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

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

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

$68 - $103

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Train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Chur to Zürich HB 45-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$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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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 4 h 46 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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The best way to get from Chur to Lugano without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Chur to Lugano, including transfers.

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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 2 h 40 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 170 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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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 156 km. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Chur to Lugano.

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  • Distance: 64.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 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 4 h 46 min.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chur to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 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 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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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