There are 11 ways to get from Bordeaux to Lugano by plane, bus, train 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

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BOD - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$63 - $200

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BOD - BGY
  2. Take the train from Monza to Lugano

$53 - $1,362

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Zurich (ZRH) BOD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$185 - $472

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Milan Linate (LIN) BOD - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$104 - $283

Fly to Basel, train  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Basel (BSL) BOD - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano

$130 - $397

Train via Paris Montparnasse  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$309 - $390

Train  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

$305 - $411

Train via Colmar  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Colmar Tgv
  3. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

$311 - $421

Bus Eurolines CH  •  19 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Lugano

$107 - $139

Bus Eurolines FR  •  23 h 46 min

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

$88 - $192

Drive  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Lugano 655 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Lugano is to fly and bus which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Lugano is to fly and bus which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Gambetta Mériadeck and arriving at Lugano Stazione via Bordeaux and Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Lugano via Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Lugano is 755 km. The road distance is 1048 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 10 h 41 min and costs 260€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Bordeaux to Lugano, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Lugano bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bordeaux station.

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Bordeaux to Lugano train services, operated by TGV, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Lugano is to train which takes 10 h 41 min and costs 260€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 120€ and takes 19 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 472.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Lugano via Paris Montparnasse, Gare Montparnasse, Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Zürich HB in around 10 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bordeaux to Lugano via Zurich, Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen, and Zürich in around 19 h 44 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $440
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Bordeaux to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $900
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$17 - $110
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
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
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
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 Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
orario.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 Monza to Lugano
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $220
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $220
1st Class
$250 - $380
Train from Paris Est to Colmar
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $200
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 Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Colmar to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bordeaux to Zurich
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
Eurolines IT
Phone
+39 0861 199 1900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
eurolines.it
Bus from Bordeaux to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Schedules at
eurolines.it

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