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

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Train  •  28 min

  1. Take the train from Chiasso to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 15 - SFr 27

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Bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiasso to Lugano 18-Y

SFr 1 - SFr 2

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Chiasso to Lugano 28 km

SFr 2

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chiasso to Lugano 27.6 km

SFr 140 - SFr 180

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Chiasso to Lugano 27.6 km

SFr 3 - SFr 5

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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 taxi which costs SFr 140 - SFr 180 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiasso and arriving at Lugano. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chiasso and arriving at Lugano. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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The distance between Chiasso and Lugano is 20 km. The road distance is 27.6 km.

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The best way to get from Chiasso to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 28 min and costs SFr 15 - SFr 27.

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The train from Chiasso to Lugano takes 28 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Chiasso to Lugano bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, depart from Chiasso 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 28 min and costs SFr 15 - SFr 27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 1 - SFr 2 and takes 35 min.

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  • Distance: 20.1 km
  • Duration: 28 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Chiasso to Lugano every 20 minutes. Tickets cost SFr 15 - SFr 27 and the journey takes 28 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Gruppo Di Maio operates a bus from Chiasso to Lugano 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 1 - SFr 2 and the journey takes 35 min. Swiss PostAuto also services this route 3 times a week.

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.

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Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chiasso to Lugano
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 27
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 Chiasso to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 50
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 15 - SFr 21
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Bus operators
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Chiasso to Lugano
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 1 - SFr 2
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Chiasso to Lugano
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Chiasso to Lugano
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 180
Taxi Michel
Phone
+41 91 967 24 24
Grand Taxi Lugano
Phone
+41 79 102 69 30

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Chiasso to Lugano bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, arrive at Lugano station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiasso to Lugano is 28 km. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Chiasso to Lugano.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Chiasso and Lugano. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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