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From Bologna airport to San Casciano in Val di Pesa

Bologna's Guglielmo Marconi airport (also known as Borgo Panigale) is at 118 Km (by car) from San Casciano VP. Bologna airport is served by low cost airlines like Ryanair.

With car

Rent a car in one of the rental companies inside the airport, then take highway A14 and then A1 (toll road) towards Firenze. Take exit Firenze-Impruneta (till 2011 named Firenze-Certosa) and then enter Raccordo Autostradale Firenze-Siena (RA03), the entrance of which is since 2014 called Firenze-Certosa, so be aware that old maps could lead some confusion. Take the second exit (San Casciano), turn right at Via Cassia per Firenze/SR2, continue on that road and you will be in San Casciano within 5 minutes.

Without a car

Option A (shuttle to Bologna Centrale, train to Florence, bus to San Casciano)

Take the shuttle service called Aerobus, it connects the airport to Bologna Centrale railway station in about 20 minutes. A one way ticket from/to Airport costs 5 Euro, tickets can be purchased on board too. Obviously to reach Bologna Centrale station from the airport you can use, instead of shuttle service, the taxi service. Once in Bologna Centrale, take a train to Florence (Firenze Santa Maria Novella), there are two rail companies available: Trenitalia and NTV.
Trenitalia has got three types of trains, from cheaper/slower to expensive/faster: Regional, Intercity and Frecce.

Regional train

The trip lasts about 1h15min, you have to change in Prato. It's very cheap, just 8.35 Euro.

Intercity train

It arrives in Firenze Rifredi, then you have to take a regional train to Firenze Santa Maria Novella; costs 10 euros, takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Frecce trains: Frecciarossa and Frecciargento

Very fast train, but also more expensive. One second class ticket ranges from 13 to 24 Euro, prices of March 2014. The trip takes 37 minutes.

Once you have reached Florence's main railway station (called Firenze Santa Maria Novella), you have to use the suburban bus service to reach San Casciano.

Option B (coach only, to Poggibonsi then San Casciano)

Take a Sena bus from Bologna airport to Poggibonsi (less than 2 hours, price 5 Euro) and then a SITA/ACV bus from Poggibonsi to San Casciano. Please note Sena does only two trips a day (one in the morning and one in the evening).

Option C (new shuttle service!)

Starting from 28 November 2012, there is a new coach service connecting directly Bologna airport to Florence centre, it's called Appennino shuttle. Ten trips a day, departures from Piazzale Montelungo, in front of Fortezza da Basso (few hundred metres away from Santa Maria Novella station) and Calenzano (suburbs of Florence). The trip lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes and costs 20 euros, €25 if bought on board.

This page was last updated on Sunday 23 November 2014.