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Bus station at Florence airport

Hubby and I will be going from Vienna to Lucca in September. We will fly from Vienna to Florence and initially I figured we would take a train to Lucca. This would mean getting from airport to central station, then train to Lucca.

The owner of the B&B in Lucca where we’re staying, also suggested taking a bus from the Florence airport to Lucca. Seems like this might be a good option. My question: is the bus station located at the Florence airport or would we need to walk or take a taxi to the bus station? Is this the best option?

It would be cheaper to fly from Vienna to Bologna, but from there to Lucca is a longer train ride. What to do, what to do?

Thanks once again for your help. Always appreciated.

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Who don’t you take a Vienna Pisa Flight much more convenient, cheaper and quicker to go to Lucca

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Already checked Google flights and sky scanner for flights from Vienna to Pisa. No direct flights and more expensive.

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No, there are direct buses Florence to Lucca that stop at the airport en route:
https://lucca.cttnord.it/Linee_e_Orari/linee-extraurbane/L/573

There is no bus station at the airport. I believe - but is should be better to ask around - that the stop is just walking out the airport area in via Giovanni Luder. If you have a look to google maps and switch to street view in via Giovanni Luder, there is first a gas station, than a row of cypresses, and finally the traffic light leading, after a right turn, to the airport. After the cypresses there is a bus stop and probably that is the one.

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Thanks to all. The hotel where we are staying in Lucca also sent the link to bus information. Seems like it should be fairly simple. Famous last words!

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The new T2 tram line goes from the Florence airport directly to the Florence train station, Santa Maria Novela, where you could catch a train to Lucca.

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Seattle Becky is right. The easiest way to get from the Florence airport to the train station in town is the tram. (When I asked for a bus ticket I was asked, "Why do you try to make it so hard?") Tickets can be purchased next to the track at a vending machine.

If you decide to take a bus to Lucca, the bus station is across a street from the train station, so the tram is the best option for that choice, too.

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Thanks to both Beckys. Great to know about the tram going to the train station. That’s what we will do.

Thanks to all.

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I third the recommendation for the tram from the airport to the train station. It's super smooth and easy. I had trouble finding info about it when we used it last May because it's so new. I think we found the best info on the Firenze airport website. (Later we had to get there by rental car and it was a nightmare).

Have fun in Lucca-- that's where my family is, so my Italian "hometown" and my favourite place in Italy.