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Overview: Train from Lucca to Prato

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 2 min
priceAverage train ticket price$8 (€6)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day

Trains from Lucca to Prato cover the 29 miles (47 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 2 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $8 (€6), but the average price of train tickets is $8 (€6). Travelers depart most frequently from Lucca and arrive in Prato Centrale.

Trains from Lucca to Prato

Each day, a traveler can catch any one of about 74 regional trains from Lucca to Prato. The journey is 30 miles (49 km) starting just northwest of Florence in Lucca and heads west to Prato, near the coast of the Ligurian Sea. This journey can be completed in as little as 51min and in as much as 1h 41min. Lucca to Prato trains are often direct, but sometimes entail one change, usually in the town Pistoia. When you arrive in Prato, you can enjoy seeing its churches, museums, and castle.

 

Train Time for Lucca to Prato: Daily Schedule

A traveler can find cheap trains from Lucca to Prato departing throughout the day. The earliest train tends to leave about 05:05 a.m. and the last train tends to depart around 10:30 p.m. Several trains depart per hour throughout the day, for a total of about 74 Lucca to Prato trains on each weekday. On Saturday, closer to 68 trains run and on Sunday, closer to 47 trains, for a total of about 485 trains per week.

 

How long is the train trip from Lucca to Prato?

Most trains from Lucca to Prato are direct, non-stop routes. However, some of each day’s train trips require one change, usually in the town of Pistoia, where you will have to switch trains. Traveling from Lucca to Prato by train can take 51min, which tends to be the fastest journey. The slowest trip is usually closer to 1h 41min. The train journeys that require one change tend to be longer than the non-stop routes. Several trains run per hour, usually with more trains running during the peak hours in the morning and afternoon. Lucca to Prato trains all depart from Lucca railway station, but they can arrive at any of three stations in Prato: Prato Centrale, Prato Porta al Serraglio, and Prato Burgonuovo.

 

Departure and Arrival Stations for Trains from Lucca to Prato

Departure train station: Trains from Lucca to Prato depart from the Lucca railway station. The station is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Piazza San Michele in the heart of the city. It is a 9min walk from the city center to the station, or you can take a bus. At the Lucca station, differently-abled passengers can contact Trenitalia in advance to request assistance at the station. The Lucca station also provides travelers with amenities such as restrooms, a ticket office, ticket machines, a café, and a small shop.

Arrivals Train Station: Trains from Lucca to Prato can arrive at any of Prato’s three train stations: Prato Centrale, the city’s primary train station; Prato Porta al Serraglio, sometimes called simply Prato Serraglio, the town’s second most important station; or Prato Burgonuovo, Prato’s newest station, built in 2005. Prato Centrale is 0.6 miles (1 km) from Piazza del Duomo, at the city center of Prato. Passengers can walk to the city center, or catch a bus or a taxi at Prato Centrale. You can also catch a quick train to Prato Porta al Serraglio, the station closest to the center of the city, right next to Piazza del Duomo. Prato Centrale offers passengers restrooms, a ticket office, a waiting room, and a café. Prato Porta al Serraglio is the second busiest station in Prato but it is also the station closest to the city center. A 5min walk will get you to Piazza del Duomo at the heart of the city. This station features ticket machines, vending machines, waiting rooms, and a lift with wheelchair access. From this station, you can easily find buses and taxis, and even the subway,  to take you throughout the city. Porta Burgonuovo is more of a train stop than a train station, since it is essentially two covered shelters alongside the tracks. Burgonuovo station is toward the outer edge of Prato, about 3.2 miles (5.2 km) from the city center. This station has ticket machines but no restrooms. It’s got plenty of free parking if someone is coming to pick you up, or you can get a bus or taxi into the city.

 

Which train companies operate trains for Lucca to Prato?

Trenitalia, Italy’s national railway company, operates the trains from Lucca to Prato. Though Trenitalia uses a number of different types of trains, such as high-speed, Intercity, regional, and night trains, only regional trains tend to run this route, specifically the Regionale model. The Regionale trains usually complete the journey anywhere from 51min to 1h 41min. These Lucca to Prato trains are usually direct, but sometimes require one change, usually in the town of Pistoia.

