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.
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Florence and Lucca is 1 hour and 37 minutes, with around 15 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Lucca is 1 hour and 19 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Florence to Lucca can start from as little as €7.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Florence to Lucca without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Florence to Lucca each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Florence to Lucca leaves at 10:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Florence to Lucca leaves at 15:38. 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.
Trains travelling from Florence to Lucca cover a distance of around 38 miles (61 km) during the journey.