Paying for public transit in Florence

Maps of Florence, Florence transit tickets, Florence, Italy (Photo courtesy of the publishers)
Maps of Florence, Florence maps, Florence

Tickets and passes for riding the Florence Métro, bus, and tram public transit system

regular bus ticket in Florence costs €1.50 ($2) and is valid for 90 minutes once you validate it. You validate it by stamping one end in the machine on the first bus you board. You are allowed unlimited transfers within the 90 minutes, but must stamp the other end of the ticket when you board the final bus.

Where to buy bus tickets in Florence

You can buy bus tickets at most newsstands and tabacchi (tobacconists)—which means any shop (often including bars and cafes) marked by a sign with a white "T" on a brown background.

There are also ticket machines placed near 500 parking kiosk/meters around Florence. These tickets are validated the moment you buy them (no need to stamp on the bus), and remain valid for 80 minutes from the time you purchase them.

If you wait to buy a ticket on board the bus (there's a machine on board), it costs €2.50 ($3).

You can also ride the bus system using a version your Firenze Card museum entry pass.


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One of the minibuses that service the center of Florence

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Maps of Florence (Photo courtesy of the publishers)

Maps to the great city of Florence


The major neighborhoods, streets, squares, and landmarks of Florence

One of the minibuses that service the center of Florence (Photo by Hubert Gajewski)
By bus

How to use the city bus system in Florence