NOTICE!!! COVID-19 Emergency, new rules for public transportation on these websites: ATAF & Gest.
Tram lines and city bus services (red and white, or blue and grey or orange buses) are the public transportation 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 train station to the Airport of Florence Vespucci in only 20 minutes.
On buses and trams it's better to travel by purchasing tickets in advance (before getting on the bus or tram) from authorized sales points (bars, tobacconists and newsagents), from the ATAF point which is inside the SMN train station or from the automatic machines at tram stops. Tickets must be immediately validated in the machines, as you get on board. A 90 minutes ticket costs € 1.50.
A new, further possibility - at the moment only on Ataf Buses - is the Cashless service: the holders of various contactless credit cards (Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, Vpay) will be able to buy a virtual ticket - without any extra charge - simply by combining their card with the validating machine.
Single metropolitan ticket extended until March 2021
The Council of the Metropolitan City of Florence has approved the extension of the agreement between the Region of Tuscany and the local authorities for the continuation of a further experimental phase, until March 2021, of the use of the "Unico Metropolitano" ticket.
This allows citizens to use a single ticket for all means of local public transport: tramway, bus, train.