WARN: There are/will be some changes (in term of lines and stops)
between february 2021, and december 2024, when line 20, 14 and 17 will
have many adjustments.
Since 8 february 2021 bus 20 has a temporary terminal at via Calasso, corner via
Vitelli, in front of the supermarket, about 260 meters west from the point marked in the
map, so in this moment the closest bus FROM city center are either
ARETINA-VARLUNGO for 14A/14B or GIGNORO for 20 (both 810 m far).
I have not adjusted the map since moves of stops is too much
frequent, and I am waiting that two new pedestrian roads be opened and the bus
stop will be in final position.
The map on
openstreetmap is however usually correct and up to
consult this page less than 2 days before
arrival to see if there are further updates, expecially for bus lines
Follow these instruction to come to my home, but try to avoid to ask
people, since most of the times when
people got lost or was very late had been because they asked someone
(possibly mispronouncing the name of places) for indications and
that people gave them contradictory informations.
(the timetables mentioned here are the ones valid from 9 january 2023 to
8 june 2023,
Also DO NOT RELY on googlemaps, neither for suggestion nor for transit
timetables and stop location: there are some errors that if you travel by
car or bicycle are tolerable,
but if you go walking or by bus they may let you lose up to 20 minutes.
Walking from city center is 30 to 50 minutes according the position you
I know that bus service is shitty, and I have advised you about it.
Arriving late due to a wrong map or a wrong information
or because you got the wrong bus or the bus was late (for whatever reason)
or you did not managed to buy a ticket, even if it was due to an operator
fault, is NEVER an acceptable excuse to be late for dinner.
in short: I recommend to walk or, if really lazy, use the train.
In case of doubt tell me the place of origin and time of departure and I
will send you detailed instructions.
From SMN station:
Trains at 600 624⚒ 718✝ 815⚒ 922 1022
1118⚒ 1130Ⓐ 1222 1322 1422✝ 1430⚒ 1522 1622
1822Ⓒ(Sat-Sun only) 1922 2022 2122; 2208Ⓑ(xSa) 2318 from SMN
direction Arezzo[Chiusi], get off at the 2nd stop Firenze Rovezzano after 9
When at Rovezzano exit via the underpass from side of track
at the exit of stairs manage to get on the road parallel to the railway;
when on the road go west (you should
have the bicycle lane on the other side of the road, on your right).
At first crossing turn right into via della Loggetta and
follow same indication as for bus.
Bus (option 1): exit from the exit on side of track 16, cross the
road and more or less in front of Burgerking you will find the stop
where there are lines 1A 1B 6A 6B 11 14A and 14B .
Get the first bus that passes. If it is 14A or 14B it is the right one,
remain on it until 'Aretina-Varlungo', else if it is 1A, 1B, 6A, 6B, 11
remain until stop "santa Reparata" (see here) where you
can wait either 14A/14B or 20,
also call me immediately that is possible that I decide that, if you
are on the 6 , be better you remain in that bus and I will come to pick
you at stop rondinella-martini (that anyway walking is just 5 minutes more
than the one of 20 and overall the same time).
Bus (option 2): exit from the station by the exit from
platform 17 (if you do not locate it immediately it, go for option 1 only),
turn about 10 meters on the right where you will find a stop for line 20.
Get it and remain on it until Gignoro (be careful: there is Manni-Gignoro
and Gignoro that is the next one. On the map the itinerary is marked from
old stop Comparetti, that is valid to go to the center, but currently the
faster way on arrival is getting out the bus at Gignoro, cross the road and
follow via del Guarlone walking).
If you find bus 31 or 32 get it and get off at Santa Reparata, vaiting
there for 20 or 14A or 14B
Bus (option 2a)
same, scattered along the piazzale montelungo there are bus stop for suburban lines 322
330 343 345b 353 357 360. There lines works mostly on peak time (very few
service off peak, after 2000 and on saturday afternpoon/holydays) but are
faster than city buses (use the same ticket that for city buses) and would
leave you at Varlungo (that correspond to the stop aretina-denicola
of line 14, about 140 m before Aretina-Varlungo and the pedestrian
underpass)(on the other direction the stop Aretina-Gignoro is the same
both for city and suburban buses)
Bus (option 2b-use only after 2000):
exit from the station by the exit from
platform 17 (if you do not locate it immediately, go for option 1 only),
cross the road and walk about 120 meters counterclockwise around the
fortress, to find Stop "Beslan-Fortezza" where you can get 17 20 or 23A
or 23B. If first one is a 20 do as option 2, if it were a 23 just get off at
Santa Reparata as per option 1, if were a 17 call me, there are the same
consideration made in case of line 6 for option 1.
bus ticket must be bought at a tobacconist inside rail station
(or at vending machine on one of tram stops on either side of the station).
From bus terminals:
Buses From Siena and Grosseto call at main bus
station in via santa Caterina. Exit from there from main entrance, turn left,
enter in SMN rail station and follow indications as for arriving by
train (at T1 terminal where you cross via Alamanni there is a ticket vending
machine, get ticket there).
If you arrive from a bus from Mugello get off at piazza Libertà then get bus
20 from via Fra Bartolomeo; with buses from Bibbiena/Pontassieve get off at Varlungo
(or via De Nicola, according the lines) then walk directly here.
Certain (very few) buses from Pisa and Bologna call near the airport [GuidoniT2],
from there get tram T2 until Alamanni, then follow indications as
from SMN rail station).
