A Transport Guide on How to Get to Accademia Gallery!

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The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze (Accademia Gallery) is located in Florence’s historic core, near the Florence Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. 

Address: Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122 Firenze Fl, Italy. Get directions.

Visitors planning to explore the famous gallery within walking distance from the Uffizi Gallery and Piazza San Marco must know all about the transport.

In this article, we’ll discover the affordable public transportation options and directions to get to Accademia Gallery so you can plan the best experience! 

Where is the Accademia Gallery Located?

Accademia Gallery stands in Via Ricasoli, which is a 14-minute walk from Florence’s famous Uffizi Gallery.

You can quickly get here by taking a right turn from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory of Music, a minute away from the Gallery on foot.

The entrance to the gallery is in this tiny lane between Piazza del Duomo and Piazza San Marco. 

The Gallery is also 550 meters from Giotto’s Bell Tower and takes 8 minutes to reach on foot. 

Getting to the Gallery by Bus- A Budget-friendly Option


Battisti San Marco is the closest bus stop to the Gallery, a minute away on foot.

Some other close bus stops are Museo di San Marco, 2 minutes away, and Santissima Annunziata, a 3-minute away.

The best way to get here is by taking bus lines 6, 11, 13, 14, 23, or 21 from all over Florence.

If you want to get to the Accademia Gallery from Uffizi Gallery by bus, hop on the C1 or 23 line, which will take you directly to the gallery!

You can quickly get any bus from 6 am to 10 pm in Florence.

Florence also has Nottetempo Buses, which run from 10 pm to 2 am, similar to night buses. 

Bus Ticket Information

You can get the tickets for the bus at the bus stop, or buy them inside the bus.

They can be validated from the back or front, whichever you are closest to. 

A bus ticket to the Galleria dell’Accademia will cost you around €2. 

How to Get to Accademia Gallery by Train

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Piazza di San Marco is the closest train station to Accademia Gallery, a 2-minute walk away.

If you’re travelling from Uffizi Gallery, you can get to this station by catching a train from line C1 at Benci.

The San Marco train station is six stops away from Benci.

You can also quickly get by taking these train routes:

Train Ticket Information 

You can get your tickets from the counter, which is the simplest way to buy them.

If there is a long line at the counter, you can use electronic machines to purchase your tickets. 

Visitors can also get tickets from the newspaper stands at the station, with signboards reading Bigliette or Bigliette Regionali. 

All Florence train tickets are one-way tickets, so you need to buy two of them if you want to get back to the point from where you began.

Tourists who want to avoid standing in long queues can easily book their train journey online from the Trenitalia website.

If you don’t want to deal with the booking, you can visit any travel agency which will get you the tickets on the spot for a small fee!

A Quick Taxi to the Gallery 

One of the most hassle-free travel options is taking a taxi, which drops you right in front of the gallery without worrying about directions to the Accademia Gallery.  

You can call a local taxi from anywhere in the city to get to the Accademia Gallery. 

The Uffizi Gallery is around 2.5 km from the Accademia Gallery, with an 11-minute travel time by road.

Pre-book your last-minute entry tickets to the galleries for added convenience and a smooth visit.

A Comfortable Car Ride

The most comfortable way to get to the Gallery on a hot day is to bring your private vehicle.

Driving Via dell’Anguillara, you can easily get to the Gallery from Uffizi Gallery in 11 minutes!

Drive towards the Cathedral of Florence before taking the road Via de’Pucci.

Take a right onto Via Camillo Cavour and another right onto Via degli Alfani.

Keep going on a straight path until you get to the Accademia Gallery! 

Parking Facilities near the Gallery 

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The Accademia Gallery has no official parking spots, but you can easily access other safe places to keep your vehicle for the day.

Some of the best parking spots available near the Gallery are:

Since these spaces are close to the Gallery, they get full quickly on weekends and public holidays.

We recommend booking your space in advance to ensure you can use the facilities if you plan to visit with your car. 

Avoid parking your vehicle in the ZLT areas, especially if you don’t have a permit or are not staying in any of the hotels that are close to the regions.

Check out our Accademia Gallery Parking article to know more. 

A Scenic walk to the Accademia Gallery

Florence is a highly walkable city.

One can get around from one attraction to another within 15 to 30 minutes.

Some famous attractions you can walk from to reach the Accademia are as follows:

Nearby attractionWalking Distance from Accademia
Piazza San Marco 2 minutes
Hospital of Innocents4 minutes
Riccardi Medici Palace4 minutes 
Leonardo Da Vinci Museum 5 minutes
Piazza del Duomo6 minutes
Cappelle Medicee6 minutes
Piazza della Repubblica 9 minutes
Piazza Della Signoria12 minutes
Uffizi Gallery12 minutes

If you enjoy walking, you can book a guided walking tour to some major attractions in Florence—Accademia, Brunelleschi’s Dome, and Cathedral Tour—with skip-the-line tickets.  

You can also book a small group guided walking tour of the Uffizi and Accademia Gallery.

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