Car Hire in Florence Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
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Where to hire a car in Florence Airport
There are 6 major car hire providers in Florence airport – Hertz, Auto-Europe, Europacar, Sixt, National and Budget. The car rental branches are located at Palagio degli Spini, which you can reach with a shuttle bus that runs from the airport every 20 minutes.
Petrol stations close to Florence Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
It takes 3 minutes to reach the nearest Esso garage from the airport, and even less time from Palagio degli Spini. Head left when you exit the airport onto Viale L Gori. Keep right on this road to merge onto Via Francesco Basili, and stay right onto Via Palagio degli Spini. This is where the offices are located, so continue from here toward the crossroads at the end. Head right onto Via Pratese, and take the first left for the Esso garage. There are also plenty of petrol stations in Florence.
Driving around Florence Airport
Florence Airport sits in the northern suburbs of the city, and as soon as you exit you have the option to enter the E76 motorway heading north, or take one of the smaller roads in the city and beyond.
Popular destinations to drive to from Florence Airport
The city of Florence is less than a 10 minute drive away from the airport. Here, you can see Michelangelo’s David, marvel at the Cathedral and meander down the river on long hot days. Here are the best things to do in Florence.
Exit the airport onto Via L Gori towards Centro. Continue onto Viale Alessandro Guidoni, and continue along this road until you reach the University (about 2km). Turn right onto Via Enrico Forlanini, and when you reach the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Via di Novoli. Take the first left onto Viale Francesco Redi. Turn right when you reach the SS67, and take the first right. This will take you into the Novella District of Florence.
There are plenty of car parks in Florence, but it isn’t easy to drive through the centre. Some roads are cordoned off, and others are so small you won’t be able to park on them.
Prato is a quieter alternative to Florence, with a handful of museums, parks and specialty shops that make it excellent for bringing treats back with you on the road. Head right when you leave the airport onto the E76. Take exit Prato Est towards Prato, and keep left at the fork for the Centre. On Viale Leonardo Davinci, take the exit for Prato.
Ever dreamt of renting out a Tuscan country house and escaping for the weekend? In less than half an hour, you can be driving through fresh, rich Italian countryside. The villages here are far from the tourist traps in Florence, and the country house hotels will make you wish you’ll never leave.
To explore more of northern Tuscany, head right northbound on the E76 when leaving the airport. Take the exit for Bologna/Roma, and merge onto the E35 to head to Calenzano and further north.