There are 4 ways to get from Brig to Lugano by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$64 - $83

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Train, line 20 train, line 10 train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Brig to Domodossola 5-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART 1-Y / ...
  3. Take the line 20 train from Locarno to Giubiasco 20
  4. Take the line 10 train from Giubiasco to Lugano 10 / ...

$48 - $87

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto 122-Y / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...

$74 - $115

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Brig to Lugano 109 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Brig to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brig to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brig to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Brig and arriving at Lugano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Brig and Lugano is 82 km. The road distance is 174.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brig to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 3 h 46 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Brig to Lugano, including transfers.

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Brig to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Brig station.

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The best way to get from Brig to Lugano is to train which takes 3 h 46 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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Brig to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brig to Lugano is 174 km. It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to drive from Brig to Lugano.

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Map of how to get from Brig to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 51.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Brig to Lugano via Milano Centrale in around 3 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brig to Lugano via Domodossola, Domodossola, Stazione, Malpensa, aeroporto, and Milan Airport Malpensa 1 in around 4 h 33 min.

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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$27 - $29
First
$39
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

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 Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
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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