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car rentals at or near the Florence (SMN) train station

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car rentals at or near the Florence (SMN) train station

We need to pick up and drop off a car at or near the Florence (SMN) train station in September. Can anyone advise us on where is the closest place to rent a car there? Hertz would be good but any will do. Thanks!

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1. Re: car rentals at or near the Florence (SMN) train station

Picking up a car in central Florence can be a problem, but if you get and follow directions on leaving town. You should be able to do it. Just make sure you arrive at the rental location will passengers and luggage together so you can leave town at once. Please consider returning the car to the Florence and taking a bus or taxi back into town. If not you could cross a ZTL or drive in a bus lane and later receive traffic violations notices for several hundred euros. Make sure you get an International Driving Permit

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I think fatjack missed a crucial word in that reply 'please consider returning to Florence airport'. Returning to the centre of Florence is very difficult to do without accidentally straying into a bus lane or the limited traffic zone and if you do either you are looking at a fine of over 100 euros. Read all about it here:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187893-c140065/Tusca…

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3. Re: car rentals at or near the Florence (SMN) train station

Avoid the ZTL hassle and pick up and return your car at the airport.

It's dead easy to catch the shuttle from the train station to the airport..

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4. Re: car rentals at or near the Florence (SMN) train station

This is all terrific information. Thank you. I think we will take a taxi to the airport and pick up the car there. Are taxi's easy to get at the train station?

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5. Re: car rentals at or near the Florence (SMN) train station

Yes, there are taxis, but the shuttle bus is easy and cheap.

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6. Re: car rentals at or near the Florence (SMN) train station

Oh, good to know! Thanks.

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Every once in awhile I try to say please to start out. Then I can count on you guys to drive in the spike.

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8. Re: car rentals at or near the Florence (SMN) train station

There are a few car rental locations on Borgo Ornissante, about 10 min walk from SMN.

If I remember correctly there are Europcar, Avis, Sixt.

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9. Re: car rentals at or near the Florence (SMN) train station

Definitely easier to rent the car at the airport. HOWEVER - if you need to return the car to the airport, be aware that it is virtually impossible to find the rental car return place. After searching for a long, long time, we called AVIS who said that everyone gets lost and we should go to the airport and follow the rental car van. Sage advice!

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