Explore Garfagnana with ease

Travel Information

We try to ensure that our customers get the best possible service and benefit from our local knowledge and experience of travelling in the area. Feedback is always welcome and any useful experiences you have we pass on to fellow travelers.


Pisa is the nearest airport to the Lucca of Tuscany. Most of the accommodation is around a 1 hour 30 min drive from the airport.

There are flights with Ryanair from Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh and London. Edinburgh to Pisa with Jet2 and London Stanstead to Pisa on a variety of airlines. Easyjet connects from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh to Stanstead. Other cheap options include flights to Genoa (3hrs drive), Milan Bergamo (4 hrs drive), Bologna (3 hrs drive). There are a number of English airports who also provide direct flights to Pisa including Newcastle, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Bournemouth and of course London Stanstead and Gatwick.

Other major airports are Bologna and Genoa.

Airport distances to Lucca: Pisa 23Km, Bologna 161Km, Genoa 168Km,

Car hire and train travel

This is the latest information on car hire options that we have recently researched. We have been in contact with several clearing agencies to determine the best deals possible for our customers. Autoeurope have very competitive rates without the add-ons other companies have. Uniquely they operate a Excess Refund or Zero Excess option on many of their rentals, which in our experience is well worth taking. Discounted hires are available if you click on the link.




Taxis / trains

Pisa to the Garfagnana Region by train
Some people like to travel by train from Pisa Airport to the Garfagnana area. Train Italia has timetables from Pisa via Lucca to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and other local stations close to your accommodation. It takes around 1 hour 30 minutes from the airport station which is conveniently right outside the airport terminal building. Tickets can be bought at the airport or in other train stations. Train travel is very easy, cheap and efficient as well as a relaxing way to see the scenery.

Taxi travel
We recommend you use Romei Travel, a local taxi company which is run by Simone Romei. Simone can speak English well and has a taxi minibus (seats 8 people). His rates are very reasonable and he is cheaper than all other airport transfers we have sourced.

Below are examples of prices:

– Prices include round trips from the locations.

Lucca: € 90
Pisa (inc airport transfer): € 130
Firenze: € 180
Viareggio: € 130
Lerici: € 180
Massa Carrara: € 150
Bologna: € 350
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana: € 20
Barga: € 40
Villetta: € 15
Fortezza delle Verrucole: € 25
San Pellegrino in Alpe: € 40
Isola Santa: € 40
Grotta del Vento: € 50
– Waiting time: 15 €/h.

He also does day trips and excursions (please check out our activities pages), as well as a local service to restaurants, train station etc.

Previous guest comments: “We really enjoyed Simone as a driver and loved all the information and local stories he could tell us. His English was excellent and he was very helpful in teaching us Italian ” Jane from Canada

Additional information

Electric Mountain Bikes can be hired locally and are a fun and convenient way to get around.

Here is a link to the main train operator in Italy https://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

We also find this website excellent when arranging train travel https://www.seat61.com/

Have a safe journey!