How to get to Lecce

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Lecce is situated in the region Apulia/Puglia and is well known for its magnificent city center and for being the main city of the Salento region. You can check here the itineraries in the Salento region: Salento: bus connections.

In  this article, however, we are going to talk about how to reach Lecce (together with Otranto and Gallipoli) from other Italian cities.

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The map of the Salento region
  • Bari Airport – Bari – Lecce

There are several ways how to get from Bari airport to Lecce.

1. The easiest way to do that is to take the bus managed by Salento In Bus, an initiative of the Lecce region to correspond to the tourist demand that is aslways high during the summer season. SAlento in Bus offers several bus lines that operate in the region of Salento and  that are active from the 15th of July to the 15th of September.

Therefore, there is a direct bus from Bari Airport that arrives in Lecce. The bus stops in Maglie, Otranto and Torre dell’Orso. The average journey time is 2 hours and 20 minutes.  Tickets cost € 14,00. It is possible to buy tickets in the bus without any additional charges.  Please note that the bus doesn’t operate on Sundays.

You can check the timetable here (from 15.06.16 to 15.09.16): Lecce City Terminal – Bari Airport

2. Also it is possible first to reach Bari central train station and there take a train to Lecce. The average journey time is one hour and a half. Trains run every 30 minutes. A ticket costs from 10,50 EUR. For more infromation: Bari airport – Bari.

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Basilica di Santa Croce of Lecce

 

  • Brindisi airport – Lecce

1. There are  direct buses of  SEAT Srl and SITA SUD Srl companies that connect Brindisi airport and Lecce. The bus operates every day. In Lecce the bus leaves from Largo Carmelo Bene (Ex Foro Boario). The average journey time is 40 minutes. The tickets can be bought in the bus (with the additional charges of 1,50 EUR) and in ticket offices and other ticket points of sale (you can find adresses in the timetable below). The one way ticket costs  – € 6,50

You can check the timetable here (from 15.06.16 to 15.09.16): Brindisi Airport – Lecce

2. Sita Sud offers connections between Brindisi airport and Lecce. The bus operates every day. Le corse si effettuano tutti i giorni. In Lecce the bus leaves from Largo Carmelo Bene (Ex Foro Boario). The average journey time is 40 minutes. The tickets can be bought in the bus (with the additional charges of 1,50 EUR) and in ticket offices and other ticket points of sale (you can find addresses in the timetable below). A one way ticket costs  – € 6,50.

You can check the timetable here (from 01.07.16): Line 793 Brindisi Airport – Lecce

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Lecce at night
  • Rome – Lecce

Marozzi viaggi offers connections between Rome and Lecce every day. Buses run 4 times a day. They stop in Lecce and then continue to other cities of the Salento region. You can check the timetable here (timetables are updated 04.08.16):

* Please note that the 15th of August only bus of the line 2061 will be active.

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A courtyard in Lecce
  • Florence – Lecce

Marozzi viaggi offers connections between Florence and Lecce every day but the bus runs only once a day. One way ticket costs  61,50 EUR, two-way – 109,50 EUR. The average journey time is 13 hours. From Florence the bus leaves at  20:15 (Piazzale Montelungo (bin.16)) and arrives in Lecce at 08:55 (P.zza Carmelo Bene (foro boario)).  From Lecce the bus leaves at  20:50 and arrives in Florence at 10.30.

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The sea near Lecce

 

 

The Salento region: connections

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The region of Salento is situated in Puglia. It is famous for its various towns with beutiful beaches. In order to get to the region of Salento, the Province of Lecce offers buses that connect different towns of the region. (An initiative called Salento In Bus that offers several bus lines that are active from 15.06.16 till 15.09.16).

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Map of the Salento region

Below you can find  timetables of the bus lines. As was mentioned before, these buses operate from 15.06.16 till 15.09.16. However, not all buses operate entirely this time period. So please look at the timetable carefully. Below you also can find the tariff system. The price varies depending on the km. Please note that all costs undergo additional charges of 0,40 €  if the tickets are bought online and 1.00 € if the tickets are bought in the bus.

If you are interested in how to reach the region of Salerno from different Italian cities  (such as Rome) and regions, go to this page: how to get to the Salento region: Lecce, Gallipoli, Otranto

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SALENTO IN THE BUS MAP

 

The ticket costs 1,70 EUR or 3.40 EUR. You can check the tariff system here: tariffs summer 2016 line 101

Otranto
Otranto

The ticket costs 1,70 EUR or 3.00 EUR. You can check the tariff system here: tariffs summer 2016 line 102

Gallipoli
Gallipoli

Tickets cost 1,70 EUR.

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Grotta Zinzulusa, Castro

The ticket costs 1,70 EUR or 3.40 EUR. You can check the tariff system here: tariffs summer 2016 line 104

The ticket costs 1,70 EUR or 4.20 EUR. You can check the tariff system here: tariffs summer 2016 line 105

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Santa Cesarea Terme

The ticket costs 1,70 EUR or 3.40 EUR. You can check the tariff system here: tariffs summer 2016 line 106

The ticket costs 1,70 EUR or 5.90 EUR. You can check the tariff system here: tariffs summer 2016 line 107

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Tricase

The ticket costs 1,70 EUR or 5.90 EUR. You can check the tariff system here: tariffs summer 2016 linea108

The ticket costs 1,30 EUR.

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Riva dei Angeli