There are 4 ways to get from Erba to Lugano by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Erba Corso XXV Aprile to Como Piazza del Popolo Lc-Le / ...
  2. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 19 - SFr 34

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Bus  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Erba Corso XXV Aprile to Como Piazza del Popolo Lc-Le / ...
  2. Take the bus from Como to Lugano 1524 / ...

SFr 4 - SFr 12

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the train from Merone to Como S.Giovanni R18
  2. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 19 - SFr 33

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Erba to Lugano 47 km

SFr 6 - SFr 9

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The cheapest way to get from Erba to Lugano is to drive which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Erba to Lugano is to drive which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Erba to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Erba Corso XXV Aprile and arriving at Lugano via Como Piazza del Popolo and Como. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Erba to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Erba and arriving at Lugano via Merone and Como S. Giovanni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Erba and Lugano is 30 km. The road distance is 47 km.

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The best way to get from Erba to Lugano without a car is to bus and train which takes 1h 24m and costs 16€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 1h 24m to get from Erba to Lugano, including transfers.

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Erba to Lugano bus services, operated by Lecco Trasporti, depart from Erba Corso XXV Aprile station.

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Erba to Lugano train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Merone station.

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The best way to get from Erba to Lugano is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs 17€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3€ - 11€ and takes 2h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Erba to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 30.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 24m

What companies run services between Erba, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Erba to Lugano via Merone and Como S. Giovanni in around 2h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Erba to Lugano via Como Piazza del Popolo and Como in around 2h 28m.

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
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 55
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 17 - SFr 23
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Bus operators
Lecco Trasporti
Phone
0341.363148
Website
leccotrasporti.it
Bus from Erba Corso XXV Aprile to Como Piazza del Popolo
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 3
Schedules at
leccotrasporti.it
ASF Autolinee srl
Phone
031 247 249
Website
asfautolinee.it
Bus from Erba Corso XXV Aprile to Como Piazza del Popolo
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 1 - SFr 2
Schedules at
asfautolinee.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Lugano
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Como, FS Stazione San Giovanni to Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 1 - SFr 3
Website
RegioJet

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Erba to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lugano station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Erba to Lugano is 47 km. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Erba to Lugano.

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