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tramvia stazione

Everything you should know in order to move around by public transport in Florence.

tramvia-firenzeTram lines and city bus services (red and white, or blue and grey or orange buses) are the public transport in Florence.

The tram lineT1 Leonardo connects the parking of Villa Costanza at Scandicci (suburb of the city) with the city centre and the Hospital of Careggi, in the north of Florence, passing in front of the central station Firenze SMN and the city centre.

A second tram line T2 Vespucci connects SMN Central train station to the Airport of Florence Vespucci in only 20 minutes.

On buses and trams it's better to travel by purchasing tickets in advance (before getting on the bus or tram) from authorized sales points (bars, tobacconists and newsagents), from the ATAF hall which is inside the SMN train station or from the automatic machines at tram stops. Attention: Tickets must be immediately punched in the machines, as you get on board.   A 90 minutes ticket costs € 1.50.

A new, further possibility - at the moment only on Ataf Buses - is the Cashless service:  the holders of various contactless credit cards (Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, Vpay) will be able to buy a virtual ticket - without any extra charge - simply by combining their card with the validating machine; It is possible to purchase up to a maximum of 5 tickets with the same payment card: after purchasing the first ticket select the "passenger addition" icon and bring the card to each additional ticket. In the case of control you just have to communicate the last 4 numbers of your credit card.

Electric Buses move in the historical centre; they also reach the pedestrian areas.
There are four lines: C1 - C2 - C3 - C4; the route C1 is convenient for visiting the most important museums of Florence.    

Public lines that reach interesting points for tourists:  

Bus 7 - Largo Alinari - San Domenico - Fiesole
Bus 10 - Via La Pira (Piazza San Marco) - Stadio Comunale - Settignano
Bus 12 - Rotonda Barbetti (near the SMN train station) - Piazzale Michelangelo - Via Cavour (Piazza San Marco) - Stazione SMN - Rotonda Barbetti
Bus 13 - Rotonda Barbetti (near the SMN train station) - Piazzale Michelangelo - Rotonda Barbetti
Bus 14A (Girone) - Piazza San Marco - Stazione SMN-  Viale Generale della Chiesa ("Firenze Camping In Town" - camping for camper and roulotte)
Bus 25A - Via La Pira (Piazza San Marco) - Piazza Libertà - Pratolino (Medici Park)
Bus 37 - Piazza SMN - Porta Romana - Bottai ("Campeggio Internazionale")

Find all the information (itineraries, schedules etc.) about Ataf, local public buses, at the following link:

The towns in the surroundings can be reached by public buses, color green or blue, owned by different companies. The main ones are:
(main destinations: Siena, San Gimignano, Mugello) - Ticket office & departures: via Santa Caterina da Siena 17 (next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station)
CAP (main destinations: Prato, Pistoia, Viareggio) - Ticket office: Largo Alinari 10 (next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station). Departures: Stazione Leopolda   Information: ‘ProntoAtaf’ tel 800 424500 (free call - from Italy only) and ATAF Hall inside the Santa Maria Novella Train Station.





Published: 11/2/2019

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