There are 11 ways to get from Bruges to Lugano by train, plane, bus, night 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.

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Train to Brussels, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRU - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$61 - $224

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Train to Brussels, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Linate (LIN) BRU - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$86 - $300

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$152 - $426

Train to Charleroi, fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CRL - BGY
  3. Take the train from Monza to Lugano

$70 - $237

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP
  4. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$113 - $320

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Milan Linate  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Milan Linate (LIN) AMS - LIN
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$129 - $356

Bus, train  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille 757
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

$225 - $330

Train  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

$291 - $461

Train, bus, night train  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich
  3. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$127 - $206

Bus  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels, Brussels-North station 819
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Milan, Milan
  3. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione

$77 - $124

Drive  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Lugano 572 miles

$110 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Lugano is to train and fly and bus which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Lugano is to train and fly and bus which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 6 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein and arriving at Lugano Stazione via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Brugge and arriving at Lugano via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 42 min.

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The distance between Bruges and Lugano is 715 km. The road distance is 915.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Lugano without a car is to bus and train which takes 11 h 37 min and costs 190€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from Bruges to Lugano, including transfers.

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Bruges to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein station.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 446.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bruges to Lugano via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 11 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bruges to Lugano via Brussels, Brussels-North station, Milan, Milan, and Milano Lampugnano in around 18 h 24 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Flights from Charleroi to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $250
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brugge to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$24 - $27
1st Class
$34 - $38
Train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Brugge to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Brugge to Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $25
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$39
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 Monza to Lugano
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$24 - $26
First
$35
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
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 - $45
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
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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