Travel through the Renaissance era to one of Italy's most beautiful walled cities. Learn about taking the train from Florence to Lucca.
Whether you're traveling through Tuscany, or simply in the mood for a day trip from Florence, Lucca is a great city to visit. Traveling the 47.5 miles (76 km) by train takes about 20 minutes longer than driving, but it brings you inside the city's walls, while driving and parking in the old town is severely restricted.
Frequent Trains from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Lucca
There are hourly trains from Firenze Santa Maria Novella station to Lucca. These trains also stop at Firenze Rifredi station as well, located in the north of the city on Via dello Steccuto, if that station is more convenient for you. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, and costs about $9. There are no reserved seats, and the tickets are valid for one ride within two months of purchase.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Florence to Lucca
All trains from Florence to Lucca are direct.
Amenities on Trains from Florence to Lucca
Regionale trains sometimes have both 1st class and 2nd class cars. Because reservations are not required on these trains, you simply find an available seat on a car in the appropriate class for your ticket. There is no food service or cafe car on these trains, and the on-board air conditioning doesn’t always work.
Florence and Lucca Train Stations
Florence's Santa Maria Novella station, the main station in the city, is close to the historic center, and is a major hub for city and regional buses, making it easy to get to and from the station if you're traveling light. Firenze Rifredi station is not as large as Santa Maria Novella, but there is an attached bus station for urban buses.
The Lucca train station is located in the southern end of the city, inside the walls, on Piazza Ricasoli. It has a beautiful exterior and includes a bar, ticket desk, toilets, and a railway police station. Local buses stop outside the station.
See below for details on traveling from Florence to Lucca by train.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Train Travel in Italy
From seat assignments and luggage space, to the different types of tickets, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about train travel in Italy.
Arrival and Departure Train Destinations
Read on for information about Florence to Lucca train stations.
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