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There are 6 ways to get from Lucca to Bologna by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train ItaloTreno  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Lucca to Firenze S.Maria Novella Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale 9942 / ...

$23 - $38

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucca to Florence, Florence 512
  2. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Bologna, Bologna 536 / ...

$9 - $17

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lucca to Prato Centrale Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Prato Centrale to Bologna C.Le Reg / ...

$11 - $25

Train, line 13 bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Lucca to Prato Centrale Reg
  2. Take the train from Prato C.Le to Rastignano
  3. Take the line 13 bus from Rastignano Stazione to Piazza Malpighi 13 / ...

$11 - $27

Rideshare  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lucca to Bologna 96.8 miles

$10

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Lucca to Bologna 97.2 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Lucca to Bologna is to rideshare which costs 9€ and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucca to Bologna is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucca to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Lucca and arriving at Bologna, Bologna via Florence, Florence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucca to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Lucca and arriving at Bologna Centrale via Firenze Santa Maria Novella. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 21 min.

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The distance between Lucca and Bologna is 98 km. The road distance is 155.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lucca to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs 20€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Lucca to Bologna, including transfers.

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

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Lucca to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Lucca station.

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The best way to get from Lucca to Bologna is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs 20€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Lucca to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 61.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

What companies run services between Lucca, Italy and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a train from Lucca to Bologna via Firenze S.Maria Novella and Firenze Santa Maria Novella in around 2 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucca to Bologna via Florence, Florence in around 2 h 33 min.

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 Lucca to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Lucca to Prato Centrale
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Prato Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $14
Train from Prato C.Le to Rastignano
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
ItaloTreno
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lucca to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lucca to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Lucca to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, Bologna station.

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Lucca to Bologna train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucca to Bologna is 155 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Lucca to Bologna.

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There are 1579+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lucca and Bologna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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