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 9 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lecce has to offer.

When to visit Lecce

Lecce in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lecce in August
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 24 miles from Lecce. The shortest flight to Lecce from the United States departs from New York and takes around 10h 50m.


Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Lecce, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Lecce to Rome takes 5h 00m and costs around $14 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bologna, expect to pay about $43 for a 8h 48m trip. The train station in Lecce is called Lecce, and is located 0.5 miles from the city center.


Another option to get to Lecce is to pick up a car rental from Bari, which is about 86 miles from Lecce. You’ll find branches of Italy Car Rent and Leasys 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 100 miles and will cost you around $22. From Naples, the ticket costs about $10 for a journey of 295 miles. The most popular bus station is Lecce Gallipoli, located 22 miles from downtown Lecce. Lecce is also a commonly used station, and is 0.8 miles from the city center.

Airports near Lecce

Airlines serving Lecce

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Air France
Good (355 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
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British Airways
Good (1,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Etihad Airways
Good (237 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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LATAM Airlines
Good (708 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (114 reviews)
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Ethiopian Air
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ITA Airways
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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 Eos Hotel, Lecce offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $78 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $156 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lecce

Most booked hotels in Lecce

Tenuta Monticelli
Excellent (9.5, 88 reviews)
Excellent (9.1, 819 reviews)
Patria Palace Lecce
Excellent (8.9, 389 reviews)
Masseria & Spa LuciaGiovanni
Excellent (8.7, 192 reviews)
Palazzo del Corso
Excellent (8.5, 248 reviews)
Excellent (8.1, 232 reviews)
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Renting a car in Lecce

Renting a car in Lecce costs $59 per day, on average, or $531 if you want to rent if for 9 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 21% more expensive than at Brindisi Papola Casale.

Expect to pay $6.32 per gallon in Lecce (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $75.86 and $101.15.