Passenger guide - Florence airport (FLR) 

 
Florence airport (FLR)

Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport, also known as Peretola Airport and opened on June 4, 1931, is one of the most important in the region of Tuscany. It operates with domestic flights and some international destinations within Europe and the Middle East.

Official Website: aeroporto.firenze.it
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 4:00 am to 0:00 am.
Annual passenger traffic: 2.5 million passengers went through it during 2016.
Tel: +39 0553 0615. Flight information: Tel +39 055 306 1300. There is an information and tourist counter in the Arrivals area, open from Monday to Saturday between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm, and Sundays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Tel +39 055 315 874).

 

The airport is located 5 km (3 miles) to the northwest of the city.

 
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Bus - The VolaInBus service (Tel +39 800 373 760) connects the enclosure with the bus terminal, in the city centre, in about 30 minutes, with a fare of €6.00. It operates every 30 min. between 5:30 am and 0:30 am. On the other hand, Cap Autolinee (Tel +39 0574 6081) provides transportation to Prato train station from 6:15 am to 11:12 pm (8:00 am to 9:00 on holidays). The trip takes 30 min. and tickets have a cost of €1.70. Intermediate stops include Questura, Ferraris, Soccorso and S. Marco. Timetables and routes

Taxi - Ranks are located in front of the passenger terminal. Journey time to downtown Florence is 15 minutes and has a fixed fare of €22.00 (€25.30 during the night). Reservations: Tel +39 055 4242 / 4390 / 4798.

 

Car rental desks are found in Palagio degli Spini, connected through a courtesy shuttle bus every 20 minutes with the short-term car park. Auto Europa/Sicily by Car (Tel +39 055 343 6031), Avis/Budget (Tel +39 055 315 588), Europcar (Tel +39 055 318 609), Goldcar (Tel +39 199 151 151), Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty/Firefly (Tel +39 055 307 370), Locauto/Enterprise/Alamo (Tel +39 348 781 5800), Maggiore/National (Tel +39 055 311 256), Sixt (Tel +39 055 309 790).

 

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, charging stations, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access for 2 hours. Some nearby hotels, such as the Novotel Firenze Nord Aeroporto, provide meeting and conference rooms. The Sala Masaccio lounge is located on the first floor of the Departures area, opens from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm and offers a bar, newspapers and magazines, Wi-Fi, workstations.

Food and Drinks- There are restaurants in the Departures and Arrivals areas, in addition to vending machines throughout the enclosure.
Shopping- Duty-free shops on the ground level and the first floor. Other options include bookstores, clothing, accessories, jewellery.
Baggage- Luggage trolleys available for free. Secure wrapping in the check-in area, from the first scheduled flight until the last. The lost and found office is situated in the baggage reclaim area and operates from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Tel +39 055 306 1300).
Other Services- Baby changing facilities, first aid room.

 

Two parking areas are available 24 hours a day in front of the terminal building. The first 15 minutes are free. Rates

P1 - Short-term parking.
P2 - Dedicated for long stays.

 

There are adapted toilets and telephones and reserved parking spaces close to the terminal doors, in addition to wheelchairs and ambulifts to board and disembark from the airplane. Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline or travel agency about their needs at the moment of booking or at least 48 hours in advance.

 

You can find numerous accommodations in the city centre. Some of them have shuttle services for their guests. Ibis Firenze Nord Aeroporto (Tel +39 0553 4511), Novotel Firenze Nord Aeroporto (Tel +39 0555 3821), Hotel Airport Florence (Tel +39 055 430 256), Hotel Real (Tel +39 055 051 6474), Hotel Franchi (Tel +39 055 315 425), EurHotel (Tel +39 055 319 234), Hotel Mirage (Tel +39 055 352 011), Hotel Nord Florence (Tel +39 055 431 151), B&B Hotel Firenze Nuovo Palazzo di Giustizia (Tel +39 055 437 6773), B&B Hotel Firenze Novoli (Tel +39 055 437 8951).

 
 
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Latest updates: May, 16, 2017