Moving around in Florence can be very easy as long as you understand the options available to you. A taxi in Florence is one of the best ways to get from point A to point B, when it’s raining or the walk is just too far, for example.
Everything will be simpler in Florence, if you read our info guide: in this section Studentsville staff will keep you informed on how to get parking places, buses (inside the city center or outside) and how to phone for a taxi in Florence.
It is, for the most part, very easy to find a taxi in Florence, between the taxi stands or by calling the Florence taxi number ( 055/4390 and Florence Taxi websites), you should have one in no time. A taxi Florence, Italy is also one of the best ways to get somewhere where other cars are not allowed. By calling one of taxi numbers, you can also reserve a taxi Florence for a later time or date, if you want to make sure that a taxi will be available.
HOW TO PHONE FOR A TAXI IN FLORENCE
In Florence taxis are usually stationed at taxi parking stands, they don't stop on the street and can be booked by phone. The numbers to call a taxi are:
Taxi 4242 : 055.4242
Taxi 4390: 055.4390
FLORENCE CITY BUS
Another form of transportation that is very popular and also very economical is the Florence bus (Florence ATAF official websites). There are many available and running all day; download the Florence bus map pdf to see where you can go with a Florence city bus.
Have to catch a flight? There is also a Florence Airport to city bus that takes you from the station to the airport for just 6 euro. Find out more information about the airport bus right here.
If you are looking to take an actual Florence City Sightseeing Bus Tour, you can do this through various routes throughout the beautiful city, seeing all of the most important sites that Florence has to offer. If you want to see your possible options, then take a look at the Florence City Sightseeing map to help you figure out which route you would like to take.
On the web there are several sites where you can find updated information about the public transportation system of the city. We’ve selected the most important websites for your ways around town; Timetables, numbers, maps of the city and parking garages.
You can also find ATAF 2.0 App on Google Play Store
Phone: 800 424 500
BUS 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).
TAXI IN FLORENCE
The mayor taxi company of Florence is Taxi 4242 (www.4242.it). On the website, you can find fares, taxi parking and the phone numbers to easily reach them. Do Florence taxis take credit cards? Yes, you can with your credit card.
You can reach the other taxi company by dialing these numbers:
Taxi radio - ph. number 055 4390
Taxi - ph. number 055 4242
TAXI APP IN FLORENCE
There are also two apps that allow you to request a taxi throughout Florence, customized according to your specifications. With these apps you can also pay for the taxi with your credit card:
PARKING PLACES IN FLORENCE
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' parking 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.
IS EASY TO GET A TAXI IN FLORENCE?
In Florence you can easily get a taxi: I mean, on one hand you can book a taxi the old-fashioned way by calling the telephone numbers of Florence taxi companies, on the other hand you can search, request your taxi via the Florence taxi apps on your smartphone.
IS THERE UBER IN FLORENCE?
Is there Uber in Florence Italy? No, in Florence there aren't black cars but as we have already said, you can easily find an alternative solution. Book a taxi in Florence is easy, don't worry.
HOW TO ORDER A TAXI IN ITALY?
It's easy to order a taxi in Italy: in many cities there are taxi parking stations. Anyway, you can book taxis using phone numbers or mobile apps.
HOW MUCH IS A TAXI IN FLORENCE?
It is unlikely that a ride costs less than 7 or 8 euros. However, thanks to the fact that it is not very big, Florence can also be crossed by taxi.
Fixed departure fee on weekdays from 6:00 to 21:00: 3,30 €.
Fixed departure fee on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 5,30 €.
Price per hour for waiting: 24 €.
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