Train from Lucca to Florence
Travel through the Renaissance era to one of Italy's most beautiful walled cities. Learn about taking the train from Lucca to Florence.
Whether you're traveling through Tuscany or simply in the mood for a day trip from Florence, Lucca tops any traveler's list. But once you get there, you have to get back! Traveling the 47.5 miles (76 km) by train takes about 20 minutes longer than driving, but it delivers 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 Lucca to Firenze Santa Maria Novella station. These trains also stop at Firenze Rifredi station as well, located on Via dello Steccuto in the north of the city, if that's more convenient for you. The trip, which is on a Regionale train, takes about an hour and 15 minutes, and costs about $9. There are no reserved seats, and the tickets are good 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 Lucca to Florence
All trains from Lucca to Florence are direct.
Amenities on Trains from Lucca to Florence
Regionale trains sometimes 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 the street in front of the station 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.