There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Train TGV  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$211 - $276

Cheapest option

Train to Marseille, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Milan Linate (LIN) MRS - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$98 - $422

6 alternative options

Bus via Grenoble - Bus station  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon City Center to Grenoble - Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Torino - Porta Susa
  3. Take the bus from Torino Bolzano to Milan Malpensa Airport 020
  4. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 2 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...

Train SNCF  •  11 h 37 min

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

$101 - $175

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

$114 - $157

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Avignon to Lugano 406.8 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Marseille, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 2 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

$113 - $319

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

$141 - $285

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

You can take a train from Avignon to Lugano via Mulhouse Ville and Zürich HB in around 9 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Avignon to Lugano via Grenoble - Bus station, Torino - Porta Susa, Torino Bolzano, Milan Malpensa Airport, and Milan Airport Malpensa 2 in around 10 h 36 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 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 Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 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 Marseille to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $250
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $26
1st Class
$29 - $50
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF
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
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Avignon City Center to Grenoble - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Torino - Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 2 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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
$90 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Avignon to Lugano?

The distance between Avignon and Lugano is 399 km. The road distance is 651 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Avignon to Lugano?

The cheapest way to get from Avignon to Lugano is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Avignon to Lugano?

The quickest way to get from Avignon to Lugano is to train and fly and bus which takes 5 h 46 min and costs 110€ - 240€.

Is there a direct train between Avignon and Lugano?

No, there is no direct train from Avignon to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Avignon TGV and arriving at Lugano via Mulhouse Ville and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

Is there a direct bus between Avignon and Lugano?

No, there is no direct bus from Avignon to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Avignon City Center and arriving at Lugano, Piazzale Besso via Grenoble - Bus station, Torino Bolzano and Milan Airport Malpensa 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 36 min.

How long does it take to get from Avignon to Lugano?

It takes approximately 9 h 5 min to get from Avignon to Lugano, including transfers.