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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 58 min

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

$61 - $92

Cheapest option

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 / ...

$47 - $84

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 / ...

$72 - $109

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 22 - 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 takes 2 h 44 min and costs SFr 22 - SFr 35.

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The distance between Brig and Lugano is 82 km. The road distance is 174 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Brig to Lugano, including transfers.

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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 58 min.

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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 58 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)
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
$17 - $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
$21 - $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 - $24
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
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
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 - $55
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
$9 - $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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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