It’s one of Italy’s most loved regions, known for its vineyards, renaissance art and fascinating history. So, when in Tuscany, it’s only right to explore Florence.
After a tour of Lucca, nearby Florence makes a wonderful location to base yourself for a few days, or longer. Better still, it’s within easy reach of Lucca, taking an hour and ten minutes by train. With 28 services a day to choose from, you can easily hop on and off at your leisure.
Use our Journey Planner to book tickets in advance from Lucca to Florence. Otherwise, read on for more information on this journey, including train times 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 Lucca to Florence 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 Lucca and Florence is 1 hour and 45 minutes, with around 42 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 Lucca to Florence is 1 hour and 19 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Lucca to Florence 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 Lucca to Florence without having to change trains. There are 25 direct trains from Lucca to Florence each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Lucca to Florence leaves at 11:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Lucca to Florence leaves at 10:38. 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 Lucca to Florence cover a distance of around 38 miles (61 km) during the journey.