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Duration 1h 18m
Distance 78 km
Average price SFr 45
Frequency 5/week

Trip overview

The train between Milan and Lugano takes 1h 18m. The train runs, on average, 5 times per week from Milan 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

  1. Milano Centrale
  2. Lugano
1h 17m
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SFr 26 - SFr 70

Milan to Lugano train times

Trains run five times a week between Milan and Lugano. The service departs Milan at 19:10 in the evening, which arrives into Lugano at 20:28. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 1h 18m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Milan 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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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Lugano. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 17m.

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The distance between Milan and Lugano is 63 km. The road distance is 78 km.

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

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

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What companies run services between Milan and Lugano?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Milano Centrale to Lugano hourly. Tickets cost SFr 29 - SFr 55 and the journey takes 1h 17m. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily.
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55

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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 70

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70

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