Some long distance buses (especially late in the evening) and many regional
buses from north call in piazzale Montelungo. From there the easier way
is using the bus option 2, getting directly there bus 20,
else you can get the ramp to enter
inside the rail station to get a train if it is the
right time or use option 1.
Most of the long distance buses anyway call at "Villa Costanza", that
althought sold as Firenze is not in Firenze, from there you must get
tram T1 to Alamanni-Stazione (every 6 minutes, travel time 23 minutes),
if connecting to train or to Valfonda to get bus
14 or to Fortezza to get bus 20 but overall 15 km
trip even if costing just 1.50EUR takes more than one hour.
Buses from Lucca and all area SW of Firenze call at piazzale Vittorio
Veneto, in that case get T1 direction Ospedale and follow same instructions
as from villa Costanza.
From the city center
if you are on the west part go to SMN station, if north
or in the middle go to piazza san Marco (unfortunately due to roadwork until
summer 2023 some lines call in via La Pira and others on via Battisti, so
you cannot wait for the first one that passes, maybe better going to via
ventisette aprile at stop "santa Reparata"), if on eastern part better going
to viale Giovine Italia):
From via Battisti get bus 14B (direction Rocca Tedalda) or 14A (direction Girone) until the bus stop
Aretina-Varlungo (about 18 minutes trip). Bus 14A runs until around
0020, but after 2015 runs only on a 35 min headway.
Warning1: It must be 14B-Rocca Tedalda or 14A-Girone; 14 goes in the opposite direction !
warning2: Aretina-Varlungo is the stop after Aretina3-Monzani and
these three stops are extremely
close, so often there is not the time for the announcement for the second
or the third one if bus call at all the three (hint: past Aretina03-Monzani
after the roundabout wait 90 meters, if the bus has not made Aretina-DeNicola,
ask for the stop at that point).
After getting off at Aretina-Varlungo cross the road on the pedestrian crossing
and in front of you should see a pedestrian underpass going under the
railway, get it and at northern exit turn right and follow the road,
after the light at crossing cross the road on
pedestrian crossing then turn right (in this moment you should be on the
bicycle lane on left of the road) until first crossing, where you turn left
into via della Loggetta, walk to the end where there is a shrine
and a big cypress. That one is point X marked on the map.
From there to my home is another minute.
Bus 20-Calasso from via la Pira (see note
above), until stop "gignoro" (travel time 18 min)
[hint: there is also "manni-gignoro" that is the one before, do not get off
at that one !] then cross the road and go east along via del Guarlone.
[notice: in evening there are some buses marked 20L(La Pira or Mille)
that does not come here],
as said before for line 14A/14B from station. Schedule similar to that line.
From the eastern part of center (near piazza santa croce)
get bus 14A/14B from viale Giovine Italia just north of via
Outside Airport get tram T2 until Alamanni-Stazione (about 21 minutes),
then follow indication as from SMN rail station
From Rifredi railway station
if you arrive from Pisa, Lucca, Prato, Siena change here, if you arrive in
the 25 minutes before these trains, else continue to SMN
Train at 1640Ⓐ 1722Ⓐ** 1841Ⓐ or 2041Ⓐ (these on monday
to friday only ) direction Montevarchi
or 1941⚒ (this one monday to saturday except august) direction Arezzo,
Rovezzano is the third stop (travel time about 12 min)
bus 20 direction "Calasso", from exit on east side (track 1) walk just
30 meter on the right you get the stop, remain on the bus until "Calasso"
(travel time about 39 min, tickets at newstand just at the exit from underpass)
or at vending machine at same place.
From Campo Marte railway Station
trains [afternoon] at
1741X⚒ 1828Ⓒ 1852Ⓐ
2028 2052Ⓐ 2128⚒ 2136✝ 2214Ⓑ 2324
until next stop Rovezzano (less than 2 minutes. be ready and stay close to the
door, exit on left!)
bus 20 direction "Calasso" at bus stop "gennarelli". from the tracks get the
pedestrian overpass, turning left (north) until the first stair going down on
the right side, at bottom of that stair, 7 meters on the right, there is bus
stop "gennarelli". from there it is about 6 minutes by bus to "gignoro".
Bus ticket at vending machine inside ticket hall (just locate the one for
bus tickets, that are all identical)
From piazzale Michelangelo
get bus 12 until "Amendola", it is the first stop after crossing the
river. then walk further about 20 meters until via Arnolfo, turn right on
the same sidewalk and after 80 meters there is bus stop "arnolfo" where you
may get bus 14A or 14B (about 10 minutes by bus to aretina-varlungo). In
case you have to wait more than 15 minutes (bus 12 has a 20' headway) better
you walk to via Arnolfo
bus ticket must be bought at newsstand or tobacconist, get more
tickets, also for the next day, a ticket costs 1.50€ and is valid for 90
minutes both on bus and trains, but there is not any convenient day pass. There
are also vending machine at T1 stops.
If you have just arrived by a regional train, ticket to Firenze is still
valid for a train (NO bus) passage until Rovezzano, so no need to hurry for
a new ticket - this is a reason why I ask you to know which train you will
get [to tell you whether last leg is included or not]).
when doing your plans consider that on sunday and public holydays the
first bus (14) leaves at 0535 while on weekdays at 510 and on saturday at
Take this in account when you have to get a bus/train/plane early in the morning.
The map is not updated, since an important change is expected in summer
2022,you will receive an updated one with current bus
stop when you call me three days before your arrival.