Duration 5h 44m
Distance 760 km
Average price SFr 180
Possible routes 12 found

Cologne to Lugano

Rome2rio has found 12 ways to get from Cologne to Lugano by train, car, bus and flight. We recommend taking the train from Koeln Hbf to Basel Sbb and then taking the train from Basel SBB to Lugano, which takes around 7h 57m.
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Train

  1. Koeln Hbf
  2. Basel SBB
  3. Lugano
7h 57m
SFr 126 - SFr 285
Alternative routes

Train, night train

  1. Köln Dasselstr./Bf Süd
  2. Mainz Hbf
  3. Mannheim Hbf
  4. Zürich HB
  5. Lugano
12h
SFr 131 - SFr 249

Car train, drive

  1. Köln
  2. St. Anton am Arlberg
  3. Lugano
15h 21m
SFr 147 - SFr 184

Bus

  1. Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
  2. Lugano
15h 43m
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Cheapest
SFr 50 - SFr 80

Drive

  1. Cologne
  2. Lugano
7h 7m
SFr 95 - SFr 150

Fly Cologne Bonn to Lugano

  1. Cologne Bonn
  2. Lugano
5h 46m
SFr 99 - SFr 426

Fly Cologne Bonn to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Cologne Bonn
  2. Malpensa Aeroporto T1
  3. Lugano
Fastest
5h 44m
SFr 76 - SFr 306

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Köln Hbf
  2. Dusseldorf
  3. Malpensa Aeroporto T1
  4. Lugano
6h 19m
SFr 83 - SFr 317

Fly Cologne Bonn to Milan Bergamo, train

  1. Cologne Bonn
  2. Milano Centrale
  3. Lugano
6h 7m
SFr 55 - SFr 234

Fly Cologne Bonn to Zurich, train

  1. Cologne Bonn
  2. Zürich HB
  3. Lugano
6h 19m
SFr 102 - SFr 318

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Frankfurt
  3. Malpensa Aeroporto T1
  4. Lugano
5h 59m
SFr 132 - SFr 384

Fly Cologne Bonn to Milan Linate, train

  1. Cologne Bonn
  2. Milano Centrale
  3. Lugano
6h
SFr 102 - SFr 459

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Cologne to Lugano? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Lugano is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 15h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Lugano is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 280€ and takes 5h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Lugano via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 57m.

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The distance between Cologne and Lugano is 567 km. The road distance is 760 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 7h 57m and costs 110€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 7h 57m to get from Cologne to Lugano, including transfers.

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Cologne to Lugano train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Lugano is to train which takes 7h 57m and costs 110€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 15h 43m, you could also fly, which costs 90€ - 390€ and takes 5h 46m.

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There is no direct flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Lugano Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Lugano is 760 km. It takes approximately 7h 7m to drive from Cologne to Lugano.

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Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 4493+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 76 per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 3€ - 17€.

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How to travel from Cologne to Lugano

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from Cologne to Lugano right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between Cologne and Lugano?

You can take a train from Cologne to Lugano via Basel Sbb and Basel SBB in around 7h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Lugano 6 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 45 - SFr 55 and the journey takes 12h 50m.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 1000
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 390
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 330
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 490 - SFr 1500
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 700
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 240
Train operators
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Bus operators
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 55

Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino bordering Italy. It has a population of 71,500, and an urban agglomeration over 145,000. The 9th largest Swiss city, it is the largest in Ticino and largest with an Italian speaking majority outside Italy. - Wikipedia

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