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Duration 8h 43m
Distance 837.5 km
Average price SFr 180
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average train between Paris and Lugano takes 8h 43m and the fastest train takes 6h 9m. The train service runs several times per day from Paris 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.


  1. Paris Gare De Lyon
  2. Zuerich Hb
  3. Lugano
6h 27m
SFr 160 - SFr 246

Paris to Lugano train times

Trains run three times a day between Paris Bercy and Lugano. The service departs Paris Bercy at 18:22 in the evening, which arrives into Lugano at 08:31. All services require a transfer at ZUERICH HB and take an average of 8h 43m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Lugano via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 27m.

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The distance between Paris and Lugano is 589 km. The road distance is 837.5 km.

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Paris to Lugano train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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

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There are 1602+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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