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Getting to San Casciano by coach/bus

There are many urban-suburban bus lines connecting Florence to various towns and villages of its province. The line to and from San Casciano in Val di Pesa is served by Busitalia/Autolinee Chianti Valdarno intercity coaches (blue or white&green). Starting from the end of 2012 the regional SITA company has changed name into Busitalia, but people still call it "Sita". White and green Autolinee Chianti Valdarno (ACV) coaches are part of the same service.

If you are coming from Siena, southern Tuscany or Umbria, you will probably find more convenient to change in Poggibonsi.

From Florence centre

In Florence, the SITA coach terminal is located in "Via Santa Caterina da Siena", just 85 metres far from the central railway station Firenze Santa Maria Novella. The departure and arrival terminal in San Casciano is just below Viale Corsini (locate on map), you have to take a lift or stairs to go up to the village. There are other bus stops in San Casciano before the final one, so you have to ask your local contact which one is the nearest to your accommodation.

Timetables

Valid till summer 2015.

  • Lines 368 and 370:
    • 368: San Fabiano - Montefiridolfi - Mercatale - San Casciano - Firenze;
    • 370: Poggibonsi - Barberino V.E. - Tavarnelle - San Donato P. - San Casciano - Firenze
  • Line 371 and 372:
    • 371: San Casciano - Scandicci - Firenze;
    • 372: Marcialla - Tavarnelle - San Casciano - Cerbaia - Firenze.

Legend. Please note that the timetable may undergo changes or delays, always check the official ACV web site for route changes or ask for confirmation at the information office in Florence's SITA coach station (Monday–Friday 9:00–15:00) or by phone 800.373.760 (toll-free telephone number, Italian/English, 5:30–20:30 Monday–Friday and 8:00–13:00 Saturday and holidays).

Easter holidays 2015

From 2nd to 7th April 2015, trips labelled "giorni di scuola" (school days) are suppressed. Easter, Sunday 5th: there is no bus service. Monday: usual festivity (giorni festivi) rides.

Tickets

SITA tickets are sold in many shops and bar in San Casciano and Florence, can also be purchased on board (paying cash, exact fare is adviced as the bus drivers could not give change), but will cost more (3 euro) and the driver can refuse to sell them. So make sure you have bought the tickets before getting on the coach. You can't buy them on board if you are getting the bus from a station where tickets are sold.

Tickets are based on kilometres, so when you buy them remember to specify "from Florence to San Casciano in Val di Pesa", the price as of 2015 for a trip Florence-San Casciano is €2.30 or €2.80, depending on where you get on and off. There is no difference between single tickets and return tickets, so you could buy both before departing.
A weekly ticket costs 19-21 euro.

Tariff Province of Florence - Autolinee Chianti Valdarno/Busitalia
Km (from - to)Single ticketWeekly passMontly passQuarterly passYearly pass
0-10Km€ 1.30€ 14€ 33€ 82€ 278.50
10.1-20Km€ 2.30€ 19€ 40€ 100€ 342
20.1-30Km€ 2.80€ 21€ 46€ 116€ 399
30.1-40Km€ 3.30€ 22€ 52€ 132€ 451

The mileage is calculated as the distance between the two positions of the main reference to which are associated with the place of origin and destination of the route. For routes longer than 40 Km, not applied on San Casciano, please refer the ACV web site.

  • single ticket: valid only for a run;
  • weekly pass: valid for 7 days from Monday to Sunday;
  • monthly pass: valid every day from 1 to 31 of the calendar month;
  • quarterly pass: valid every day, from the 1st day of the first month to 31 of the 3rd following solar month;
  • annual pass, valid every day, from the 1st day of the first month to 31 of the 12-th following solar month.

You must stamp the ticket as soon as you get into the coach. If you purchase it on board, you must stamp it as well.

San Casciano shops where you can buy SITA/ACV tickets
closed onnameaddressbusiness hours
sunday evening Cartoedicola Guidetti Piazza Zannoni 9 06.30 - 13.00; 16.00 - 20.00
sunday Francesca's stationery Via Roma 58
monday Circolo ARCI Via dei fossi 32
wednesday evening Bar La Caffetteria Viale Europa 20
thursday Marranci dairy Piazza della Repubblica 8 07.30 - 13.00; 16.15 - 20.00
sunday tobacconist's Simona Merlini Borgo Sarchiani 26
sunday tobacconist's Ponzalli Piazza Pierozzi 27
sunday tobacconist's Valentina & Francesca Via Macchiavelli 41 07.00 - 13.15; 15.30 - 20.15

In the city of Florence the SITA/ACV tickets can be bought in several places, usually the bar or tobacconist closest to a bus stops sells them (they usually have a blue "Biglietti SITA" sticker on the door). See the complete sellers list.

This page was last updated on Sunday 05 April 2015.