How to get
is located in a strategic position, well connected with
different transport options, between the two main airports of
Tuscany, Florence and Pisa. Rail and motorway connections are
Arrive in Lucca by
Lucca is not far from the two international airports of Tuscany,
Pisa airport and Florence airport. Both are connected with
different Italian and foreign cities by scheduled flights, including in
particular (from and to Pisa) lowcost flights Ryanair and Easyjet.
For more information visit the Pisa airport and Florence airport.
Pisa International Airport is reachable by train in just 20 minutes
by train with a change of direction to Pisa Central railway station. Once
arrived in Pisa you need to change track to Pisa station-airport, in a
maximum distance of 5 minutes. The connections from Pisa central Pisa to
Pisa airport are 30 minutes in frequency, those from Lucca to Pisa central
Pisa have a frequency of every hour, intensified during rush hours. For
information check the website of the State Railways (Trenitalia).
For the connections to and from Florence airport it is necessary to
reach the Florence Santa Maria Novella train station, in about 1 hour
and 20 minutes and then arrive to the bus stop for Florence airport,
opposite the west square of the entrance to the station (Ataf-Sita bus
station, Vola in Bus service).
Get to Lucca by train
The train station of
Lucca is located a few steps from the walls of the city, in Piazza
Ricasoli, opposite the port of San Pietro. The city is connected to the most
important tourist resorts of Tuscany, Pisa and Pistoia in just 20 minutes,
Montecatini Terme in only 10 minutes, and Florence in an hour
and 20 minutes about. Lockers are available at the station. From Florence
and Pisa you can easily reach other important places, from Pisa with links
to Viareggio, La Spezia, Cinque Terre and the rest of
Liguria and Piedmont. From Florence those with Bologna, Forli,
Ancona and Rome.
Get to Lucca by bus
From Piazzale Verdi
(Porta Sant' Anna) you can find the bus connection service to several
other locations in Tuscany, including Florence, Pisa and Viareggio.
Getting to Lucca by car
Driving inside the walls is mostly impractical, the streets are narrow and
if you don't know the city is not recommended. In some areas, however, it
remains reserved for residents. The city has many parking lots located
outside and close to the city walls, the two largest are located on the
north and south side. The motorways connecting Lucca are: from Rome,
Bologna and Florence, the A11 (E76) Firenze-Mare which connects it
from the coastal A12 (E80) towards Florence; from Genoa-Rosignano, Viareggio
the A12, which joins the A11. From Pisa Airport in Lucca you must
always use the A11-E76 from Pisa North/Aurelia/Livorno, then the A12 (Firenze-Pisa-Livorno).
Lucca has two motorway entrances, Lucca Ovest and Lucca Est.
Moving around Lucca
The center of Lucca is great to ride by bicycle. Leave your car in the
parking lot (there are parking outside the walls and a couple inside,
accessible by non-residents) and rent a bicycle. The bike rental service
can be found close to the north entrance of the city, Porta Santa Maria,
near Porta San Pietro and on foot from Porta Elisa towards the centre. It is
better to visit Lucca on foot, so that you can discover all the things to
see in the city, its main attractions and monuments. The urban transport
service is managed by VAIBUS company, for timetables and routes it is
advisable to visit the company's official website.
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