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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Milano Centrale Ic
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$43 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia to Milan, Milan 500
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione

$39 - $61

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Lugano 196.9 miles

$45 - $70

What companies run services between Cinque Terre, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Lugano via Levanto and Milano Centrale in around 6 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cinque Terre to Lugano via La Spezia Centrale, La Spezia - Stazione FS, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia, Milan, Milan, and Milano Lampugnano in around 7 h 49 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from La Spezia to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cinque Terre and Lugano is 218 km. The road distance is 315 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cinque Terre to Lugano is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to Lugano is to drive which takes 3 h 37 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

No, there is no direct train from Cinque Terre to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Corniglia and arriving at Lugano via Levanto and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Cinque Terre to Lugano, including transfers.