Public transportation in Florence and Tuscany (local buses as well as intercity ones) is managed by Autolinee Toscane.
Local transportation in Florence includes buses and trams. The bus network is widespread, whereas tramways are still developing. At the moment, there are 2 tram lines: T1 Leonardo connects the parking of Villa Costanza in Scandicci (suburb of the city) to the Hospital of Careggi, in the north of Florence, passing in front of the central station Firenze SMN. A second tram line, T2 Vespucci, connects SMN Central train station (10 minutes walk from Duomo) to the Vespucci Airport of Florence in approximately 20 minutes. For information about the tramway lines visit the official website.
The different areas of the historical center of Florence are easy to reach thanks to the electric buses of Autolinee Toscane: line C1 leaves from Parterre (Piazza Libertà), near the car park , it runs every 10' and stops near various points of interest: San Marco Museum, San Lorenzo Church, Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte alle Grazie, Santa Croce Church, Ponte Vecchio and in Oltrarno district. C2 and C3 lines connect the Porta al Prato neighbourhood (Stazione Leopolda) with Piazza Beccaria; the first one passes through the areas of Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Signoria and Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, while the second one crosses Ponte alla Carraia and passes through Oltrarno district, to cross back on Ponte alle Grazie and make a stop by Santa Croce Church. You can find the complete map of all lines at this link.
The price of a single ticket is the same for buses and tramway (€ 1,50 per 90'), available at official ticket offices (via Santa Caterina da Siena, a few minutes walk from SMN Train Station) at Tabacchi shops, newsagencies, at the tramway stops by automatic machines, by Tabnet App (download from Google Play & App Store), and finally by sms, texting “Firenze” to the following number 4880105 (€ 1,80 + sms cost). Don’t forget to validate the paper tickets once on board buses and tramways!
Some city buses reach the main tourist destinations in the proximity of Florence: Fiesole: 7; Piazzale Michelangelo: 12 or 13; Certosa del Galluzzo: 37; Parco Mediceo di Pratolino (Villa Demidoff): 25A; Settignano: 10.
If you want to reach farther destinations, like Siena, San Gimignano or any village of the Chianti region, you will need an intercity bus. For that purpose we advise you to consult this link, where you can find the map of intercity bus terminals. For more information please check the official website of Autolinee Toscane or call 800 142424.
It’s important to know that the city ticket valid in Florence is also valid in all the other Tuscan main cities (Pisa, Siena, Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pistoia, Prato: € 1,50). In the other towns and villages bus tickets cost €1,20. Tickets for intercity journeys can be easily purchased on a mileage basis wherever in the region. '
At the moment, ticket sales on board and the cashless service with contactless credit cards are suspended.