Airports Serving Florence Information

(Florence, Tuscany, Italy)

As Florence, Italy becomes an increasingly popular tourist destination, the city becomes even easier to reach, with extremely frequent flights and good connections from all over the world.

The city is served by two airports, Galileo Galilei Airport (Pisa International), which handles international flights, and the smaller Florence Airport (Amerigo Vespucci), dealing with mainly domestic flights. In general, flying into Italy tends to be a relatively hassle-free experience.

Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport (PSA)

Tel: +39 (0)50 849 111
Pisa International Airport (Galileo Galilei) is located just one mile north of Pisa city centre, by the coast. The airport is within easy distance of Florence, which can be reached in less than one hour. This is Tuscany's regional airport, handling mainly international flights. Galileo Galilei Airport is situated 80 km / 50 miles from Florence, with a reliable train system and direct access to the Firenze-Pisa-Livorno dual carriageway and the motorway.

Major airlines include Alitalia, AirDoloiti, Air France, Air Littoral, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Carpatair, Iberia Regional, Lufthansa, Meridiana, Ryanair and many more.

Florence (FLR) Airports Information Guides



The coach transfer service leaves every day from Pisa International Airport to Florence Santa Maria Novella train station. Tickets can be purchased at the airport's information desk.


The airport has direct access to the following main roads, where traffic usually run smoothly and quickly. The journey into Florence by car should take no more than one hour.

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Taxis or Shuttles

The taxi service at the airport is run by CO.TA.PI (Pisa taxi cooperative) and there are usually plenty of authorised taxis lined up by the main arrivals gateway of each terminal. The fares are quite reasonable and the taxis tend to operate between 08:00 to midnight.


Florence is less than one hour by train and Pisa's Galileo Galilei airport is conveniently next door to the railway terminal, which connects to the Italian railway network. Train tickets can be purchased at the information office in the arrivals hall. At Florence's Santa Maria Novella railway station there is also information on flights departing from Pisa Airport, including check-in times.

Amerigo Vespucci Airport / Aeroporto di Firenze (FLR)

Located just 4 km / 3 miles north-west of central Florence, between the 'Firenze Nord' exits from the superhighway and Florence's industrial area near Prato. It is connected to the city's highway system and railway network, this small airport handles mainly domestic flights.

The airport can be easily reached from Prato (8 km / 5 miles), Pistoia (24 km / 15 miles), Montecatini (36 km / 22 miles), Lucca (65 km / 40 miles), Siena (68 km / 42 miles), Arezzo (77 km / 48 miles) and Pisa (86 km / 53 miles). Florence airport is open to the public from 05:30 to 23:00 and deals with daily flights to and from many domestic and some international airports, including London Gatwick (LGW) in the UK.

Major airlines include Air France, Air Littoral, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Carpatair, Lufthansa, Meridiana, Swiss and SN Brussels.



A Sita / ATAF bus service (Fly by Bus) connects the airport with the central Santa Maria Novella railway station, in the heart of Florence and the journey lasts around 20 minutes. The buses depart regularly from the airport terminals and ticket machines provide a convenient way to purchase tickets for the airport shuttle


The centre of Florence is easy to reach by car, as the airport is situated very close to the superhighway A1 and A11 network and the journey will take around 15 to 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

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Taxis or Shuttles

A taxi ride from the airport into the centre of Florence lasts around 15 minutes and is a quick way to travel into the city centre. There are usually plenty of authorised taxis lined up by the main arrivals gateway of each terminal and the fares are quite reasonable.