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Duration 5h 33m
Distance 302.6 km
Average price SFr 210
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Lausanne and Lugano takes 5h 33m and the fastest train takes 4h 36m. The train service runs several times per day from Lausanne to Lugano. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Zürich

  1. Lausanne
  2. Zuerich Hb
  3. Lugano
5h 6m
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SFr 125 - SFr 232

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Want to know about travelling from Lausanne to Lugano? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Lugano via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 6m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Lugano is 188 km. The road distance is 302.6 km.

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Lausanne to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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What companies run services between Lausanne and Lugano?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Lugano via Zürich HB and Zuerich Hb in around 5h 6m.
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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