Firenze Amerigo Vespucci international Airport
Known to locals as “Peretola”, Amerigo Vespucci International Airport (IATA: FLR) is close to Florence with good connections to the city center by taxi or bus. In 2001 Amerigo Vespucci International Airport was among the first European airports to obtain UNI EN ISO 9001/2000 certification for the quality of its services.
The FLorence International Airport got his current name in 1999. Amerigo Vespucci was a famous 15th century Florentine navigator and cartographer who worked for the famous Medici family and the crown of Portugal.
Firenze Amerigo Vespucci International Airport is used by the following airlines:
- AirBerlin (to and from: Dusseldorf and Stuttgart)
- AirDolomiti (to and from: Munich Airport F.J. Strauss)
- Airfrance / KLM (to and from: Lyon and Paris Charles de Gaulle)
- Alitalia (to and from: Rome Fco)
- Austrian (to and from: Vienna)
- British Airways (to and from: Tirana)
- Brussels Airlines (to and from: Brussels)
- Carpatair (to and from: Timisoara)
- Darwin Airline / Etihad Regional (to and from: Geneva, Lugano, Zurich)
- Delta Airlines / KLM (to and from: Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris CdG)
- ElbaFly operated by Heli Air Services
- Fly Be (to and from: Birmingham)
- Fly Niki (to and from: Vienna)
- Lufthansa (to and from: Frankfurt and Monaco)
- Meridiana / KLM (to and from: Cagliari, Catania, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London Gatwick and Madrid)
- SAS / United (to and from: Frankfurt)
- Volotea (to and from: Catania, Palermo)
- Vueling (to and from: Barcelona El Prat, Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Copenhagen, London Gatwick, Paris Orly )
Most low-cost airlines to Tuscany use Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport.
Within about fifteen minutes you’ll be from the aiport to the city center of Florence, ready to check in at your hotel.
How to get from Firenze Airport to Florence city center by bus
The Ataf-Sita “Vola in Bus” (“Fly by bus”) service will set you back about €4.50 one way, and runs every half an hour from 5:30AM to 8:00PM, then once an hour afterwards between Florence airport and the ATAF-SITA bus station which is on the west side of the central train station in Florence, Firenze Santa Maria Novella (Firenze SMN).
If you are looking for the early, 5:30AM, bus from Florence to the airport do not go to the main bus platform but instead go to the corner of Valfonda and Piazza Adua which is north of the train station. Don’t worry about not having a ticket, you can buy them on the bus.
From Firenze Airport to Florence city center by taxi
A bit more convenient with lots of luggage or if you just want to go straight to your hotel without having to find your way from the bus station is a taxi from the aiport. Official taxis offer a flat fee of € 25 (March 2010) from the airport to the city center of Florence. If you let the driver take care of the luggage, €1 extra will be charged for every piece of it.