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There are 7 ways to get from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Re / ...

SFr 65 - SFr 158

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Bus  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Milan, Milan N528
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Lugano

SFr 53 - SFr 77

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Train via Agno  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Centrale 9948 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Re / ...

SFr 62 - SFr 138

Night bus, train  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the night bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Milano - Autostazione San Donato Baltour
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Re / ...

SFr 56 - SFr 95

Drive  •  3h 46m

  1. Drive from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) 379.8 km

SFr 50 - SFr 75

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Milan Linate (LIN) FLR - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 144 - SFr 360

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FLR - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 108 - SFr 347

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lugano Airport (LUG) is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lugano Airport (LUG) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lugano Airport (LUG) is 2 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: 28 Feb 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG). However, there are services departing from Florence, Florence and arriving at Muzzano, Paese via Milan and Lugano, Stazione Piazza Besso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG). However, there are services departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Serocca via Milano Centrale and Lugano FLP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 57m.

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The distance between Florence and Lugano Airport (LUG) is 308 km. The road distance is 379.8 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) without a car is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs 55€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG), including transfers.

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Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Florence, Florence station.

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Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.M.N. station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs 55€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 6h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG).
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  • Distance: 308.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Lugano Airport (LUG), Switzerland?

You can take a train from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) via Milano Centrale, Lugano, and Lugano FLP in around 3h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) via Milan, Lugano, and Lugano, Stazione Piazza Besso in around 6h 58m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 320
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 320
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Rome, Palermo
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 320
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 300 - SFr 700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 850
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 330
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 420 - SFr 1300
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 280 - SFr 700
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 320 - SFr 1300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 1100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 340 - SFr 1100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 330
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 300 - SFr 700
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Base Standard
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Base Premium
SFr 60 - SFr 90
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 70
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Smart Low Cost
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Smart Flex
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Milan to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Night bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Milano - Autostazione San Donato
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Website
Baltour

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Lugano station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG) is 380 km. It takes approximately 3h 46m to drive from Florence to Lugano Airport (LUG).

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KLM, Luxair, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 1238+ hotels available in Lugano Airport (LUG). Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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