You can reach all the main areas of Florence city centre and the suburbs by tram or bus.
Urban transportation consists in the Autolinee Toscane bus and tram services: the T1 Leonardo line, which connects Scandicci and the Santa Maria Novella train station and Careggi hospital, and the Linea T2 Vespucci line, which connects piazza dell’Unità and Peretola Airport.
There are several options to reach Florence’s outlying areas.
Florence city centre is limited by the ZTL (Zona Traffico Limitato) and the no-entry hours depend on the season and the day of the week.
Standard no-entry: Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 8pm; Saturday, from 7.30am to 4pm. Free access on Sunday and holidays. From April to October, the Restricted Traffic Zone is also in effect at night, which means that access is not permitted on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the following times: 7.30am on Thursday to 4pm on Saturday.
If you are staying in the Restricted Traffic Zone, you can reach your accommodation by communicating your vehicle information to the hotel (up to 3 hours before you arrive), which will notify the municipal police on your behalf.
You will be allowed to travel the shortest route between the hotel and an entry point into the Restricted Traffic Zone. During your stay you may drive in Florence, but only along the same afore-stated route and on the condition that you inform the hotel on every occasion (the service costs € 1).
In any case, you can leave your car at an entry point into the Restricted Traffic Zone in one of the many car parks in the Firenze Parcheggi network:
If you are an independent traveller, you might be interested in using Florence’s car-sharing services
If you prefer to get around by bike, take advantage of the bikes belonging to the city’s Bike Sharing service.
The service does not have pick-up and drop-off points. Just download the app to locate and book a bike. Once you have reached your destination, leave the bike in the nearest rack.