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Getting to Florence

Florence is half way between Milan, Rome and Venice, making it a relatively easy destination to get to.

By plane

Florence Airport, Alitalia airplane
Alitalia airplane in Florence Airport

The easiest way to get to Florence is to fly to Florence Airport or to Pisa International Airport, located 62 miles (100 km) west of Tuscany’s capital.

Traveling from the U.S.

Delta Airlines is the only airline company to offer non-stop flights between Tuscany (Pisa Airport) and the U.S. However, this service is only available in summer. Otherwise there are no direct flights from anywhere in the U.S. to Florence or Pisa. Several airline companies like Lufthansa offer connecting flights to Florence Airport from Chicago, New York and Washington. Other companies such as Airberlin and Alitalia offer connecting flights from JFK to Florence Airport. For about the same price, you can also fly to Pisa with Alitalia or Lufthansa.

Click on the following official airline websites for more information:  

Traveling from Canada

No airlines fly direct from Canada to Tuscany. This said, there are quite a few airline companies that offer one-stop connecting flights from Toronto, such as:

Traveling from Australia

The most convenient way of getting from Australia to Tuscany is to fly to Pisa. There are several one-stop flights to Pisa International Airport via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong or Dubai. Moreover, multiple airlines offer 2-stop connecting flights from Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane to Pisa International Airport. Another option is to fly to Rome or Milan and from there take the train to Florence.

Main airline companies that fly from Australia to Florence:

Traveling from Europe

If you live in London, it is possible to fly directly to Florence Airport with the following airlines: cityjet.com and vueling.com. Another option, which is can sometimes be cheaper, is to fly to Pisa Airport with British Airways (ba.com) and from there take a bus or a train to Florence’s historic center.

Check out our search engine to find cheap flights to Pisa or Florence. We compare the main companies and offer you the best prices available.

Once you have your ticket and know which airport you land in, find out how to get to the city center of Florence from:

Train

Another popular option is to fly directly to Rome or Milan and take a train from there to Florence’s high-speed railway station (Santa Maria Novella).

Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station
Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station

You can check timetables and prices in the TGV website or Ferrovie dello Stato. If you book online, it is normally cheaper than buying the ticket directly in the website.



Car

Florence’s historic center is relatively small and has numerous pedestrian streets, making it difficult to travel to the city’s center by car. If you prefer this means of transport, take care not to park in a parking street belonging to residents, otherwise they will tow your car and you will be heavily fined.

If you would like to visit other towns and villages in Tuscany like Siena, Lucca or Pisa, you can either hire a car or book a half-day or full day trips from Florence.