Florence Airport is called in Italian Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola and its formal name is Amerigo Vespucci Airport is just 10 km away from Florence.
Inaugurated in the early 1930s as a large grassland where planes flew in an out without any control, the Florence Airport has been remodelled and enlarged in numerous occasions, becoming the second most important airport in Tuscany, and only surpassed by Pisa International Airport.
Getting to the city centre
The Volainbus bus company has a route from the airport to the Piazza Stazione (Train Station Santa Maria Novella) every 30 minutes from 5:30 am until 8:30 pm and leaves every 60 minutes from 8:30 am to 12:30 am (midnight). The bus doesn’t stop on the way, so it only takes 30 minutes to get into the historic centre.
You can purchase a one-way ticket either on board or in the airport, as well as in the train station. A ticket costs € 6 (US$ 7.20) and € 10 (US$ 11.90) if you buy a both-way ticket.
Taxis from Florence Airport to the city centre have a fixed rate of € 22 (US$ 26.20) on weekdays, € 24 (US$ 28.60) on weekends and holidays and € 25.30 (US$ 30.20) if you travel after 10 pm. You will be asked to pay an extra-charge of € 1 (US$ 1.20) for each suitcase.
Airport transfer service
The easiest and most comfortable way of travelling from the airport to your hotel is by booking a transfer service, where your chauffeur will be waiting for you at the terminal with a sign with your name on it. The transfer costs € 49 (US$ 58.50) per vehicle. Click here to book an airport transfer service.
If you want to travel to other villages and towns in Tuscany like Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, Pisa, Lucca or Monterosso, the best option is to hire a car directly from Florence Airport.
If you hire a car in advance, you can save quite a lot of money.