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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 line T1 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 station to the Airport of Florence Vespucci.

On buses and trams you can travel only  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 which are at every tram stop. Tickets must be immediately punched in the machines, as you get on board.   A 90 minutes ticket costs € 1.50. You can also buy a 90' ticket by sending a sms (text: ATAF) to this number  4880105 (only for Italian SIM card). It costs € 1,80. Get on board only after receiving the answer via SMS.  

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 no. 7 - Largo Alinari - San Domenico - Fiesole

bus no. 10 - Via La Pira (Piazza San Marco) - Stadio Comunale - Settignano

bus no. 12 - Rotonda Barbetti (near the SMN train station) - Piazzale Michelangelo - Via Cavour (Piazza San Marco) - Stazione SMN - Rotonda Barbetti

bus no. 13 - Rotonda Barbetti (near the SMN train station) - Piazzale Michelangelo - Rotonda Barbetti

bus no. 14A (Girone) - Piazza San Marco - Stazione SMN-  Viale Generale della Chiesa ("Firenze Camping In Town" - camping for camper and roulotte)

bus no. 25A - Via La Pira (Piazza San Marco) - Piazza Libertà - Pratolino (Medici Park)

bus no. 37 - Piazza SMN - Porta Romana - Bottai ("Campeggio Internazionale")

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.

Find more information in the dedicated page.  




Published: 11/2/2019

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