There are 7 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lugano by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Lugano  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$74 - $227

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich, Zurich Airport to Lugano K188

$23 - $40

5 alternative options

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$95 - $282

Train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$63 - $129

Line 24 train, train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 24 train from Zürich Flughafen to Zug 24 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zug to Lugano 2 / ...

$69 - $129

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Lugano

$27 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lugano 140.9 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lugano is to fly which takes 1 h 24 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 230.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Lugano is 163 km. The road distance is 225 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lugano, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich, Zurich Airport and arriving at Lugano. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Lugano via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Lugano, Switzerland?

Swiss flies from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lugano 4 times a day. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lugano hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Zug
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zug to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich, Zurich Airport to Lugano
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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