Car Hire Florence Airport
Admire the beauty of the city of Florence, then venture out into the Tuscan Hills to enjoy the Chianti wine region and the hidden gems of Tuscany. Hiring a car from Florence Airport is one of the easiest ways to reach many of the towns of Tuscany and Skyscanner can help you get the best car hire from Florence Airport.
Where to hire a car at Florence Airport
The car hire companies at Florence Airport are all located outside of the airport building in Palagio degli Spini. You will need to take the shuttle bus which runs every 20 minutes from the bus stop which can be found in the short term parking area. The shuttle bus will take you to Auto Europa, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.
Petrol Stations near Florence Airport
If you hire a car from Florence Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car.
If you are driving to Florence Airport from the north you will find an Esso Station on Via Pratese. Although it is close to the car hire companies at Palagio degli Spini, the one way system in place means it’s a 5 minute drive away.
When driving to the airport from Florence there is an Esso Station on approach on Via Francesco Baracca which is a 5 minute drive away.
Driving around Florence Airport
The A11 road is located alongside the airport heading north, this connects the airport to the towns in Tuscany and puts you in easy reach of the A1 motorway which goes north to Bologna and runs to the south coast.
All of the motorways in Italy are toll roads which must be paid when exiting the motorway going through the booths. You can pay by card or cash and you must drive through booth signed for your method of payment. Do not drive through the telepass booths are these are for those with transponders in the car.
Getting to your destination
Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to Tuscany, Italy which can be easily reached from Florence Airport.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Italy with landmarks such as Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Many of the sights of Florence are museums and art galleries making it the perfect city break destination all year around.
Driving to Florence from Florence Airport is a 25 minute, 8km drive via the Via Francesco Baracca.
The city centre of Florence has a limited traffic zone in operation between 7.30am and 7.30pm on weekdays and 7.30am to 6pm on Saturday’s. If your hotel is within the city centre and you are travelling during this zone you may need to look for parking on the outskirts and walk in.
Parking in Florence can be an issue with limited spaces available. Parking spaces with white markings are for residents only and although you can park in blue spaces these tend to be quite a distance from the city centre. Parking lots may be more convenient with one available near the train station at 3 euros per hour and underground parking found near the Congress Centre for 1,60 euro per hour.
The gateway to the Chianti Wine Region, Greve is a must for those looking for wine tasting, tours, an annual wine festival and a trip to the Wine Museum.
Florence Airport to Greve is a 45 minute 40km drive via the A1 which is an enjoyable scenic drive through the countryside.
Parking in Greve generally isn’t a problem with free and paid parking available, it may be more difficult to find spaces during the Saturday market and annual wine festival.
Siena is a contrast to its rival Florence, instead known for gothic architectural influence throughout the city. Siena is home to the Tuscan Wine School, Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo.
Driving to Siena from Florence Airport will take just over an hour at 80km via Raccordo Autostradale.
Like Florence, Siena operates a limited traffic zone within the historical city centre and car parks are available on the outskirts. You will find these near the train station, the Medicean Fortress and Porta Tugfi starting a 2 euros per hour.