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There are 5 ways to get from Crans-Montana to Lugano by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 30 min

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

$76 - $131

Cheapest option

Line 422 bus, train, line 20 train, line 10 train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 422 bus from Montana, Forum d'Ycoor to Sierre, poste/gare 422 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sierre/Siders to Brig 90 / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Domodossola 6 / ...
  4. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART 1-Y / ...
  5. Take the line 20 train from Locarno to Giubiasco 20
  6. Take the line 10 train from Giubiasco to Lugano 10 / ...

$60 - $132

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Visp to Gallarate Ec
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 2 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...

Bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Sion to Lainate - Villoresi
  2. Take the bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Lugano - P&R Fornaci

$104 - $143

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Crans-Montana to Lugano 141 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Crans-Montana to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crans-Montana to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crans-Montana to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Crans-s.-S., poste and arriving at Lugano - P&R Fornaci via Sion and Lainate - Villoresi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Crans-Montana to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Montana Gare and arriving at Lugano via Sierre/Siders, Brig and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Crans-Montana and Lugano is 119 km. The road distance is 225.6 km.

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The best way to get from Crans-Montana to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Crans-Montana to Lugano, including transfers.

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Crans-Montana to Lugano bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Sion station.

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Crans-Montana to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Brig station.

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The best way to get from Crans-Montana to Lugano is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 150 and takes 7 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Crans-Montana to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 74.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Crans-Montana, Switzerland and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Crans-Montana to Lugano via Sierre/Siders SMC, Sierre/Siders, Brig, and Milano Centrale in around 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Crans-Montana to Lugano via Sion, poste/gare, Sion, and Lainate - Villoresi in around 7 h 13 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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Sierre/Siders to Brig
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Visp to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Sierre/Siders to Brig
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

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 Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Montana, Forum d'Ycoor to Sierre, poste/gare
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 2 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Sion to Lainate - Villoresi
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Lugano - P&R Fornaci
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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Crans-Montana to Lugano bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Lugano - P&R Fornaci station.

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Crans-Montana to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Crans-Montana to Lugano is 226 km. It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to drive from Crans-Montana to Lugano.

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