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How to arrive in Florence by plane!



There are two airports serving the city of Florence: Amerigo Vespucci and Galileo Galilei (in Pisa).


Airport Amerigo Vespucci
Recently restructured, this airport has been provided with a parking area for short and long-term stay, services for disabled people, congress room, ticket office and information office.
The airport is open all year round from 5.30 am. Check-in desks operate until 23 pm.


The information office is open every day from 8.30 am to 18.30 pm. tel. 0553061300, e-mail: infoaeroporto@aeroporto.firenze.it
A 24h service is available for information on flights. Tel.  0553061700 o 0553061702
The ticket office is open from 9 am to 17 pm, with the exception of Lufthansa ticket office (5.30 am -19 pm) and Air France (6 am – 19 pm).
The terminal building is provided with lost /damaged luggage service, working hours are from 8 am to 14 pm and from 16 to 23 pm(tel. 0553061302)


Connections and parking
The airport is situated north-west of Florence, and is connected with the city centre by means of city buses and taxi. There are two large parking areas either for short-term and long-term stay, for a total of 800 spaces.
Connections with buses are guaranteed by a shuttle service operating between the airport and Florence train station. The journey takes about 30 minutes with no stops. Ticket price is about 4 Euro. The service is available between 5.30 am and 21 pm, with rides every 30 minutes. .
For info tel. 800-424500


Airlines and routes
Florence airport has small dimensions, nonetheless it can boast numerous airlines and a good network of Domestic and international routes. From the airport it is possible to reach several European destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bruxelles, Copenaghen, London Gatwick, Madrid and Vienna, as well as some extra-European destinations (Bucarest, Timisoara, Tirana). As for domestic flights, the Amerigo Vespucci airport offers connections with Bologna, Milano Malpensa, Olbia (Sardinia), Rome Fiumicino, Turin, Verona, Cagliari, Catania and Palermo.


Disabled people
Disabled people and passengers with reduced mobility can take advantage of the assistance service guaranteed at the airport, either on departure and arrival. Inside the terminal building there are toilets purposely equipped for disabled people, as well as reserved parking areas, rolling chairs and free medical service. 


Business flights
Those travelling for business can make use of a reserved area situated on the first floor (Sala Masaccio), where a working office has been staged, with access to internet, printer, Pc.
Access to the room is permitted only to passengers with boarding card, and according to the airlines directives. Moreover, passengers travelling with hand luggage only can check-in directly from the Masaccio Room.


Car rental
Inside the airport are present several rental companies, some of which are open also on Sunday.


Airport Galileo Galilei – Pisa
The international airport Galileo Galilei (Tel. +39 050849111 e-mail sat@pisa-airport.com web www.pisa-airport.com ) is situated just 1 km away from the town of Pisa and 80 km from Florence, and it is served by  several airlines with tens of international destinations.  The main locations such as Florence, Siena, Lucca, Viareggio and Livorno are easily reachable from the airport


Services
A tourist information office is present inside the airport, with working hours every day from 8 am to 22 pm. It is possible to receive information on flights ( tel. 050849300) or access the baggage deposit service, which is open from 10 am to 18 pm (deposit), and from 8 am to 20 pm (withdrawal). To receive information on luggage call 050849400.
Inside the terminal building you can also find a ticket office (050849404)  to book flights or train tickets on the English line London Gatwick- Victoria station. Next to the ticket office stands the Ryanair ticket office (tel. 050503770)


Disabled people
The Galileo Galilei airport provides assistance to people with disabilities and reduced mobility either on arrival and departure. Ramps, rolling chairs, special staff and other services are available. Passengers with peacemaker or specific needs can pass through separate security gates. The airport is also provided with reserved parking areas and toilets for disabled people, as well as special phones for non-hearing people, ramps and lifts.


Parking and connections
The airport is provided with a large parking either for short-term and long-terms stay, for a total of 1200 spaces, plus a parking area for Granturismo coaches. The car park is open from 8 am to 24 pm. tel. 050849512
The city of Florence can be easily reached from the airport in different ways:  
By car (Pisa lies 80 km away from Florence): follow the highway A11 Pisa-Florence or the Superstrada Florence-Pisa-Livorno.


By train: the airport is connected with Santa Maria Novella train station through an hourly train service, for total of 8 daily rides. The train station is situated just outside the departure terminal, and tickets can be purchased at the information office in the Arrival terminal.

For info and prices: www.trenitalia.it.


By coach:  Florence can be reached from the airport with Granturismo coaches of the company Terravision. Tickets are sold at the information office in the Arrival terminal. For info: Bus low-cost Pisa-Florence


By Taxi : taxi operate 24h. For the Radio Taxi service call   050 541600. The taxi station is just opposite the airport exit on the side of the Arrival terminal. You can also choose a shared taxi (max. 8 passengers). This service is active every day from 8 am to 24 pm and you can find it opposite the Arrival terminal on the right. 
For info and prices: www.cotapi.it


Web services:
The airport is provided with three Internet Points, which offer web surfing, web camera, on line customer assistance, free SAT  information points, printer in black and white/colour, portable pc connection, drive pen and infrared gate.  All services can be paid by credit card.


Car rental
With more than 400 different vehicles available, including minivan, pullman and cars, the airport is served by the major international rental car companies.
Here is a list:
Auto Europa (tel 050506883 booking:80033440);
Avis,(tel 05042028 booking: 199100133);
E@sy Car (tel 0502201219 booking 800939293);
Europcar, provides rental with private driver, (tel 05041081 booking: 800014410);
Hertz Italiana (tel 05043220 booking:: 199112211);
Liberty Rent International provides rental with private driver, (tel 05048088);
Maggiore (tel 05042574 booking:: 848867067);
Sixt Rent a Car provides rental with private driver, (tel 05028101 booking:: 800900666);
Thrifty Italy by Car (tel 05045490 booking: 800846083)


Airlines and main routes
The following airlines operate at Galileo Galilei airport:
Air Dolomiti www.airdolomiti.it tel. 199 400 044 / 045 2886140
Air France www.airfrance.it tel. 848 884466
Alitalia www.alitalia.it tel. Voli nazionali 06 2222 Voli internazionali 06 2222
British Airwais www.britishairways.com tel. 199 712266
Lufthansa www.lufthansa.com tel 199 400 044
Ryanair www.ryanair.com tel 050 503770
Transavia www.transavia.com tel. 02 69682615
Iberia www.iberia.com tel. 199 101191
Hlx www.hlx.com tel. 199 192 692
Flya Airone www.flyairone.it tel. 199 20 70 80
Thomson Fly www.thomsonfly.com tel. 0044 023 600 35 82
Norwegian www.norwegian.no tel. 0047 81521815
Albatros Airways www.albatrosairways.info tel. 02 36572320/1/2/3 o +355 4274747
Easyjet www.easyjet.com tel. 848 887766
Jet2www.jet2.com tel. 199 309240
Solinair-Elbafly www.solinair-elbafly.it tel. 320 4792558 - 556
Air Alps www.airalps.com tel. 06 4740340
Meridiana www.meridiana.it tel. 199 111333
Consulta www.consulta.it tel. 06 6529434 / 06 6529264
Fly Belleair tel. 026101448 / 02 6100769 o 04 232983 / 04 243761
Helvetic www.helvetic.com tel. 02 696 826 84
Condor www.condor.com tel. +49 (0) 180 5707303
Finn Air www.finnair.com tel. 840 054 747 - 840 000 979
Scandinavian Airlines www.scandinavianairlines.com tel. 02 72 00 01 93 - 72 00 06 60


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