 

Trenitalia Trains from Lucca to Prato

Trenitalia, Italy’s national railway company, usually operates all 74 Lucca to Prato trains a day and all 485 trips a week. Most of these trains are direct, non-stop to Prato. Some of these trips, however, require passengers to change trains once, usually in the town of Pistoia. Most of the Lucca to Prato trains that require one change tend to arrive in the Prato Burgonuovo station. Trenitalia completes the fastest 30 mile (49 km) journey from Lucca to Prato by train in 51min and the slowest journey in 1h 41min. For the regional trains that run these routes, the Regionale models, passengers can purchase two types of tickets: Second Class and Ordinaria. Second Class tickets aboard a Regionale train provide passengers with armchair seating, bistro service, and lots of room to store luggage. Ordianria class tickets offer the same features as Second-Class tickets, but with the added bonus that you can usually fully refund or fully exchange your ticket up until the day before departure.

     

Lucca to Prato by Train: Services on Board

Most Trenitalia trains, including those trains from Lucca to Prato, provide plenty of room for passengers to stow their luggage either in the racks above the seats or in the compartments at the end of the railway car. Trenitalia Regionale trains from Lucca to Prato usually allow passengers to bring one pet on board the train with them. Generally, small animals travel at no charge. These small pets must be secured in pet carriers for the duration of the journey and the passenger is usually expected to hold the carrier throughout the train ride. Dogs too large for a small carrier must wear a leash and a muzzle, and they must have a dog ticket to board the train. This ticket usually costs less than a person’s Second-Class ticket. However, animals are often prohibited from traveling on trains during peak hours. Guide dogs usually travel for free and without restrictions. If you are interested in bringing your bike with you aboard the train, Trenitalia usually allows folding or disassembled bikes to be packed and transported as baggage, usually at no charge. Some Regionale trains have bike wagons for transporting traditional bikes. There is usually a fee for transporting a bike this way. Since rules are subject to change or policies might be different aboard different trains, it always best to double-check pet or bike policies with the railway before buying your ticket.

   

Tips for finding cheap train tickets from Lucca to Prato

Lucca to Prato trains depart so many different times each day and week that if you keep your schedule even a little bit flexible, you should be able to find a cheap ticket that works for you. Plan ahead and try to avoid buying your ticket the day or week of travel, since ticket prices tend to go up the closer you get to the departure date.

   

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FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets to Prato from Lucca cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Lucca to Prato trains for as little as $8 (€6)  in the next 7 days.

How much is the train from Lucca to Prato on average?

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Lucca to Prato train to cost on average $8 (€6)  one way.

How far is Lucca to Prato by train?

The Lucca to Prato train distance is approximately 29 miles (47 km).

How long is the train ride to Prato from Lucca?

While the time it takes to travel 29 miles (47 km) from Lucca to Prato can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Lucca to Prato train journey time is on average 1 h 2 min.

When traveling by train from Lucca to Prato, which train station in Lucca do I depart from and which train station in Prato do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Lucca to start your route from including Lucca, Lucca, Via Romana / Via della Chiesa and Lucca, Piazzale Giuseppe Verdi / Via Pallone. In Prato you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Prato Centrale, Prato Porta Al Serraglio and Prato Borgonuovo.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Lucca   and arrive in Prato Centrale.

Where is the Lucca train station located? Where is the Prato train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Lucca, is located 0.4 miles (712 m) from the city center of Lucca.

The most popular arrival train station, Prato Centrale, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center of Prato.

How many train services per day are there to Prato from Lucca?

The average number of trains departing Lucca for Prato is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Lucca to Prato? What time is the last train from Lucca to Prato?

The earliest train departing from Lucca to Prato leaves at 8: 31 AM. The last train departing from Lucca to Prato leaves at 3: 31 PM. You can find the latest Lucca to Prato train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

When should I purchase the Lucca to Prato train for the best deals on tickets?

If you book a train ticket from Lucca to Prato within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $8 (€6) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Lucca and Prato are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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