Cheap Flights to Florence

Florence overview

When is the best time to fly to Florence?

Peak season:

Florence is one of the most beautiful and must-see cities in Italy. A true renaissance time capsule with art by Brunelleschi, Donatello, Michelangelo and Botticelli. But while Florence is full of artistic treasures housed incredible buildings such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, it’s not all about art and architecture. Travellers arriving on cheap flights to Florence will discover a warm, laid back city with a lively population. After flights to Florence land visitors can stroll the cobblestone streets and indulge in eating or shopping, all the major designers - Gucci, Armani, Prada are here, as well as markets selling all manner of leather goods at prices you can’t refuse. Peak season in Florence is summer, particularly July and August when you can’t move for tourists and the temperatures soar. Expect hotel accommodation and flight ticket prices to be at a premium. Book well in advance and don’t expect discounts. Many locals leave the city in August for some or all of the month for their holidays, so some restaurants and shops may be closed.

Off season:

Florence enjoys mild but damp winters. Between December and February you can expect daily highs of around 10C-12C, with cold nights. Take an umbrella and rain jacket to ward off the showers. It occasionally snows but nothing to disrupt travel. Visit Florence in winter to take advantage of the scarcity of tourists, low season hotel prices and cheap flight tickets.

When is the best time to book a flight to Florence?

Flights from London to Florence: 2 hours 15 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Florence: 3 hours 55 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Florence: 3 hours 45 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Florence: 4 hours.

Which airlines operate flights to Florence?

Cityjet, British Airways and Vueling operate flights to Florence from London City Airport and Gatwick; there are around 3 direct flights a day. Air France, Lufthansa and Swiss Air are a few of the airlines offering connecting flights to Florence from London. These airlines also service other UK cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Aeroporto di Firenze (FLR) is located 5 miles northwest of the city. There is a regular Airport Shuttle ‘Vola in Bus’ taking passengers from the airport terminal to the city for a reasonable price. Taxis are also available and take around 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

Florence insider information

  • Florence is home to some of the most beautiful things and Ponte Vecchio is without a doubt one of them, so it's no surprise that it makes the cut for the world's top 10 most spectacular bridges.
  • Art fan or not, a trip to Florence's Uffizi gallery is a must. Built in 1560, it accounts for being one of the greatest art museums in the world.
  • If you're curious to find out what food might be available to you on-the-go in the streets of Florence you might like to have a look at some of these tasty handfuls.

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How much do things cost in Florence?

Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1121.40
Pair of jeans
R 1032.87
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 17.71
Petrol (1 litre)
R 23.48
1 km taxi journey
R 28.77
Taxi - fixed fee
R 59.02
Large bottle of water
R 4.92
A dozen eggs
R 38.73
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 73.78
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
R 26.23
Cheap meal
R 221.33
R 21.84
How much does a beer cost in Florence?
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 74
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 52
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 13
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 14

More information about Florence

  • World famous art galleries The Uffizi and The Pitti Palace are home to some of the finest art collections in the world
  • Considered as the heart and soul of Florence, Duomo di Frenze is a stunning cathedral with amazing architecture
  • As the capital of the Tuscany region,, Florence is a favourite for those looking to discover true art and culture
  • Explore the greener side of the city at Boboli Gardens. A more relaxed setting with exquisite landscapes and sculptures
  • Take a walk through the narrow, medieval back streets of Santa Croce and Ollt’Arno to see the historic city at its best
  • Master the steps of the Rame di San Niccolò to enjoy the beautiful views of the city from the Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Ponte Vecchio is the oldest and most famous bridge in Florence. Visit the shops and markets as you cross the Arno
  • Via Tornabuoni and Via del Parione are perfect for shopaholics looking to indulge in a bit of up market retail therapy
  • Climb to the top of Giotto’s Bell Tower for a magnificent 360° view of the city against the beautiful Tuscan countryside

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