There are 5 ways to get from Bolzano to Lugano by train, bus or car

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 via Milano Centrale  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Ec

$34 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Bozen to Bergamo, Bergamo 407 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo, Bergamo to Lugano 401 / ...

$21 - $36

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Lugano Ec

$39 - $71

Bus Alto Adige Bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Bolzano to Milano Malpensa Airport
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...

$92 - $123

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Bolzano to Lugano 216.9 miles

$50 - $80

What companies run services between Bolzano, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bolzano to Lugano via Verona Porta Nuova and Milano Centrale in around 5 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bolzano to Lugano via Milano Malpensa Airport and Milan Airport Malpensa 1 in around 6 h 22 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano/Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bozen to Bergamo, Bergamo
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bergamo, Bergamo to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bolzano and Lugano is 191 km. The road distance is 347 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bolzano to Lugano is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 7 h.

The quickest way to get from Bolzano to Lugano is to drive which takes 3 h 23 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

No, there is no direct train from Bolzano to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Bolzano and arriving at Lugano via Verona Porta Nuova and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Bolzano to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Bolzano and arriving at Lugano, Piazzale Besso via Milan Airport Malpensa 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Bolzano to Lugano, including transfers.