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From world-leading art galleries such as the Uffizi to some of Italy’s finest food, Florence is an unbeatable destination.

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Birthplace of the Renaissance, one-time home to Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael, and an Aladdin’s cave of artistic masterpieces, Florence is a cultural powerhouse. From world-leading art galleries such as the Uffizi to timeless masterpieces including Michelangelo’s David, via some of Italy’s finest food, Florence is an unbeatable destination.

Flying to Florence

Gorgeous, cultured Florence isn’t just a city – it’s an art-lover’s amusement park. In the home of Leonardo Da Vinci and the current hometown of Michelangelo’s David, every sun-soaked street leads to another gallery, church or monument that would be the pride of any other city. But it's also the all-important gateway to the wider Tuscany region. Whether you come for the world-beating food and drink or you're doing business in the city, flying to Florence from London City Airport makes for an easy journey from the heart of the city straight to Chianti country. .

Flying from London City Airport to Florence: Q&A

Whether it's your first trip to Tuscany or you need some at-a-glance information, you might find it useful to take a look at these answers to the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Florence.

How long is the flight from London to Florence?

It takes just over two hours to get to Florence from London City Airport, if you fly directly. From Florence Airport, it’s less than five miles (8km) to the centre of the city – take a taxi for the quickest journey, or you can take the cheaper Volainbus airport shuttle bus, which runs to the city's main bus station near Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Florence's main train station.

How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Florence?

There's one flight to Florence from London City Airport each day of the week, setting off at times to suit both business travellers and city breakers. Midweek, all flights will have you arriving in Florence by mid-afternoon, giving you plenty of time to settle in. On Saturdays, you’ll arrive in the morning to help you make the most of your weekend, and Sundays have afternoon flights to get you there in time for those Monday morning meetings.

What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Florence?

Flying directly from London City Airport to Florence means taking a British Airways flight. British Airways offers both economy and business class tickets for this journey. Other operators fly between London City Airport and Florence, such as Lufthansa, KLM and Swiss, but these flights mean a layover at the operator's hub airport.

Practical information about flying from London to Florence

Florence is one hour ahead of UK time. Make sure you remember your passport as you'll pass through immigration when you arrive in Italy. You might also want to make sure your travel insurance is up-to-date, and remember to take power adapters. If you want to find out more about flying to Florence, including the full flight timetable, check out our essential guide to Florence.

What to expect in Florence

Nowhere is Italy’s rich historical and cultural heritage more evident than in Florence. From the Duomo’s intricately tiled roof to the Uffizi Gallery, each attraction gives another insight into this city’s uniquely stylish, intensely passionate atmosphere. If you’re visiting on business, make sure to make time for an aperitivo on one of Florence’s many plazas during your stay. It’s one of the easiest ways to soak up local café culture here. If you’ve got more time, head to the banks of the Arno for cocktails, local wine and live music. They really don’t make cities like this anymore.