Lecce travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lecce

With a population of 80,695, Lecce is a must-see destination in Apulia, Italy. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lecce has to offer.

When to visit Lecce

Lecce in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 146
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lecce in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 146
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Lecce

Plane

Although Lecce doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Brindisi Papola Casale Airport (BDS), which is located 39 km from Lecce. The shortest flight to Lecce from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 17h 20m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Lecce, followed by Trenitalia. The train journey from Lecce to Rome takes 5h 00m and costs around C$ 67 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Florence, expect to pay about C$ 77 for a 7h 11m trip. The train station in Lecce is called Lecce, and is located 0.9 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Lecce is to pick up a car rental from Bari, which is about 138 km from Lecce. You’ll find branches of SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and NOLEGGIARE , among others, in Bari.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lecce, including Itabus, FlixBus and MarinoBus. From Naples, the bus ride to Lecce takes 475 km and will cost you around C$ 44. From Rome, the ticket costs about C$ 52 for a journey of 716 km. The most popular bus station is Lecce Gallipoli, located 35 km from downtown Lecce. Lecce is also a commonly used station, and is 1.4 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Lecce doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Brindisi Papola Casale Airport (BDS), which is located 39 km from Lecce. The shortest flight to Lecce from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 17h 20m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Lecce, followed by Trenitalia. The train journey from Lecce to Rome takes 5h 00m and costs around C$ 67 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Florence, expect to pay about C$ 77 for a 7h 11m trip. The train station in Lecce is called Lecce, and is located 0.9 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Lecce is to pick up a car rental from Bari, which is about 138 km from Lecce. You’ll find branches of SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and NOLEGGIARE , among others, in Bari.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lecce, including Itabus, FlixBus and MarinoBus. From Naples, the bus ride to Lecce takes 475 km and will cost you around C$ 44. From Rome, the ticket costs about C$ 52 for a journey of 716 km. The most popular bus station is Lecce Gallipoli, located 35 km from downtown Lecce. Lecce is also a commonly used station, and is 1.4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Lecce

Airlines serving Lecce

Lufthansa
Good (4,683 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (963 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,673 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,558 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,237 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (481 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,405 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,061 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (413 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (746 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (191 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (731 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (776 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (492 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lecce

From 5-star hotels such as the Patria Palace Hotel Lecce to great affordable options like the Casa dei Mercanti Town House, Lecce offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 135 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 424 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lecce

Most booked hotels in Lecce

8Piuhotel
4 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 158+
Best Western PLUS Leone di Messapia Hotel & Conference
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 117+
Mercure Hotel President Lecce
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 175+
Al Pescatore Hotel & Restaurant
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 121+
Grand Hotel Di Lecce
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 167+
Hilton Garden Inn Lecce
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 138+

Renting a car in Lecce

Renting a car in Lecce costs C$ 76 per day, on average, or C$ 228 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 20% more expensive than at Brindisi Papola Casale.

Expect to pay C$ 2.74 per litre in Lecce (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 32.81 and C$ 43.75. The most frequently booked car type in Lecce is Economy (Fiat Panda or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Kia Picanto or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Lecce costs C$ 76 per day, on average, or C$ 228 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 20% more expensive than at Brindisi Papola Casale.

Expect to pay C$ 2.74 per litre in Lecce (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 32.81 and C$ 43.75. The most frequently booked car type in Lecce is Economy (Fiat Panda or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Kia Picanto or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.