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There are 10 ways to get from Budapest to Lucca by plane, train, bus, shuttle, night train or car

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Fly Budapest to Pisa, train  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Pisa (PSA) BUD - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Lucca

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Fly Budapest to Florence, bus  •  8h 7m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Florence (FLR) BUD - FLR
  2. Take the bus from Viale Giovanni Luder to Verdi 4

Fly Budapest to Bologna, train  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bologna (BLQ) BUD - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Lucca

Train to Vienna, fly to Florence, bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Florence (FLR) VIE - FLR
  3. Take the bus from Viale Giovanni Luder to Verdi 4

Train to Vienna, fly to Bologna, train  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Bologna (BLQ) VIE - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  4. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Lucca

Train  •  15h 6m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf Rjx / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Lucca Re

Shuttle, bus  •  15h 50m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Ljubljana
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Florence
  3. Take the bus from Fermata Mista Uscita Porta A Prato to Verdi 4 Dd

Bus  •  17h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Florence N536
  2. Take the bus from Florence - Villa Costanza to Lucca Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS - Ventimiglia Parking Autoporto

Train, night train  •  18h 13m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf Rjx / ...
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Pisa Centrale Nj

Drive  •  9h 16m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Lucca 994.2 km

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Lucca is to bus which costs 21 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft and takes 17h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Lucca is to fly and train which costs 19 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft and takes 5h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Lucca. However, there are services departing from Astoria M and arriving at Lucca via Budapest Népliget bus station and Florence - Villa Costanza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Lucca. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arriving at Lucca via Wien Hbf, Venezia Mestre and Firenze S.M.N.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 6m.

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The distance between Budapest and Lucca is 777 km. The road distance is 994.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Lucca without a car is to train which takes 15h 6m and costs 40 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Budapest to Lucca, including transfers.

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Budapest to Lucca bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest Népliget bus station.

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Budapest to Lucca train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Lucca is to train which takes 15h 6m and costs 40 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft and takes 17h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Lucca.
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  • Distance: 777.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Lucca, Italy?

You can take a train from Budapest to Lucca via Wien Hbf, Venezia Mestre, and Firenze S.M.N. in around 15h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Lucca via Népliget M, Budapest Népliget bus station, Florence, and Florence - Villa Costanza in around 17h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from Budapest to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from Budapest to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Vienna to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from Vienna to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Budapest to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Flights from Vienna to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Vienna to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Flights from Budapest to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Flights from Vienna to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Vienna to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Florence via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €800
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to Lucca
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €5
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€4 - €5
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Lucca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€20 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Mestre to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€20 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Autolinee Toscane - Linee Regionali
Phone
+39 055 849 0505
Email
servizioclienti@at-bus.it
Website
at-bus.it
Bus from Viale Giovanni Luder to Verdi 4
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
Autolinee Toscane - Linee Regionali
Bus from Fermata Mista Uscita Porta A Prato to Verdi 4
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Autolinee Toscane - Linee Regionali
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Ljubljana to Florence
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Florence
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Curcio Viaggi
Phone
+39 0975 391321
Email
polla@curcioviaggi.it
Website
autolineecurcio.it
Bus from Florence - Villa Costanza to Lucca
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7
Schedules at
autolineecurcio.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station to Lucca Viale Camillo Benso Cavour
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Marino Autolinee

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Pisa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Budapest to Lucca bus services, operated by Curcio Viaggi, arrive at Lucca station.

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Budapest to Lucca train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Lucca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Lucca is 994 km. It takes approximately 9h 16m to drive from Budapest to Lucca.

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Ryanair offers flights from Budapest Airport to Pisa Airport.

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There are 848+ hotels available in Lucca. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 3 500 Ft - 4 300 Ft.

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