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ATTENTION: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ECIR 2021 will be an online event. We leave these pages online in order to let you visit, albeit virtually, the beautiful city of Lucca.

Lucca is at the heart of Tuscany and is often chosen by tourists as a starting point for exploring the nearby cities of Pisa, Florence, Siena. It is easily and cheaply accessible: the fact that the historical centre is near the station and the motorway exit makes it easy to access the city. Given the presence of many pedestrian areas, it is easy to explore the city on foot or by bicycle.

Lucca welcomes hundreds of thousands visitors per year who reach the city  by airplane, train, bus, car. The Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa (PSA) and the Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport in Florence (FLR) are a convenient gateway to and from the rest of the world, due to the many European and intercontinental flights based there; transportation between the Pisa airport and downtown Lucca is very convenient (about 40 minutes by bus or train). 

Several low-cost flights are based at the airport of Pisa, with cheap daily connections to/from Roma, Paris, London, Madrid, Brussels, Berlin, Dublin, Stockholm, Barcelona, Munich, Frankfurt, to name just a few. PSA is one of the main Italian RyanAir hubs, and other low-cost European airlines (e.g., EasyJet, Transavia) have PSA as one of their destinations; PSA has direct flights also from New York, Moscow, and Doha. 

The Florence airport is just 90 mins from Lucca by bus or train (40 mins by car) and hosts flights connecting the most important European cities. In addition, highways connect Lucca to Florence, Pisa, and Genoa, making the city easily reachable also by car.

Download the map:

Map of Lucca

Map of Lucca surroundings

Courtesy of the Lucca Tourist Office

How to get there

By car

A11: exit Lucca Est or Lucca Ovest

By train

The train station is in Piazza Ricasoli, a few minutes’ walk from the walls surrounding the old town.

Main links

from Florence: Santa Maria Novella railway station
from Pisa: Central Train Station and Pisa Airport
from Viareggio: Central Station

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By plane

Pisa International Airport “Galileo Galilei” (PSA) –
Florence International Airport “Amerigo Vespucci” (FLR) –

By bus

Vaibus company

The bus station is located in Piazzale Verdi in the historic centre

Main links:

From Florence: Piazzale Adua (opposite the railway station S. Maria Novella), F.lli Lazzi bus;
from Pisa: F.lli Lazzi bus;
from Viareggio: Piazza Mazzini – F.lli Lazzi bus
from Viareggio: Piazza D’Azeglio – CLAP  bus
The interurban transport service for the whole province is managed by VAIBUS S.c. a r.l.. On 1 April 2005, in fact, CLAP SPA, LA F.lli Lazzi S.p.A. and C.LU.B. S.c.p.A. have merged under the brand VaiBus.

See VAIBUS time schedule

FlixBus Company

– Lucca, Viale Regina Margherita 147.

Ticket office
– Lucca, travel agency Angelini piazza san Michele – tel. 0583 493654
– Lucca, Passepartout Corso Garibaldi 32  – tel. 0583 493654
– Lucca, Comfortravel – made in Lucca Via Romana 615/O – tel. 0583 464553

Online ticket

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info from Lucca Tourist Office