Bus, Taxi and Parking
Moving in Florence can be very easy (by car is not so easy to find a park place). On the web there are several sites where you can find updated information about the public trasportation system of the city. In these pages we've selected the most important websites for your movings in town. Timetables, numbers, map of the city, parking areas...
ATAF manage the public urban transportation in Florence. Tickets and bus passes can be purchased at the Ataf ticket booth in Piazza Stazione, in bars, newspaper stands, tobacconists. All the tickets must be stamped using the machines on board. During night time (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) tickets can be purchased inside from the driver.
In the website you can easily find the fares, time schedules and the city bus map: www.ataf.net
Phone: 800 424 500
BUS excursion outside Florence
With the transport service offered by Lazzi (Piazza Stazione, 1 - Ph. 055 351061 - www.lazzi.it) you can travel to every city of Tuscany by bus. On the website you can easily find time schedules, fares and the Lazzi guided tours around Tuscany. Other coach companies that operate in Florence are: Cap (Largo F.lli Alinari, 9 - Ph. 055 214637 - www.capautolinee.it) and Sita (Coach Station: Via S. Caterina da Siena, 15 - Ph. 055 294955).
The mayor taxi company of Florence is Socota (www.socota.it). On the website, you can find fares, taxi parking and the phone numbers to easily reach them.
You can reach the other taxi company by dialing these numbers:
Taxi radio - ph. number 055 4499/ 4390
Taxi - ph. number 055 4242
Goods transport - ph. number 055 4242/ 4798
Electric scooters taxi - ph. number 055 434 143.
Firenze Parcheggi www.firenzeparcheggi.it - Ph. 055 5001994), S.C.A.F. (Ph. 055 363362, for tourist busses mainly) and S.A.P. (Ph. 055 3215325) are the companies managing parking places in Florence. In most cases motorists must leave their car in a car park requiring payment. Parking areas are regulated by ZCS (Zona Controllo Sosta), that provides a variety of different parking spaces: for residents, workers living out of Florence and for occasional users.
The occasional users can park in the guarded parking places and also in the blue spaces marked with a 'P' for max two hours of from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. paying a rate. In 'yellow' paking places cars can be parked paying a low rate for the first 90 minutes but a real high rate for each successive hour (around 5 Euros). Finally int the above ground guarded car parks there is a fixed cost for the first 2 hours and another (higher) for each successive hour.
From 7.30 p.m. to 7.30 a.m. parking in the ZCS overnight and in the 'yellow' parking spaces is possible paying a rate using the 'gratta e sosta' tickets available from various sales points.
There are also special rates for tourists at the Parcheggio del Parterre (Piazza della Libertà) e Parcheggio della Calza (Porta Romana): the rates are pre-fixed for 24 hours, overnight (6 p.m. to 9 a.m.) and for a week. Parking at the Parcheggio del Parterre from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. will give you the possibility of renting an electric car.