The bus and tram network in Florence, Italy, is run by the ATAF e Li-nea consortium. Timetables and other service information about day buses, night buses, electric buses and trams can be found on the ATAF website, much of which is in English.
The latest transport network pdf map was updated with new routes in 2019. Click the small map image below to load it.
There is also an old map of bus lines in the historic centre on various websites, but this map is no longer consistent with current ATAF data.
More information and timetables from ATAF here.
Florence airport to city – tram or bus?
Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci Airport is just 4 km north-west of the city centre, a short 20-minute ride on the bus shuttle from the airport to the central train station, Santa Maria Novella, or on the more eco-friendly T2 tram (new in 2019).
So which is better: the tram or the bus?
• Both take approximately 20 minutes.
• The tram stops on the way; the bus is direct (but no faster).
• The tram is much cheaper per person and more frequent.
• Only one piece of hand luggage (max. 50x30x25 cms, 10 kilos) may be carried free on the tram. For each larger bag, an extra ticket must be bought.
• No large bags over 80x45x25 or 20 kilos are allowed on the tram.
T2 Tram departures from the airport vary from every 5 minutes at peak times. Tickets are bought at machines or sales points and must then be stamped on boarding the tram. They are then valid for the tram and any onward bus travel in the city for 90 minutes after the stamp.
Bus departures from the airport are every 30 minutes from 5.30 a.m. and then every hour from 8.30 p.m. Hours are the same on weekends and holidays. One-way tickets can be bought on the bus from the driver, but if you want a round trip ticket, you’ll need to buy it before getting on.
If your accommodation in Florence isn’t near the station, consider this shared airport transfer service in a minibus direct to your hotel or apartment. The cost isn’t much more and it’s well reviewed.