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There are 9 ways to get from Avignon to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train inOui TGV  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

$207 - $288

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Bus Ouibus  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Milan Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione

$44 - $60

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Ec

$118 - $167

Bus Eurolines FR  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon Gare Routière to Milano Lampugnano
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione

$106 - $148

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Avignon to Lugano 406.8 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Marseille, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MRS - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$109 - $316

Train to Lyon, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LYS - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$136 - $280

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$143 - $359

Train to Marseille, fly to Zurich, train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Zurich (ZRH) MRS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$164 - $447

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The cheapest way to get from Avignon to Lugano is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to Lugano is to train and fly and bus which costs 110€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Avignon to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Avignon and arriving at Lugano Stazione via Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Avignon to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Avignon TGV and arriving at Lugano via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Avignon and Lugano is 399 km. The road distance is 650.9 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 8 h 48 min and costs 180€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to get from Avignon to Lugano, including transfers.

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Avignon to Lugano bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Avignon station.

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Avignon to Lugano train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Avignon TGV station.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Lugano is to train which takes 8 h 48 min and costs 180€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 249.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 48 min

What companies run services between Avignon, France and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Avignon to Lugano via Basel SBB in around 8 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Avignon to Lugano via Milan and Milano Lampugnano in around 11 h 44 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Venice
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$35 - $38
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Avignon TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
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 Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $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 Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon Centre to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Avignon to Milan
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Avignon Gare Routière to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Avignon to Lugano bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at Lugano Stazione station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Avignon to Lugano is 651 km. It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to drive from Avignon to Lugano.

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Twin Jet and Hop! offer flights from Marseille Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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