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Duration 6h 2m
Distance 654 km
Average price 93€
Frequency 11/day

Trip overview

The average train between Lugano and Vatican City takes 6h 2m and the fastest train takes 5h 19m. The train service runs several times per day from Lugano to Vatican City. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Lugano
  2. Milano Centrale Station
  3. Vatican City
5h 35m
Bookable on Rome2rio
57€ - 138€

Lugano to Vatican City train times

Trains run every two hours between Lugano and Vatican City. The service departs Lugano at 20:00 in the evening, which arrives into Vatican City at 10:19. All services require a transfer at Milano Centrale and take an average of 6h 2m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Vatican City. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Roma Termini via Milano Centrale Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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The distance between Lugano and Vatican City is 535 km. The road distance is 654 km.

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

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Lugano to Vatican City train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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There are 20645+ hotels available in Vatican City. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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