How to get to Florence



Where is Florence . . .

Florence lies on the River Arno and is the capital of Tuscany, a region in northern Italy that lies between the central Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Getting there

The most convenient route is by air to Florence. Alternatively, you can connect via Milan or Rome. Florence is also well serviced by trains from locations throughout Italy and all the major capital cities of Europe.

From Australia: The most convenient 1-stop flights to Florence are on Singapore Airlines via Singapore, on Malaysian Airlines via Kuala Lumpur, on Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong and on Emirates via Dubai.

From New Zealand: The most convenient 2-stop flights to Florence are on Air New Zealand to Los Angeles connecting on Lufthansa via Frankfurt. Alternatively, fly Singapore Airlines via Singapore and Frankfurt, connecting to Florence.

From the UK: British Airways, Thomson and EasyJet offer direct flights daily from London Gatwick, with connecting flights from major airports in the UK.

From the USA: Delta Air Lines offers direct flights to Florence from New York Kennedy Airport. Several European carriers offer 1-stop flights from Los Angeles.

Flight time to Florence

Brisbane to Florence is 24 hours 50 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Florence is 21 hours 55 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Florence is 21 hours 45 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Florence is 25 hours, with connecting flightˆ

Auckland to Florence is 26 hours 55 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
London to Florence is 2 hours 5 minutes, direct flight
New York to Florence is 8 hours 25 minutes, direct flight
Los Angeles to Florence is 13 hours 10 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Flying in

The closest international airport is Pisa Intertnational Airport (also known as Galileo Galilei Airport), located 1.5km south of Pisa and 97km west of Florence. A frequent train service links the airport to the centre of Florence, taking around 80 minutes.

Amerigo Vespucci Airport (also known as Peretola) is located 5km northwest of Florence and mainly services national flights and some others within Europe. City bus no. 62 connects the airport with Piazza della Stazione in the centre of town as does the faster half-hourly SITA bus. Taxis and hire cars are available from the terminal.

Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.

Getting around Rome

Best on foot; Florence is a compact city. Bicycles, scooters and cars are available for hire. Taxis are expensive and are best used to get you and your lugguage between the train station and your hotel.
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