Tourist coaches arriving in Florence

Tourist coaches arriving in Florence

Tourist buses or coaches coming to Florence should consider the Limited Traffic Zone for buses.

A limited traffic zone for buses (Z.T.L. BUS), valid 24 hours a day, has been established in the whole territory of Florence and Galluzzo. Transit of buses is allowed, only along predetermined itineraries, after payment of a fee and subsequent emission of a pass (called CONTRASSEGNO) which may be requested and received only on-line ( The pass always has to be displayed on the bus in a visible position.

From 2020 checkpoints are closed and passes have to be purchased exclusively online, on the Website: After subscription, including all details about the bus, you pay a rate which will vary depending on size/emissions of the vehicle, duration of the stay and other parameters.

Depending on the type of pass, you can use some of the climb/descent points for passengers: Lungarno Pecori Giraldi, Viale Ariosto/side of the city walls, piazza Vittorio Veneto (allowed stop: 10'), Piazzale Michelangelo (allowed stop: 20'). Due to a series of recurring events (April 2, May 7 and 21, November 26, 2023) the stop at Lungarno Pecori Giraldi will be closed.

The point in Via Della Dogana (San Marco area, Academy Gallery) has been suspended since October 2022. As a replacement, a new descent-only point has been activated in piazza Savonarola.

The climb/descent point for passengers coming from/going to the Central Railway Station SantaMariaNovella is in Largo Vincenzo Giudice (the interior lane of Viale Strozzi), between the underpass and via Valfonda. In order to use this climb/descent point, the bus must be authorized by Servizi alla Strada.

Buses, always showing the appropriate pass, are allowed to park exclusively in certain areas: Viale XI Agosto, Viale Nervi-Viale Paoli/Stadium area (h24) via Palazzeschi, via Visconti Venosta and Piazzale Galileo.

The fare of the pass changes according to a series of factors (typology of bus, location of the hotel, length of the stay etc.).

For more information (on-line payment, fares, typology of pass, allowed itineraries) send an email to: 

tel. +39 055 40401 

Website: SAS - Servizi alla Strada

Photo credits: Comune di Firenze