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Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Lucca?

You should plan to spend around $113 (€106) per day on your vacation in Lucca. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $44 (€41) on meals
  • $4.58 (€4.29) on local transportation
  • $130 (€121) on hotels

A one week trip to Lucca for two people costs, on average, $1,588 (€1,486). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Lucca cost?

A one week trip to Lucca usually costs around $794 (€743) for one person and $1,588 (€1,486) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Lucca on average costs around $1,588 (€1,486) for one person and $3,175 (€2,972) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Lucca will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Lucca on average costs around $3,402 (€3,185) for one person and $6,804 (€6,369) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Lucca has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Lucca expensive to visit?

Prices in Lucca are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Lucca is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Tartu or Oviedo.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Lucca Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Lucca?

The average Lucca trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Lucca travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 121 ($130)
Local Transportation 1 4.29 ($5)
Food 2 41 ($44)
Entertainment 1 5.68 ($6)
Tips and Handouts 1 2 - 7 ($2 - 7)
Alcohol 2 6 - 19 ($7 - 20)
Accommodation Budget in Lucca
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Lucca is $65 (€61). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Lucca is $130 (€121). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Lucca

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Lucca based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $121. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Lucca
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Lucca is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $4.58 (€4.29) per person, per day, on local transportation in Lucca.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Lucca
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Lucca can vary, the average cost of food in Lucca is $44 (€41) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Lucca should cost around $18 (€17) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lucca is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Lucca
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Lucca typically cost an average of $6.07 (€5.68) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Lucca
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Lucca is $4.69 (€4.39) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Lucca is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Lucca
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $14 (€13) on alcoholic beverages in Lucca per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Lucca On a Budget
Lucca Lucca, Italy
Lucca is of interest to travelers for its impressive architecture, interesting history and unique defensive walls that were designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. Impressively, these walls were never breached. Today there is a ring park on top of the walls that is an enjoyable place to walk. The city dates back to the Etruscan and Ancient Roman times and much of the architecture remains today. The city was an independent city state until the 18th century and was the birth place of Giacomo Puccini, a world famous Italian opera composer.
There are many different sights spread throughout Lucca. Of particular interest is the Roman amphitheater which is located off the Via Fillungo. Although the remains of the amphitheater are gone, the houses that are built where the spectator stands were are from medieval origin. The city also has Duomo di San Martino which is a Roman style cathedral that dates back to the 14th century. The unique Torre Guinigi is a tower with trees on it's top. It's a unique sight that also offers impressive views of the city. Alternatively, Torre delle Ore is the ancient clock tower. The old clock still works and you can go up the stairs for another good view of the city. Other sights of interest include Palazzo Mansi, Saint Michael's Church, Saint Frediano's Church, Via Fillungo, Palazzo Pfanner, Piazza Napoleone, and Domus Romana.
Lucca is a relatively small city. The main tourist areas are within the city walls and everything in this area can be reached on foot. It is also less than a 20 minute walk to the train station. If you're hoping to avoid noise during the summer months, it is best to avoid the area immediately around Piazza Napoleone, which is where most of the concerts are held.

In addition to exploring the city's old churches and art galleries, a popular activity in Lucca is to walk along the city walls. The entire distance is about 4 kilometers and it's a great way to check out the city's layout. Summer months can get quite crowded.

Lucca also offers the great Puccini Festival Concerts which feature operas by local composers as well as Mozart. These are very popular during the summer months.

Bagni di Lucca's spa is located between the Appenine Mountains. This is a great place if you're looking to relax for a little while.
Food and Dining
Like elsewhere in Italy, food in Lucca is delicious and available in all price ranges. Dishes that are a specialty in the city include Buccellato, which is a small, sweet baguette that is made with raisins and the flavor of anise. Also of interest is the farro soup which is thick and filling. Farro is similar in texture to barley and the soup has an excellent flavor.

Restaurants are available in all price ranges. Pizzarias and focaccia are great options for those on a tight budget. If you're willing to spend a little more then you can enjoy a delicious sit down meal with some local Lucchese specialties. If you're ready to splurge then check out Buca di San Antonio, which is located just off of Piazza San Michele. They prepare excellent traditional dishes that are made in the unique Lucchesi style.

Do take note that many local restaurants are closed between the hours of 3 pm and 7 pm. Reservations in the evening are also recommended. Touristy options are typically open throughout the day.

Lucca is easily accessible by train or car from nearby cities such as Pisa and Florence. The railroad station is located just outside of the old town walls. The closest airport is Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport but there are no direct trains from here so you'll have to transfer at Pisa Central Station. You can catch a direct bus from the airport though.

One of the best ways to explore Lucca is on foot. This lets you really enjoy the atmosphere of the city. Another good option is to ride a bike through town, particularly if you're planning to travel greater distances. Bikes are available for rent from the Tourist Center near the train station.

There are some small buses that travel around the old city. These buses, referred to as "navetto", cover about nine routes. There are different numbers for routes that run in one direction compared to those that run in the opposite direction. You can buy tickets at any of the tobacco shops around town. Do take note that the buses stop running at 8 pm.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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