Getting to Tuscany by Bus, Tram or Car

There are multiple ways to get to Tuscany. You can arrive by plane, train or automobile.

The buses in Tuscany are really nice and seats are cozy. Another added bonus, you get to watch the beautiful Italian scenery drift by the window en route. Note that 'Biglietti' mean ticket in Italian. You need to get that before you get on the bus.

To travel on the tram of Florence you must use Ataf and Li-nea travel titles. Both tickets, can be purchased in the manner specified by Ataf and Li-nea, are valid within the limits of their duration. Tickets are not available on board the tramway but can be purchased at each stop using the automatic ticket offices on every quay.

By Car

A rental car is an extremely useful and practical solution to visit all of Tuscany. Practical because many car rental offices being in or near the main airports and train stations so that you can pick up your rental as soon as you arrive in Tuscany.

If you want to stay in the countryside or are planning to visit the beautiful smaller villages spread throughout Tuscany, renting a car is actually the best solution. It will offer independence from fixed bus and train schedules as well as from the random transportation strikes that tend to occur in Italy. You will be able to move from one place to the next at your leisure.
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty

Rent a Car

In Italian, "carburante" and "benzina" are both generic words for gasoline/petrol. But diesel is diesel in Italian as well, so PAY ATTENTION and know what kind of car you're renting so that you put the right type in the car.

If you're planning on only visiting Florence, a car will not be needed. If you wish to visit towns and villages beyond the most popular destinations of Florence, Pisa and Siena, then a car is almost a necessity. The Chianti hills, the Val d'Orcia, Maremma, Casentino and hilltop villages in these areas in Tuscany are almost impossible to visit depending solely on public transportation.

Cars in Florence

Renting a car in Tuscany is extremely simple since you can reserve your rental car online before you head to Tuscany.
  • A credit card is required for the reservation
  • Non-European Union citizens will need, in addition to their driver's license, an International Driver's Permit/License along with your license to be able to drive in Italy. So make sure you've got your documents in order before departing.

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