November 1st is a big day for public transportation in Florence and Tuscany. From that day on, bus and tram service in the entire region will be managed by Autolinee Toscane.
Local transportation in Florence includes buses and trams. 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) with the city centre and 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 to the Vespucci Airport of Florence in only 20 minutes.
The old town centre of Florence is easy to reach: there is a a convenient shuttle bus service, run by AT Autolinee Toscane, that leaves from the Parterre (Piazza Libertà area), near the car park: it' s the C1 line! It runs every 10' and stops next to various points of interest: San Marco, San Lorenzo, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte alle Grazie, Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio and the Oltrarno district. From 23 May 2022, the C2 line will also be reactivated, with small electric buses running through the city centre, connecting the Porta al Prato area (Stazione Leopolda) with Piazza Beccaria, and passing through the areas of Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Signoria and Piazza Sant'Ambrogio.
The price of a single ticket is the same for buses and trams (€ 1,50 per 90'), available at official ticket offices (via Santa Caterina da Siena, a few minutes walk from SMN Train Station) and authorized dealers, at automatic machines, online using the Tabnet App (Google Play & App Store), by sms texting “Firenze” to the following number 4880105 (€ 1,80 + sms cost).
An important change is represented by the new ticket valid for all the region (biglietto unico regionale): one ticket for all the main cities of the region (Firenze, Pisa, Siena, Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pistoia, Prato: € 1,50) and for the other towns and villages (€1,20). Also tickets for intercity journeys can be easily purchased on a mileage basis wherever in the region. For more information please check the official Website or call 800 142424.
At the moment, ticket sale on board and cashless service with contactless credit cards are suspended.