Taxis in Florence

Florence taxi cab. (Photo by Domenico Palopoli)
A taxi cab on Piazza SS. Annunziata, Florence.

Getting around Florence by taxi cab

Florence is really quite small, so taxis are most useful to get you and your bags between the train station and your hotel in the virtually bus-less centro storico.

There is a cab rank outside the train station, and often a few taxis are parked near the top tourist sights.

Otherwise, you have to call for a Radio Taxi (dial one of the numbers below from any local phone), since in Italy you don't just hail cabs on the street.

How much do taxis in Florence charge?

  • Within Florence, the flag fall (what it costs simply to get in the cab) is €3.30 Mon–Sat, €5.30 Sundays and holidays, and €6.60 between 10pm and 6am.
  • The minimum charges vary by day/time: €5 (Mon-Sat), €7 (Sun), and €8.30 (10am–6am).
  • The scatto (per-unit charge) is a set €0.10 any day or time, but the units vary depending on how long the ride takes. Up to the first €8.40 of the fare, the €0.10 is charged for each 110km (or 15 seconds of idling). Then up to €9.40 it is for every 110m (or 12 .sec), after which you pay €0.10 every 61m or 12 sec.
  • There is also a €1 fee for any bag large enough it goes in the trunk.
  • There is a radio taxi charge of €1.96 for calling a cab to come get you.
  • Three or more people in a cab negotiate a fixed fare, starting at €5 per person (€6 at night).
  • Between 9pm and 2am, solo women get a 10% discount.
  • You also get a 15% discount for rides to any Florence hosptial.
  • Remember to add a small tip to any fare (round up the final fare, or around 10%).

How much is a taxi to/from the Florence airport?

Rides to or from the Florence airport are at a set rate: €20, plus €1 for each bag (the cost rises to €23.30 between 10pm and 6pm, and €22 on Sundays and holidays). Transfers in a private car start at just €8, so it pays to arrange this in advance.

(Rides between Florence and the larger, more often-used Pisa airport are around €160—but there are other options, like a private car transfer from €36–€106)

Tips & links


Florence Taxi companies:

Other useful links
How long does Florence take?

Planning your day: Florence would well be worth a week, but you can still fit a lot into just a day or three.

To help you get the most out of your limited time in the Cradle of the Renaissance, here are some perfect itineraries, whether you have one, two, or three days to spend in Florence.

» Florence itineraries

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Florence Taxi companies:

Useful links

Florence tourist information
Via Cavour 1R
tel. +39-055-290-832

  • Florence rail station
  • Firenze Santa Maria Novella:, Piazza S. Maria Novella (in the NW corner of the center)
  • Bus to center: C2 (but it's just a few blocks; you can walk)
  • Bus to Oltrarno: 11, D
  • Car resources
  • Emergency service/tow: tel. 803-116
  • Highway agency: (traffic info, serivce areas, toll calculator, weather)
  • Italian automotive club (~AAA):
  • ZTLs: (lightly outdated, but handy, links to cities' traffic-free zones)
  • Transport Florence—Livorno cruise terminal
  • (private car: 90 min, €40–€260)
  • (train: 68–100 min, €9.10) + Livorno port-station transfer (€1 bus; €20–€30 taxi)
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