 20 € during the day (plus 1€ for each bag) and 22€ bank holidays / Sundays, 23€ at night. The journey takes around 15 minutes.

Car Rentals are located at “Palagio degli Spini”, connected to the airport by a free shuttle bus that runs every 20 minutes. The shuttle bus stop is inside the short term car park, just outside the terminal.

Pisa Airport to Florence city centre

  • TRAIN – travelling between Pisa Airport to Florence Santa Maria Novella station: you have to change at Pisa Centrale. There’s a new Pisamover shuttle that takes you from Pisa airport to Pisa Centrale in three minutes. 
  • Distance from the airport to the centre of Pisa: 2 Km.
  • Distance from the airport to the centre of Florence: 80 Km.

BUS – there are two companies that operate between Pisa airport and Florence city centre: Terravision and Autostradale. They both run frequent shuttle buses to Florence that take around one hour.

Terravision: 9.98 return ticket if you book on line. Otherwise you can buy a ticket on arrival at the airport. (Some companies like Ryanair sell the ticket with a small surcharge on board)

Autostradale; 10€ return ticket, it can be bought online or at the airport.

To reach Siena you need to change buses in Florence, ticket to Siena is 28€ one way.

TRAIN – Work is under way on ‘Pisa Mover’, a frequent train service due to link Pisa airport with Pisa Centrale train station. In the meantime there’s a bus service to Pisa Centrale train station.

The PisaMover Bus stop is just in front of the Departures Terminal (Hall Check-in A).

•    First departure from Pisa Airport : 6.00 a.m.
•    First departure from Pisa Central Station: 6.00 a.m.
•    Last departure from Pisa Airport: 24.00 p.m.
•    Last departure from Pisa Central Station: 24.00 .p.m.

From Pisa Central Station you can reach any destination on the Italian railway network.

You can buy your train ticket to Florence SM Novella or elsewhere at Pisa Airport Information Office (Arrivals Hall). The price of a journey from Pisa Airport to Florence Central Station is 9,30€*. This includes the train ticket from Pisa Central Station to Florence Central Station (8,00€)* and the PisaMover bus price from Galilei Airport to Pisa Central Station: (1,30€)*.

The service operates regional trains that make intermediary stops (including Pontedera and Empoli) taking about 1 hour. And fast trains that directly connect Pisa Airport with Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station in just 50 minutes.

For further information on trains timetable and fares, please visit www.trenitalia.com

*Fares are subject to change. Train tickets sold by
Pisa Airport Information office will be charged with a commission fee of  € 1,00 (VAT included) for all tickets from € 5,00 to € 20,00;  € 2,00 (VAT included) for all tickets over € 20,00.

Check out our article Where is Tuscany if you need a geographical introduction to the region.