There are 3 ways to get from Chur to Lugano by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 44 min

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

$68 - $103

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Chur to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$90 - $166

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Chur to Lugano 97.5 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Chur to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 20 - SFr 30 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chur to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 20 - SFr 30 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The distance between Chur and Lugano is 103 km. The road distance is 156.1 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Chur to Lugano, including transfers.

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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 Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The best way to get from Chur to Lugano without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 44 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 110.

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Map of how to get from Chur to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 64.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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

Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Chur to Lugano every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chur to Lugano via Zürich HB in around 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chur to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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