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About Florence - Amerigo Vespucci Airport

Peretola Airport is an international airport operating in Florence, which is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. In 1990, the airport was renamed after Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian merchant and cartographer. It is known as the second busiest airport in terms of the number of passengers following Pisa International Airport. Many corners of Peretola Airport, which was constructed in 1932 and located 15 minutes away from the city center of Peretola, were renovated in 2006. The airport lies in the north of the city and flights are executed here from quite many European countries.

Getting to the City Center from Florence - Amerigo Vespucci Airport

Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and the city inspired Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci…

Florence, which had been the capital of Italy for a while, emerges as one of the cultural capitals of Europe. The city, which attracts many tourists thanks to the historic buildings and charming atmosphere left as a legacy by centuries, also attracts attention as a trade center.

Transportation is easy in Florence, a small city in terms of surface area. As in all European cities, there are very systematical roads designed for pedestrians and vehicles, as well as cycling lanes for those who want to travel by bike. In addition to the tramway network, which has been built on a single line, the buses also provide the necessary transportation.

Peretola, the airport of Florence, is located very close to the city center and it also hosts international flights. Peterola Airport, built in the heart of the city of Florence, is just 5 kilometers away from the city center.

If you want, you can also travel by bus or taxi within this short distance. The airport also offers car and limo rental services for those who want to feel special.

Taxi

You can comfortably reach the city center from Peretola Airport by taking the advantage of taxis, called Radiotaxi in Florence. It is possible to get to the city center in as little as 15 minutes, a very short time, thanks to the taxis departing in front of the terminal building of the airport.

Bus

To get to the city center from the airport, you can get on the buses, which depart every 30 minutes between 5:30 am and 10:30 pm or you can benefit from the bus service which depart hourly between 8:30 pm and 10 pm at night. You can get a bus ticket when you board the bus and the bus ride to the city center takes about 30 minutes.

Limo Rental

Two limousine rental companies at the airport provide this service to you between 8 am and 8 pm. If you want to experience a unique transportation service, you can rent a limousine equipped with modern computer systems and designed for comfort with a special driver that makes you feel special.

Rent a car

Outside the terminal building, there are the offices of many famous car rental companies such as Sicly by Car, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore and Sixt. It is very easy to get to the city center by renting a car from these car rental companies that provide this service between 8 am and 11 pm each day of the week.

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2017
Getting to Florence - Amerigo Vespucci Airport from the City Center

As there is a short distance between the airport and the city center in Florence, all means of transportation help you reach the airport in a short time. These transportation options include buses and taxis, as well as rental cars as a more private alternative.

Taxi

You can reach the airport from the city center by taxis in about 15 minutes. By taking a taxi, it also possible to reach the airport from other points of the city in addition to the city center.

Bus

You can reach the airport by bus as a more economical transportation option. We advise you to plan your journey taking into consideration the bus ride takes about 30 minutes or 1 hour depending on the traffic.

Rent a car

Many car rental companies in the city center offer you the opportunity to rent a car at any time. It is possible to get to the airport by the rental cars you can drive easily if you are know the routes well.

Airport Information

Peretola Airport, which has a single terminal building for Domestic and International flights, provides its passengers with basic services as well as the lounges with spacious and tranquil atmosphere.

In addition to the restaurants Baccanale Firenze and My Chef where you can meet your eating and drinking needs, there are many shopping stores where you can shop. These include Giunti al Punto Libreire, Camicissima, Marina Militare, St.G Italian Style Distilled, Occhialinvista, Mossa, Conte of Florence, Duty Free Beauty & Fashion and Duty Free Food.

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2017

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