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Florence Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or are just quickly passing through, our Florence Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I planted my rucksack at the door way of the main entrance to muster what little warmth I could…and waited for five and a half hours (possibly the longest of my life) until it reopened. -Eva

FLR Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Florence di Firenze International Airport.

What to Expect

Florence Airport (code: FLR) consists of a small, user-friendly terminal with a few shops and eateries. The terminal is described as clean with friendly staff, though passport control is reportedly slow and inefficient. WiFi is available to help you pass the time. Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to the airport’s first-class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Florence Airport Guide
Landside seating. Photo Credit: SleepingInAirports.net (October 2016)

Sleeping in Florence Airport

Overnight sleeping is not permitted in this airport, but several hotels are nearby for uninterrupted sleep. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Florence Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 3:30AM – 12:00AM (February, 2023).

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Florence Airport:

  • Hotel Mirage – Airport shuttle available on request.  » Check Rates
  • Best Western Plus CHC Florence – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Ibis Firenze Nord Aeroporto – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Novotel Firenze Nord Aeroporto –  No airport shuttle.   » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Florence Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Masaccio Lounge – Location: Departures Area, Airside, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Florence Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Currency Exchange – Forexchange has a counter for currency exchange. Location: Unknown. Hours: 5:00AM – 9:00PM.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty Free & Shopping – Tuscan and Italian food and delicacies are available for purchase in the Dufry duty-free food market, located landside on the ground floor. Dufry sells high fashion clothing and perfume from its second duty-free store, located airside on the 1st Floor. A limited variety of clothing shops and a bookstore are also available in the terminal.

Food & Drinks – The airport is home to three eateries: BeerCode, Buoni&Belli, and Briciole. At the time of this update, 24-hour dining is not available inside the terminal, but some vending machines are available airside. A reader tells us “there is a 24-hour cafe in the airport car park where you can buy hot and cold drinks, beer, spirits, sandwiches, bread, desserts, cigarettes [etc].’

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – TrueStar used to offer luggage wrapping services.

Mobile Charging – A traveller (August 2018) has advised us that one seating area offers mobile charging for up to six units. Location: unknown.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – SIM cards are available at the Forexchange store. Location: Unknown.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Florence Airport but is reportedly slow.

Airlines
Florence airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean • Air Dolomiti • Air France • Air Serbia • Albawings • Austrian Airlines • Binter • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Iberia • Ita Airways • KLM • Luxair • Lufthansa • Silver Air • Scandinavian Airlines • Swiss • TAP • Voltea • Vueling • Widerøe.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental services are handled in the Palagio degli Spini, a separate facility linked to the airport by free shuttle bus service. Shuttles depart every 20 minutes from the short-term parking garage. The following car rental agencies are available: AutoVia/Ecovia, Avis/Budget, Drivalia, Europcar, Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty, Locauto/Alamo/National/Enterprise, Maggiore/National, Noleggiare, Sixt, Sicily by Car, and SRC.

Hotel Shuttles

Hotel Mirage seems to be the only hotel providing a shuttle service to the airport. See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are available in front of the terminal on a 24-hour basis. At the time of this update, the following flat rate is available for trips between FLR airport and downtown Florence (including hotels): € 22,00 day rate; € 24,00 holiday rate; € 25,30 night rate. An additional fee of €1,00 per piece is charged for luggage. For metered rates travelling to or from the airport, a € 2,70 surcharge is added. Travel time from the airport to the city centre is 15 minutes.

Tramvia/Tramway

Tramway T2 connects Florence Airport to the city centre. The tram operates between 05:06AM – 11:59PM (Mon – Thu) • 05:06AM – 01:44AM (Fri – Sat) • 05:06AM – 11:59PM (Sun and Holidays).

Layover Sightseeing

Do you want to make the most of your stopover or long layover by getting out of the airport to do some sightseeing?  Check out our Florence Airport Layover Sightseeing guide or explore Things to do in Florence on Tripadvisor.

Airport Photo Gallery

Related Pages: Florence Airport Photos

Last updated: 2024-02-06

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.