Florence Transport Guide

Trains, planes, buses and automobiles – Florence has plenty of those, but don’t expect to catch the subway anywhere. While the city might be without a metro system, the good news is you can get around just about all of the city on foot or by bus.

How to get around Florence

Public transportation in Florence is widely used - city buses are popular and offer affordable fares. While there are plenty of taxis in Florence, you’re likely to have trouble hailing one down, so it’s best to find a taxi stand or call to make a booking. Aside from walking, cycling is also a great way to get around central Florence – and it’s not mandatory to wear a helmet. The city also runs a public bike-hire service available to non-residents with bikes available at 8 points around the city, including the main one just in front of the train station. When in Italy, do as the Italians do and scooter, if you’re brave enough to manoeuvre around your fellow Italian drivers. If you prefer some car door protection, car hire companies are concentrated in the Borgo Ognissanti area along with some motorbike and scooter outlets. Don’t forget helmets are compulsory on all motorised two-wheel vehicles.