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How to Reach Accademia Gallery

The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze (Accademia Gallery) lies in the historic core of Florence, close to the Florence Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. 

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

If you are wondering how to get to Galleria dell’Accademia, it is accessible by —

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Walking
  • Taxi
  • Car. 

The Accademia Gallery is conveniently close to Florence’s main attractions, such as the the Uffizi Gallery and Piazza San Marco, all within walking distance.

The Uffizi and Accademia Galleries are less than 2 km apart, allowing for efficient planning. 

Consider buying combo tickets to visit both museums in one day, saving both time and money.

By Bus

Bus
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Public transportation is cheap and relatively fast. 

You can travel to Accademia from Florence by bus using line 20. 

Beslan T1 Fortezza to Santa Reparata will take you to Accademia in three minutes. 

Other bus lines that go through the gallery or its nearby location are 14B, 17, 23A, 6A, and 6B.

A bus ticket to the Accademia Gallery will cost you approximately €1.50.

You can reach the Accademia Gallery through three nearby bus stops, outlined as follows:

Bus stopWalking distance to Accademia Gallery
Battisti San Marco2 minutes
Museo Di San Marco2 minutes
Santissima Annunziata3 minutes

Train

Santa Maria Novella (SMN) is the closest train station to the Accademia Gallery.

The train station is a 14-minute walk from the gallery.   

The following train line routes run to the nearby station. 

Walking

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 attractionDistance from AccademiaDistance from Accademia
Piazza San Marco 150 m2 minutes
Hospital of Innocents350 m4 minutes
Riccardi Medici Palace350 m4 minutes 
Leonardo Da Vinci Museum 400 m5 minutes
Piazza del Duomo500 m6 minutes
Cappelle Medicee500 m6 minutes
Piazza della Repubblica 750 m9 minutes
Piazza Della Signoria1 km 12 minutes
Uffizi Gallery1 km12 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 Gallery and Accademia Gallery.

Taxi

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. 

Car

Driving is another option if you’re looking for fast and convenient travel. 

The Accademia Gallery itself doesn’t offer a parking facility. However, there is a small parking space available near the gallery.

Carry a map to Accademia Gallery for your convenience.

Parking Facilities near the Accademia Gallery

Parking SpaceDistance to Accademia Gallery
Central Parking Firenze100 m
Florence300 m
Park2Go Parcheggio Firenze1 km

The parking spaces can fill up quickly on holidays and weekends. So, reserve your parking spot if you plan to visit on such a busy day. 

FAQs

For your reference, here are some frequently asked questions:

How to visit the Accademia Gallery?

Arrive early to beat the crowds, buy tickets online or at the door, and abide by security protocols. 

Observe Michelangelo’s David and other art pieces at your own pace while observing the gallery’s guidelines.

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