Destination Tuscany: explore the region by bus

Destination Tuscany: explore the region by bus

Choose Tuscany's modern bus network operated by at (Autolinee Toscane) for your transportation needs this summer and beyond.

Mon 01 Jul 2024 3:08 PM

Wondering about ticket prices? Can you purchase tickets on board? Which stop is the closest to your destination? Autolinee Toscane – at’s Destination Tuscany travel planner has got you covered, making sure you can travel safely and sustainably whilst soaking in the region’s wonders. Discover Tuscany. Choose the bus.

Travel tips

Plan your trip around Tuscany by bus using the Destination Tuscany travel planner.

You need a ticket and must validate it at the beginning of each trip. Tickets can be purchased using the new contactless payment system on board. (One credit card can be used per passenger.) Alternatively, using the at bus app, at ticket offices, retailers, or automatic ticket machines. Check the website.

You can take one piece of luggage, up to 105 cm in size, for free.

• Children under one metre in height travel for free. 

You can travel with pets for free, provided they are kept in a carrier no larger than 140 cm and do not occupy a seat. 

If you have mobility needs, call toll-free number at 800 14 24 25 (8am-8pm).

Find out more by chatting with an operator

Destination Tuscany

Golfo di Baratti

Shimmering sea and golden sunsets, the Gulf of Baratti in southern Tuscany has to be seen to be believed.

Highlights: learn about the region’s Etruscan past at the Baratti and Populonia archaeological park.


The hometown of writer Giovanni Boccaccio, head for the medieval charms of the picturesque upper town. 

Highlights: wonder at the impressive Palazzo Pretorio and revel in the international theatre festival Mercantia from July 17 to 21.

La Sterpaia

One of the most beautiful beaches in Tuscany, it’s perfect for families with a gentle slope into the sea surrounded by a nature reserve.

Highlights: refresh with salads, grazing boards and well-made cocktails at Nano Verde.

Monte Capanne

Scale the heights of Monte Capanne on Elba Island for breezy natural beauty before cooling down in the pristine turquoise water of Cavoli beach.

Highlight: Make the most of Autolinee Toscane’s Elba Pass. Valid for one, three or six days, it’s the most sustainable way to explore the island.

Lago di Vagli

Deep in the Apuan Alps in northern Tuscany, Lago di Vagli is a man-made lake that has enclosed the former village of Fabbriche di Careggine in its depths since 1947.

Highlights: take a stroll over the suspension bridge, looking up at Vagli Sotto village.

Balze di Valdarno

Geologists go crazy for these rocky outcrops in a little-explored area of Tuscany. Odd-looking formations rising up hundreds of metres line the roadside, making for plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

Highlights: go hiking along one of the CAI-signposted trails.

Bagni San Filippo

A magical landscape of white chalky formations, cascades and natural pools awaits near Monte Amiata in southern Tuscany.

Highlights: The healing waters of these hot springs are said to act to smooth joint pain and respiratory ailments.

Parco San Rossore

This vast nature reserve on the Tuscan coast offers lots to do for the entire family from woodland walks, watersports, beaches, environmental education, farms and culture.

Highlights: take a tour to meet the resident camels. 

San Gimignano – Volterra

No trip to Tuscany would be complete without a trip to the wine country. Wander around the picture-postcard medieval town with towers every which way, tasting the local Vernaccia white wine at one of the many enoteche.

Highlights: Savour Tuscany’s hill views by taking the recently introduced Route 31 bus between Volterra and San Gimignano.


To reach Florence from Peretola Airport, use the T2 tram line.

To reach Pisa from Galileo Galilei Airport, use Bus Line 3+ of the Pisa urban service.

To travel between Siena and Florence, use suburban line 131 or the 131R fast route suburban line.

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