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There are 4 ways to get from Como to Università della Svizzera italiana by bus, train, car or rideshare

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

Bus  •  47 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Lugano

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  55 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Como to Lugano 33.5 km

2 alternative options

Train  •  51 min

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano Re80 / ...

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Como to Università della Svizzera italiana 33.7 km

Como to Università della Svizzera italiana by train and walk

The journey time between Como and Università della Svizzera italiana is around 36 min and covers a distance of around 31 km. The fastest journey normally takes 34 min. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Trenitalia EuroCity, the Como to Università della Svizzera italiana service departs from Como S. Giovanni and arrives in Università della Svizzera italiana. Typically 210 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
36 min
Fastest journey time:
34 min
Journey distance:
31 km
Services per week:
210
Cheapest price:
SFr 16
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:24
Last service departs at:
23:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Como to Università della Svizzera italiana train and walk schedules

Departing Monday, October 25, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Como to Università della Svizzera italiana is to rideshare, which costs €4 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Università della Svizzera italiana is to drive which costs €3 - €6 and takes 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Como and arriving at Lugano. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Como S. Giovanni and arriving at Lugano. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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The distance between Como and Università della Svizzera italiana is 25 km. The road distance is 33.7 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Università della Svizzera italiana without a car is to bus which takes 47 min and costs €30 - €50.

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The bus from Como to Lugano takes 28 min including transfers and departs once a week.

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Como to Università della Svizzera italiana bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Como station.

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Como to Università della Svizzera italiana train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Como S. Giovanni station.

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The best way to get from Como to Università della Svizzera italiana is to bus which takes 47 min and costs €30 - €50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €15 - €50 and takes 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Como to Università della Svizzera italiana.
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  • Distance: 24.5 km
  • Duration: 47 min

What companies run services between Como, Italy and Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland?

Autokar Polska operates a bus from Como to Lugano once a week. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 50 and the journey takes 28 min. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano hourly. Tickets cost SFr 16 - SFr 29 and the journey takes 34 min. Trenitalia EuroCity also services this route 3 times a day.

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
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 29
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Lugano
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 50
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 16 - SFr 22
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Como to Lugano
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Como to Università della Svizzera italiana bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Lugano station.

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Como to Università della Svizzera italiana train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Como to Università della Svizzera italiana is 34 km. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Como to Università della Svizzera italiana.

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There are 539+ hotels available in Università della Svizzera italiana. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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

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