Travel from Amsterdam to Lugano

Bus or train from Amsterdam to Lugano?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam to Lugano once daily. Tickets cost $150 - $240 and the journey takes 6 h 42 min. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, GVB operates a bus from Amsterdam to Lugano every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 15 min. 2 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Amsterdam to Lugano

From Amsterdam Centraal train to Amsterdam airport, fly to Milan Malpensa airport, then bus to Lugano. 5 h 43 min $107. From Amsterdam Centraal train to Amsterdam airport, fly to Milan Linate airport, bus to Milano Centrale, then train to Lugano. 6 h 27 min $137. From Amsterdam Centraal train to Amsterdam airport, fly to Zurich airport, line 2 train to Zuerich Hb, then train to Lugano. 6 h 49 min $172. From Amsterdam Centraal train to Amsterdam airport, fly to Basel airport, line 50 bus to Basel SBB, then train to Lugano. 8 h 4 min $236. From Amsterdam Centraal train to Basel SBB then train to Lugano. 10 h 55 min $363. From Amsterdam, Nieuwmarkt line 51 subway to Amsterdam Amstel, bus to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof, then train to Lugano. 16 h 7 min $193. From Amsterdam, Linnaeusstraat line 41 bus to Amsterdam, bus to Zurich, then bus to Lugano. 20 h 50 min $101. From Amsterdam drive to Lugano. 9 h 27 min $187.