The international airport ‘Amerigo Vespucci’, is located in the north-west suburban area of Florence. There are many airlines arriving there and connecting the city to some of the most important European airports. The airport is only 4 km from the city centre, which can be easily reached by taxi or with the shuttle service (around 15/20 minutes). Travel from Florence airport to your hotel is easiest by taxi, which costs 20-25 Euro plus baggage. There is also a shuttle bus available for 6 Euro that arrives at the main Florence train station, Santa Maria Novella. At the airport you can also find the main car rental agencies.
Many visitors decide alternatively to fly to Pisa (Galileo Galilei Airport, www.pisa-airport.com) which is 50 min by train or Bologna (www.bologna-airport.it), 37 min by train, or even Rome (90 min by train).
The main central railway station of Santa Maria Novella (one of the most important railway junctions as well as an interchange point of the Florence public transportation).
To arrive in Florence from other main locations in Italy (Rome, Milan, Bologna, etc.), it is most likely that the train is the easiest and most cost – effective way. Check www.trenitalia.com to see train schedules and purchase tickets ahead of time.