There are 5 ways to get from Chiasso to Lugano by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  20 min

  1. Take the train from Chiasso to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$15 - $27

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Rideshare  •  36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Chiasso to Lugano 17.5 miles

$2

3 alternative options

Line 2 bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the line 2 bus from Chiasso strada (dogana) to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 2 / ...

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chiasso to Lugano 17.2 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Chiasso to Lugano 17.2 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Chiasso to Lugano is to rideshare which costs SFr 2 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiasso to Lugano is to train which costs SFr 15 - SFr 27 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiasso strada (dogana) and arriving at Lugano, Piazzale Besso. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chiasso and arriving at Lugano. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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The distance between Chiasso and Lugano is 20 km. The road distance is 27.5 km.

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The best way to get from Chiasso to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 20 min and costs SFr 15 - SFr 27.

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The train from Chiasso to Lugano takes 20 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Chiasso to Lugano bus services, operated by Malpensa Express Bus, depart from Chiasso strada (dogana) station.

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

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The best way to get from Chiasso to Lugano is to train which takes 20 min and costs SFr 15 - SFr 27. Alternatively, you can line 2 bus, which costs and takes 25 min.

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  • Distance: 12.6 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Chiasso to Lugano hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $27 and the journey takes 20 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Malpensa Express Bus operates a bus from Chiasso to Lugano every 4 hours, and the journey takes 25 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Chiasso strada (dogana) to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Chiasso to Lugano
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Chiasso to Lugano
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Taxi Michel
Phone
+41 91 967 24 24
Grand Taxi Lugano
Phone
+41 79 102 69 30

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