Florence Airport (FLR)
Florence Airport (Italian: Firenze) is named after the Italian businessman and cartographer - Amerigo Vespucci. It is also called Peretola Airport. The airport is not far, 80 kilometers from the airport of Pisa, Galileo Galilei. Together these airports form an entrance gateway to Tuscany, one of the most popular holiday areas in Italy.
The airport was renovated in 2006 in order capture the increase of travelers. Florence Airport now processes more than one and a half million passengers per year.
There is no train connection with the airport. From Florence Train Station there are good connections with the rest of Italy, for instance to Siena and Pisa.
Car and bus
The airport is four kilometers northwest of Florence. From the city center you follow the Viale Guidoni in the direction of highway A1, the airport is at the Firenze Nord exit.
Shuttle buses leave more than 60 times per day, Ataf (tel: +39(0)800 424 500) and Sita (tel: +39(0)800 373 760) from the airport to the center of Florence, these buses have their stops at S.M. Novella Train Station.
Car rental - Florence Airport
You can find counters for car rental companies outside the Arrivals Hall: Auto Europa/Sicily by Car, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Italy by Car, Maggiore/National and Winrent are represented. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
The taxi stand area is in front of the Arrivals Hall (tel: +39(0)55 4242). A ride to Florence takes approximately 15 minutes and costs around €15.00, all official taxis have meters.
There are 241 places for short-term parking and the first ten minutes are free, but after that you pay €2.00 for the first hour and €1.00 for each hour thereafter.
There are 640 long-term parking places available and for the first five hours you pay €1.00, up to twelve hours parking €6.00, then €14.00 per day. For information about parking (tel: +39(0)55 310294).
There are no hotels at the airport. The new Novotel Firenze Nord Aeroporto (tel: +39(0)55 308338) is two kilometers from the airport. There are a lot of hotels in Florence. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates. For further information refer to our page about hotels in Florence.
Shops and restaurants
The airport has a reasonable range of shops, both in the area accessible for everyone and in the area only for travelers, there are a few coffee shops, bars and a self-service restaurant.
You can find the counter for lost and found items in the Arrivals Hall (tel: +39(0)55 3061302).
In the Arrivals Hall you can find a counter with information about the airport and flights (tel: +39(0)55 3061300) and a separate counter for Tourist Information (tel: +39(0)55 315874).
Each passenger with a boarding pass has access to the ‘Masaccio Lounge’ on the first level of the Departures Hall, there you can also find offices to rent, equipped with computers with internet connection. Furthermore, the airport has a meeting room for a maximum of ten people, you must reserve them, a minimum of 10 days in advance.
The airport is very accessible for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. There is a special counter outside the Departures Hall where passengers can ask for assistance.
All customary services are available at the airport, including banks, money exchange offices, ATM's, a post office and a First Aid post.
Aeroporto di Firenze
Via del Termine 11
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +39(0)55 373498
Fax: +39(0)55 318716
Email: through the contact form
IATA airport code: FLR
ICAO airport code: LIRQ