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There are 3 ways to get from Montreux to Lugano by train or car

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Train via Milano Centrale  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Montreux to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$89 - $126

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Train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Montreux to Domodossola Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART Express / ...

$75 - $131

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Montreux to Lugano 233.7 miles

$45 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Montreux to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montreux to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Montreux to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Montreux and arriving at Lugano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Montreux and Lugano is 164 km. The road distance is 374 km.

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The best way to get from Montreux to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Montreux to Lugano, including transfers.

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

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Montreux to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreux to Lugano is 374 km. It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to drive from Montreux to Lugano.

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  • Distance: 102.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Montreux, Switzerland and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Montreux to Lugano via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 3 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Montreux to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Montreux to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Montreux to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$38
Train from Montreux to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

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 Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com

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