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Visiting Lucca by train from Florence

Florence is one of Italy’s must-visit destinations, but aside from the city itself, it’s the perfect base to discover the wider region.

Whether for business, leisure or even a day trip, nearby Lucca is a hidden gem to explore. Taking just under an hour and fifteen minutes by train from Florence to Lucca, you won’t miss a trick travelling from city centre to city centre. Lucca station is just minutes away from the delights and sights, including St Martin Cathedral.

Serviced by Trenitalia’s regional trains, you’re also doing your bit for the environment, since trains use less Co2 emissions than cars.

Ready to book your tickets from Florence to Lucca? Keep reading for more information, including train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Florence to Lucca by train

It takes an average of 1h 52m to travel from Florence to Lucca by train, over a distance of around 38 miles (61 km). There are normally 49 trains per day travelling from Florence to Lucca and tickets for this journey start from €4 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 20m
PriceFrom €4
Distance38 miles (61 km)
Frequency49 trains per day
First train00:45
Last train22:37
Departure stationFlorence
Arrival stationLucca
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Trenitalia, Flixbus

Florence to Lucca train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to Lucca for Tuesday 16th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:34 12:17 1h 43m, 1 change
10:45 12:29 1h 44m, 2 changes
10:59 12:47 1h 48m, 1 change
11:34 13:13 1h 39m, 1 change
11:44 13:29 1h 45m, 2 changes
12:00 13:47 1h 47m, 1 change
12:34 14:17 1h 43m, 1 change
12:59 14:47 1h 48m, 1 change
13:34 15:17 1h 43m, 1 change
14:00 15:44 1h 44m, 1 change

Trenitalia trains from Florence to Lucca

You can travel from Florence to Lucca on Trenitalia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Lucca

The price of train tickets from Florence to Lucca starts at €4 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Florence to Lucca by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Florence to Lucca? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Florence to Lucca take?

The average journey time by train between Florence and Lucca is 1 hour and 52 minutes, with around 49 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Florence and Lucca by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Lucca is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Florence to Lucca cost?

Train ticket prices from Florence to Lucca can start from as little as €4 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Florence to Lucca?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Florence to Lucca without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Florence to Lucca each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Florence to Lucca leave?

The first train from Florence to Lucca leaves at 00:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Florence to Lucca leave?

The last train from Florence to Lucca leaves at 22:37. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Florence and Lucca by train?

Trains travelling from Florence to Lucca cover a distance of around 38 miles (61 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lucca to Florence. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Florence to Lucca.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Florence to Lucca for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 06/05/2022 for travel on 06/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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