There are 7 ways to get from Bern 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  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$91 - $167

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Berne to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Lugano

$29 - $47

5 alternative options

Train via Luzern  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Bern to Luzern 15
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...

$84 - $154

Train, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Wolhusen 89-Y
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Lugano K188

$63 - $91

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Lugano 179 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly to Lugano  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$118 - $306

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$135 - $366

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Lugano is to bus which costs SFr 28 - SFr 50 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The distance between Bern and Lugano is 156 km. The road distance is 286.3 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Bern to Lugano, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Lugano via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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

You can take a train from Bern to Lugano via Zürich HB in around 3 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Lugano via Zurich, Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen, and Zürich in around 5 h 17 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Wolhusen
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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