There are 8 ways to get from Stuttgart to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB Ic
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$117 - $196

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Bus  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Lugano 124

$32 - $53

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Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Lugano 269.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Stuttgart to Zurich, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$122 - $335

Train to Zurich, fly to Lugano  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$142 - $334

Fly Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 27 min

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

$53 - $173

Train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$159 - $394

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FRA - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$137 - $326

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Ruhbank and arriving at Lugano via Plieningen Seemühlenweg and Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Lugano via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Lugano is 309 km. The road distance is 431.1 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 6 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Stuttgart to Lugano, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport station.

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Stuttgart to Lugano train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Lugano is to train which takes 6 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Stuttgart to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lugano station.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 192.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

What companies run services between Stuttgart, Germany and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Lugano via Zürich HB in around 6 h 10 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Stuttgart to Lugano once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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 Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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 Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Lugano
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Lugano is 431 km. It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to drive from Stuttgart to Lugano.

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Swiss offers flights from Stuttgart Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 3606+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs .

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