There are 9 ways to get from Carcassonne to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Lyon  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 183 - SFr 298

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Bus via Montpellier  •  15h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Montpellier 718
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Novara, Novara 740
  3. Take the bus from Novara, Novara to Lugano 470

SFr 51 - SFr 65

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Train  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Marseille St Charles
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 148 - SFr 240

Bus  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Genoa BlaBlaBus
  2. Take the bus from Genoa Marittima to Lugano Savona-Genua-Bern

SFr 93 - SFr 131

Drive  •  8h 23m

  1. Drive from Carcassonne to Lugano 867.7 km

SFr 110 - SFr 170

Train to Toulouse, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) TLS - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 96 - SFr 319

Train to Barcelona, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 136 - SFr 331

Train to Marseille, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Marseille St Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MRS - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 170 - SFr 434

Train to Barcelona, fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BCN - BGY
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 127 - SFr 379

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The cheapest way to get from Carcassonne to Lugano is to bus via Montpellier which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 15h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Carcassonne to Lugano is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 290€ and takes 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carcassonne to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Lugano via Genoa Marittima. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Carcassonne to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Lugano via Lyon Part Dieu, Torino Porta Susa and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 54m.

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The distance between Carcassonne and Lugano is 608 km. The road distance is 867.7 km.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Lugano without a car is to train via Lyon which takes 10h 54m and costs 160€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 10h 54m to get from Carcassonne to Lugano, including transfers.

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

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Carcassonne to Lugano train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Carcassonne station.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Lugano is to train via Lyon which takes 10h 54m and costs 160€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 15h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Carcassonne to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 608.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 54m

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

You can take a train from Carcassonne to Lugano via Lyon Part Dieu, Torino Porta Susa, and Milano Centrale in around 10h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carcassonne to Lugano via Genoa and Genoa Marittima in around 15h 20m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 260
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 260
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 340
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Toulouse to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Toulouse to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 500
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 470 - SFr 3300
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 750
Train operators
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Carcassonne to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 100
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 75
Train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 33
Train from Carcassonne to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 75
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 22
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Base 2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 23
Base 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 34
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Carcassonne to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 50 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 80 - SFr 95
Train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 16 - SFr 19
1st Class
SFr 25 - SFr 28
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Website
Thello
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Carcassonne to Genoa
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Website
alsa.com
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Genoa Marittima to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Website
ExpressBus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Carcassonne to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Montpellier to Novara, Novara
Ave. Duration
10h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Novara, Novara to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Toulouse Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Carcassonne to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lugano station.

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Carcassonne to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carcassonne to Lugano is 868 km. It takes approximately 8h 23m to drive from Carcassonne to Lugano.

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easyJet and Air France offer flights from Toulouse Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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Book your Carcassonne to Lugano bus tickets online with FlixBus, FlixBus and FlixBus.

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