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Transport in Tuscany

One can only admire the combination of highly developed transport system and excellent ecological situation in Tuscany. Local government do their best to protect the purity of air and coastal waters.

You can reach your destination in Tuscany by plane or by train, by bus or by car; anyway, your trip will be comfortable.

Car Rentals in Tuscany

In order to rent a car you will need a passport, a credit card and an international license with at least 1 year of driving experience. A driver should be older than 21 (some companies require the age of 23).

Going to Tuscany by Train

Traveling by railway in Tuscany has three advantages: well-developed network of routes, variety of train types and flexible system of discounts. Railways are so much developed that even small towns have stations of their own. This may be the reason for taking a train to some place to meet local colorful sights.

Going to Tuscany by Bus or by Car

Travelling by bus is as much good as by train although it is less popular due to not very accurate timetable. Main cities and resorts are annually connected with bus routes. Tickets are available at the stations. In large cities tickets may be sold by an agency and in small towns you can buy a ticket right in the bus. Tickets may be with seat number or without it. It is better to buy tickets in advance during the travelling season to take care of a more convenient place in the bus.

Going to Tuscany by Plane

There are two international airports in Tuscany. Amerigo Vespucci Airport (IATA code: FLR) is one of them. It is situated approximately four kilometers away from Florence.

Public transport of Tuscany

Public transport of Tuscany is especially very well developed in the large cities. In Florence there are 35 routes for instance. Tickets can be bought for a certain period for one day or for a week in many places like bus stops, terminals, kiosks (“Edicola”, “Tabacci”) and bars. One should buy tickets in advance because it is impossible to buy tickets in buses and trams.

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