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There are 8 ways to get from Lecce to Florence by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Lecce to Firenze S.M.N. Fa

60€ - 170€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Lecce to Florence, Florence N549

46€ - 56€

6 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  15h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Lecce to Siena Lecce > Brindisi > Francavilla > Grottaglie > Taranto > Massafra > Gioia del colle > Bari > Cerignola > Foggia > San severo > Macerata > Camerino > Foligno > Assisi > Perugia > Sienna
  2. Take the bus from Fontebecci to Firenze Autostazione 131R / ...

60€ - 65€

Drive  •  8h 21m

  1. Drive from Lecce to Florence 900.8 km

110€ - 170€

Fly Brindisi to Florence  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Florence (FLR) BDS - FLR

96€ - 229€

Train to Bari, fly to Florence  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from Lecce to Bari Centrale
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Florence (FLR) BRI - FLR

77€ - 211€

Fly Brindisi to Pisa, bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Pisa (PSA) BDS - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Fly Brindisi to Bologna, train  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Bologna (BLQ) BDS - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

47€ - 283€

Lecce → Florence
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lecce to Florence is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 13h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Lecce to Florence is to train and fly which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 4h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lecce to Florence. However, there are services departing from Lecce and arriving at Florence, Florence via Florence, Florence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lecce and arriving at Firenze S.M.N.. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 8m.

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The distance between Lecce and Florence is 687 km. The road distance is 900.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lecce to Florence without a car is to train which takes 7h 8m and costs 60€ - 170€.

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The train from Lecce to Firenze S.M.N. takes 7h 8m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Lecce to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lecce station.

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Lecce to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Lecce station.

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The best way to get from Lecce to Florence is to train which takes 7h 8m and costs 60€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 13h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 230€ and takes 5h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Lecce to Florence.
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  • Distance: 686.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 8m

What companies run services between Lecce, Italy and Florence, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Lecce to Firenze S.M.N. once daily. Tickets cost 60€ - 170€ and the journey takes 7h 8m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lecce to Florence, Florence 3 times a day. Tickets cost 40€ - 50€ and the journey takes 11h 55m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brindisi to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Brindisi to Florence via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Flights from Bari to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Flights from Brindisi to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 180€
Flights from Brindisi to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 240€
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brindisi to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 390€
Flights from Brindisi to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 350€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Bari to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 600€
Train operators
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 Lecce to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
60€ - 85€
Base Standard
100€ - 140€
Base Premium
120€ - 170€
Train from Lecce to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Lecce to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
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 Lecce to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
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
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lecce to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Night bus from Lecce to Siena
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€
Website
Marino Autolinee
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com

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There is no direct flight from Brindisi Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Lecce to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence, Florence station.

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Lecce to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lecce to Florence is 901 km. It takes approximately 8h 21m to drive from Lecce to Florence.

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Malta Air and Alitalia offer flights from Brindisi Airport to Florence Airport.

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