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.

When to visit Lecce

Lecce in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lecce in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Lecce


Although Lecce doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Brindisi Papola Casale Airport (BDS), which is located 39 km from Lecce.


Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Lecce, followed by Train. The train journey from Lecce to Rome takes 5h 00m and costs around $25 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Naples, expect to pay about $44 for a 6h 21m trip. The train station in Lecce is called Lecce, and is located 0.9 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Lecce is to pick up a car hire from Bari, which is about 138 km from Lecce. You’ll find branches of SICILY BY CAR and Italy Car Rent, among others, in Bari.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lecce, including FlixBus, Itabus and MarinoBus. From Bari, the bus ride to Lecce takes 145 km and will cost you around $17. From Naples, the ticket costs about $41 for a journey of 467 km. The most popular bus station is Lecce Gallipoli, located 35 km from the city centre of Lecce. Lecce is also a commonly used station, and is 1.4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Lecce

Airlines serving Lecce

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Ethiopian Air
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ITA Airways
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Aer Lingus
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Where to stay in Lecce

From 5-star hotels such as the Patria Palace Lecce to great affordable options like the Palazzo Bignami, Lecce offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $144 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $423 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lecce

Most booked hotels in Lecce

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Best Western PLUS Leone di Messapia Hotel & Conference
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Mercure Hotel President Lecce
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Grand Hotel Di Lecce
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Hilton Garden Inn Lecce
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Al Pescatore Hotel & Restaurant
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Lecce

Expect to pay $3.60 per litre in Lecce (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $43.17 and $57.56. The most frequently booked car type in Lecce is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Class Economy Car or similar) is, on average, 28% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.