There are 4 ways to get from Ascona to Lugano by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Line 1 bus, line 20 train, line 10 train  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Ascona, Posta to Locarno, Piazza Stazione 1 / ...
  2. Take the line 20 train from Locarno to Giubiasco 20
  3. Take the line 10 train from Giubiasco to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 21 - SFr 40

Cheapest option

Line 311 bus, train  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the line 311 bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione 311
  2. Take the train from Bellinzona to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 19 - SFr 34

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ascona to Lugano 42.5 km

SFr 210 - SFr 260

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Ascona to Lugano 42.5 km

SFr 5 - SFr 8

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The cheapest way to get from Ascona to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 5 - SFr 8 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ascona to Lugano is to taxi which costs SFr 210 - SFr 260 and takes 36 min.

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The distance between Ascona and Lugano is 22 km. The road distance is 42.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ascona to Lugano without a car is to line 1 bus and line 20 train and line 10 train which takes 1h 38m and costs SFr 21 - SFr 40.

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It takes approximately 1h 38m to get from Ascona to Lugano, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ascona to Lugano is 42 km. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Ascona to Lugano.

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There are 4512+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 76 per night.

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Map of how to get from Ascona to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 21.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 38m

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

There is no direct connection from Ascona to Lugano. However, you can take the line 1 bus to Locarno, Piazza Stazione, take the walk to Locarno, take the line 20 train to Giubiasco, then take the line 10 train to Lugano. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ascona to Lugano via Locarno, Via della Pace, Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione, and Bellinzona in around 1h 54m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 23
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Giubiasco to Lugano
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 14
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellinzona to Lugano
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 29
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bellinzona to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Ascona, Posta to Locarno, Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 1 - SFr 2
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
Taxi from Ascona to Lugano
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 260
Taxi Michel
Phone
+41 91 967 24 24
Grand Taxi Lugano
Phone
+41 79 102 69 30

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