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Train

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano-Paradiso

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  1. Take the rideshare from Como to Lugano

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  1. Take the night bus from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano-Paradiso

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  1. Drive from Como to Lugano-Paradiso
Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Angola, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Tests performed on days 4 and 7 of quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Angola, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Angola, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Georgia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican with the exception of Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark and Netherlands

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lugano-Paradiso is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lugano-Paradiso is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lugano-Paradiso is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Como to Lugano-Paradiso is to rideshare which costs €4 and takes 1h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Como to Lugano-Paradiso is to drive. Taking this option will cost €3 - €6 and takes 24 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Como S. Giovanni and arriving at Lugano-Paradiso. This bus operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 1h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Como S. Giovanni and arriving at Lugano-Paradiso. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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The distance between Como and Lugano-Paradiso is 23 km. The road distance is 30.9 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Lugano-Paradiso without a car is to train which takes 29 min and costs €15 - €27.

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The train from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano-Paradiso takes 29 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Como to Lugano-Paradiso bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Como S. Giovanni station.

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Como to Lugano-Paradiso train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Como S. Giovanni station.

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Como to Lugano-Paradiso bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Lugano-Paradiso station.

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Map of how to get from Como to Lugano-Paradiso.
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  • Distance: 22.7 km
  • Duration: 29 min

What companies run services between Como, Italy and Lugano-Paradiso, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano-Paradiso hourly. Tickets cost SFr 15 - SFr 28 and the journey takes 29 min. Alternatively, Swiss PostAuto operates a vehicle from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano-Paradiso 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 4 - SFr 6 and the journey takes 1h 16m.

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 Como S. Giovanni to Lugano-Paradiso
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 28
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Night bus from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano-Paradiso
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Como to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 4
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blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Como to Lugano-Paradiso is 31 km. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Como to Lugano-Paradiso.

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There are 550+ hotels available in Lugano-Paradiso. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Como and Lugano-Paradiso. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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