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Train via Florence  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Lucca Re

€26 - €90

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Rideshare  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Lucca 278.8 km

€14 - €16

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Viareggio Ic / ...

€20 - €79

Bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano to Viareggio Piazza Massimo D'Azeglio Milan Lampugnano - Piombino Port / ...

€31 - €44

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Milan to Lucca 280.4 km

€35 - €55

Milan to Lucca by train

The train journey time between Milan and Lucca is around 3h 51m and covers a distance of around 381 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 19m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and Trenitalia, the Milan to Lucca train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Lucca. Typically 111 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 51m
Fastest train time:
3h 19m
Train distance:
381 km
Trains per week:
111
Cheapest price:
€26
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:00
Last train departs at:
21:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Lucca train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Milan → Lucca
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lucca is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lucca is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lucca is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Lucca is to rideshare which costs €14 - €16 and takes 3h 32m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Lucca is to drive. Taking this option will cost €35 - €55 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Lucca. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Verdi 3 via Milan Lampugnano and P.Za D'Azeglio Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Lucca. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Lucca via Firenze S.M.N.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Milan and Lucca is 208 km. The road distance is 280.4 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Lucca without a car is to train via Florence which takes 3h 42m and costs €25 - €90.

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It takes approximately 3h 42m to get from Milan to Lucca, including transfers.

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Milan to Lucca bus services, operated by Autostradale, depart from Milan Lampugnano station.

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Milan to Lucca train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Lucca is to train via Florence which takes 3h 42m and costs €25 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 7h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Lucca.
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  • Distance: 208.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 42m

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

You can take a train from Milan to Lucca via Firenze S.M.N. in around 3h 42m. Alternatively, Autostradale operates a bus from Milan Lampugnano to Viareggio Piazza Massimo D'Azeglio 5 times a week. Tickets cost €28 - €40 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

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 Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
Train from Milano Centrale to Viareggio
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €35
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Lucca
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Milano Centrale to Viareggio
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€34 - €37
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 Milano Centrale to Viareggio
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Viareggio Piazza Massimo D'Azeglio
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Lucca
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Milan to Lucca bus services, operated by Autostradale, arrive at Viareggio Piazza Massimo D'Azeglio station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Lucca is 280 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Milan to Lucca.

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