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

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Train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Lecce Fa

40€ - 130€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Lecce 573 / ...

28€ - 50€

6 alternative options

Bus via Taranto  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Taranto - Porto Mercantile Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Taranto Port to Lecce 053.1 / ...

31€ - 42€

Night train  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Lecce Ini

55€ - 80€

Rideshare  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Lecce 650.9 km

32€

Drive  •  6h 9m

  1. Drive from Rome to Lecce 649.4 km

80€ - 120€

Fly to Brindisi, train  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Brindisi (BDS) FCO - BDS
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Lecce

29€ - 605€

Fly to Bari, train  •  5h 8m

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

36€ - 214€

Rome to Lecce by train

The train journey time between Rome and Lecce is around 5h 21m and covers a distance of around 623 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, the Rome to Lecce train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Lecce. Typically 22 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome to Lecce train schedules

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

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

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Rome to Lecce is to rideshare, which costs 32€ and takes 7h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Lecce is to fly and train which costs 29€ - 650€ and takes 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station station and arriving at Lecce. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Lecce. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 23m.

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The distance between Rome and Lecce is 505 km. The road distance is 649.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Lecce without a car is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs 40€ - 130€.

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The train from Roma Termini to Lecce takes 5h 23m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Rome to Lecce bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to Lecce train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Lecce is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs 40€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 7h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Lecce.
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  • Distance: 505.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 23m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Roma Termini to Lecce 4 times a day. Tickets cost 40€ - 130€ and the journey takes 5h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Lecce twice daily. Tickets cost 28€ - 35€ and the journey takes 7h 55m. TTI Leonettibus SRL also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 600€
Flights from Rome to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
11€ - 210€
Flights from Rome to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
6€ - 65€
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 Roma Termini to Lecce
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 130€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 60€
Base Standard
75€ - 110€
Base Premium
90€ - 130€
Train from Brindisi to Lecce
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
7€ - 11€
Base Standard
20€ - 27€
Base Premium
25€ - 40€
Train from Bari Centrale to Lecce
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Roma Termini to Lecce
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
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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 Brindisi to Lecce
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
6€ - 7€
Train from Bari Centrale to Lecce
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Brindisi to Lecce
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 6€
Train from Bari Centrale to Lecce
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Lecce
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TTI Leonettibus SRL
Phone
+39081969167
Email
servizioclienti@leonettiroma.it
Website
leonettiroma.it
Bus from Rome - Tiburtina station to Lecce - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
29€ - 50€
Schedules at
leonettiroma.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Taranto - Porto Mercantile
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Baltour
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rome to Lecce
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
32€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Brindisi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Rome to Lecce train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Lecce station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Lecce is 649 km. It takes approximately 6h 9m to drive from Rome to Lecce.

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Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from Rome Airport to Brindisi Airport.

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Book your Rome to Lecce train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Rome to Lecce bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 548+ hotels available in Lecce. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 14€.

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