BUS TRANSPORTATION IN VERSILIA
Italy does not have a national bus company, each region is handle by an independent bus line. Nor, do the bus companies cooperate together in creating a workably itinerary between the regions making it difficult to travel by bus from one region to another throughout Italy.
In short, rail service is your best bet to travel across Italy and bus service only for short hops between towns within the region.
If you wish to travel by bus around the Tuscany region that includes Florence, Siena, Viareggio, Pisa, Lucca and Forte dei Marmi then we recommend Lazzi Bus Service (website: www.lazzi.it). You'll find this bus company to be the answer to your dreams.
The buses are well maintained and clean, you'll also find the drivers are very skillful in handling these large buses through the narrow street that you will often find as you explore Italy. Rates are low and you don't have to find a parking space.
Find below detailed information about public and bus transportation in the main cities of Versilia and surroundings:
VIAREGGIO by BUS
There are three bus lines in Viareggio, that connect the town to the other villages in Versilia.
Address: Piazza d'Azeglio, 1
Telephone number: 0584/30996
LAZZI Bus lines
Address: Piazza d'Azeglio, 1
Telephone number: 0584/46233
Address: Via Nuova, 2
Telephone number: 0584/942213
Fax number: 0584/940208
LUCCA by BUS
The main options for public transportation when visiting Lucca can be broken down into two categories: transportation within the city and transportation outside of the city.
Buses and trains are the best options for commuting via public transportation to other areas of Tuscany.
The bus station in Lucca is located next to the tourist office in the city. Information about routes, schedules and fares will have to be found locally.
PISA by BUS
Local buses in Pisa are operated by CPT (Consorzio Pisano Trasporti). Services run between the airport, Central Station and the Field of Miracles (bus number 1). Meanwhile the Navetta C shuttle bus service runs between the Park and Ride car park on via Pietrasantina and Piazza del Duomo, making it another popular route for tourists to use.
Tickets should be purchased prior to boarding the bus; they can be bought from tobacconists, bars and newsagents. If you buy your ticket on the bus, it will be more expensive. Tickets must be validated in the yellow machine after you board. Standard tickets are valid for 1 hour, while 120 minute, 240 minutes and daily tickets are also available. Those who plan to be on the move can save money by purchasing a four or ten ticket booklet.
For detailed information about routes, schedules and fares, visit the official cpt website.
GENOA by BUS
Transportation service in Genoa is run by AMT, with its ticket offices in via Bobbio 250r, via D’Annunzio 8 and via Reti 15. The tickets are sold at news–stands, at tobacconists’ and in other shops. The standard fare is €1,20. A booklet of discount tickets, as well as weekly, monthly and yearly cards are available so that it is possible to save money on the price of public transport.
The Funicolar to Righi AMT also runs other services such as lifts and funiculars to go from the centre up to the panoramic hills in just a few minutes.
(For further information AMT or phone 010/5582414).
AMT manages the dense network of busses and the unique metropolitan line of Genoa, along with comfortable elevators and trams, allowing visitors to ascend from the city center to the high mountains in just a few minutes. A daily pass is available at a discounted rate, valid on the entire urban network of the AMT.
For those arriving by car, the main parking garage is the Piazza della Vittoria. Park + bus combinations are available, allowing free use of the AMT public transportation system while parked in the Piazza della Vittoria.
Another valuable offer is the Card Musei, which allows visitors entry to all the museums of the city as well as free use of the AMT public transportation system.