Bus from Pisa to Lucca

We hope to take a day trip from Florence to Pisa and then on to Lucca. When leaving Pisa, does anyone know what the time schedule is for the bus that leaves for Lucca? The bus stop is behind the Baptistry. I read in the RS guidebook that there are hourly departures but it would be helpful to know the exact times. Also, where would I buy bus tickets? Thanks!!!

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2281 posts

I don't know about buses, but there are trains at 25 and 55 past the hour from Pisa San Rossore station about a 5-7 minute walk from the Baptistry. 3.30 euro, buy at the station or vending machine, 22 minute ride.

Posted by Kathleen
georgetown, KY, USA
13 posts

Thanks Sam,
I would prefer to take the train but there doesn't seem to be one leaving between 10:25 and 12:25. Am I missing something?

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2281 posts

You're right, must be railroad lunch break. Someone posted the bus website on the other similar thread yesterday.

Posted by David
Florence, AL, USA
1978 posts

If you're going to make Pisa and Lucca on a day trip, you'd really need to hit the road early--not any 10:00. I'd suggest getting out of town much earlier.
Good luck!

Posted by Kathleen
georgetown, KY, USA
13 posts

Brilliant Sam! I had tried reading that bus schedule but could make no sense of it. Thank you so much!

Posted by Harold
New York, NY, USA
2852 posts

I'd suggest seeing these in reverse order. I went in 1989, so things may have changed. But Lucca was wonderful (I rented a bike and rode on top of the wall, which was magical). I then went got to Pisa in the afternoon, as the souvenir vendors were literally packing up, and the marble in the Field of Miracles was lovely in the afternoon light.