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

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Bus  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Chur, Chur PostAutostation to Lugano 076

SFr 11 - SFr 14

3 alternative options

Bus via Bellinzona  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione 171

SFr 26 - SFr 43

Train  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Chur to Pfäffikon SZ
  2. Take the train from Pfäffikon SZ to Arth-Goldau 2-Y / ...
  3. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano Ec / ...

Drive  •  1h 55m

  1. Drive from Chur to Lugano 154.7 km

SFr 20 - SFr 29

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The cheapest way to get from Chur to Lugano is to bus which costs SFr 11 - SFr 14 and takes 2h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Chur to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 20 - SFr 29 and takes 1h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chur, Chur PostAutostation station and arriving at Lugano. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chur to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Chur and arriving at Lugano via Pfäffikon SZ and Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Chur and Lugano is 103 km. The road distance is 154.7 km.

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The best way to get from Chur to Lugano without a car is to bus which takes 2h 10m and costs SFr 11 - SFr 14.

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The bus from Chur, Chur PostAutostation to Lugano takes 2h 10m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Chur to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chur, Chur PostAutostation.

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

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The best way to get from Chur to Lugano is to bus which takes 2h 10m and costs SFr 11 - SFr 14. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Chur to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 103.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 10m

What companies run services between Chur, Grisons, Switzerland and Lugano, Switzerland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Chur to Lugano 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 11 - SFr 14 and the journey takes 2h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chur to Lugano via Pfäffikon SZ and Arth-Goldau in around 3h 40m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chur to Pfäffikon SZ
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Pfäffikon SZ to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Chur, Chur PostAutostation to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 14
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chur to Lugano is 155 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Chur to Lugano.

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