Directions from Amsterdam to Lugano

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Recommended option

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. AMS - MXP

$63 - $263

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 42 min

  1. 401

$59 - $97

8 alternative options

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. AMS - LIN

$78 - $316

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. AMS - ZRH

$110 - $405

Fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. AMS - BSL

$125 - $365

Fly to Turin, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. AMS - TRN

$110 - $380

Train via Paris Nord  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Tha
  2. Tgv / ...
  3. 3 / ...
  4. 2 / ...

$330 - $500

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Ice
  2. 21 / ...

$226 - $371

Bus, train  •  18 h 38 min

  1. 2 / ...

$133 - $198

Drive  •  9 h 27 min

  1. 631.9 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The distance between Amsterdam and Lugano is 767 km. The road distance is 1011 km.

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lugano is to bus which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 16 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lugano is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 50€ - 230€.

No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Lugano via Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 28 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Lugano via Basel City Center and Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 42 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Amsterdam to Lugano, including transfers.

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lugano via Paris Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 11 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Lugano via Basel, Basel central station, Basel City Center, and Zurich in around 16 h 42 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
orario.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
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
SNCF
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch

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