Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica

How to reach Florence

By Car

The "Autostrada Del Sole" Highway (A1) connects Florence both with southern and northern Italy. We suggest the exit "Firenze Sud" for those coming from Rome; "Firenze Nord" for those coming from Milan, Bologna, Venice.

By Train

Florence Santa Maria Novella (S.M.N.) station is on the major Italian North-South train route.

High speed trains running between Milan and Rome stop in Florence. Eurocity and night trains connect directly Florence to several European cities (Paris, Geneve, Zurich, Wien, Munich,...)

Please consult the on-line FS timetable for update information on train departures and arrivals.

By Plane

Florence (Amerigo Vespucci) airport is at Peretola, approximately 5 km West of Florence.
- Direct flights (international, no charters) operate from: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, London Gatwick, Lugano, Munich, Nice, Paris CDG and Vienna.
- To reach the centre/main station from the airport if you don't want to use taxi, you can get the VOLA in BUS airport shuttle (6000 LIT).

For international flights consider also the use of Pisa and Rome International airports.

Pisa (Galileo Galilei) airport is some 80 km West of Florence.
- Direct flights (international): Barcelona, London Gatwick, Munich, Paris; Charter flights: London Gatwick, Manchester, Paris Orly.
- Connections to Florence central railway station Santa Maria Novella: direct train from Pisa airport every two hours, approximately (journey time of about 1 hour) or local city transport bus to Pisa central railway station, where there are more frequent trains to Florence Santa Maria Novella.

Rome inter-continental Fiumicino airport, served by all major airlines with flights from all over the world, is connected with a non-stop train every hour to the main Rome railway station (Termini), which is reached in half an hour. More often than every hour a high speed train leaves Rome Termini to Florence Santa Maria Novella, which is reached in about 100 minutes. Most of these trains require to be reserved in advance. Consult the FS web pages for connections and information.


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