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There are 7 ways to get from Friedrichshafen to Lugano by train, ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Singen(Hohentwiel) Ire / ...
  2. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$100 - $185

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Friedrichshafen to Zurich 006
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lugano K188 / ...

$17 - $38

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Ferry, train  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
  2. Take the train from Romanshorn to Zürich HB 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$90 - $169

Ferry, bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai 167-Y
  2. Take the bus from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani RegioJet

$24 - $53

Drive  •  3h 10m

  1. Drive from Friedrichshafen to Lugano 173.1 miles

$35 - $55

Ferry, train, fly to Lugano  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
  2. Take the train from Romanshorn to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$113 - $296

Ferry, train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
  2. Take the train from Romanshorn to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP

$133 - $379

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The cheapest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Lugano is to bus which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Lugano is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Friedrichshafen to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Friedrichshafen and arriving at Lugano via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Friedrichshafen to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Friedrichshafen Stadt and arriving at Lugano via Singen(Hohentwiel) and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 14m.

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The distance between Friedrichshafen and Lugano is 187 km. The road distance is 277 km.

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The best way to get from Friedrichshafen to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs 85€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Friedrichshafen to Lugano, including transfers.

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Friedrichshafen to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Friedrichshafen station.

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Friedrichshafen to Lugano train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Friedrichshafen Stadt station.

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The best way to get from Friedrichshafen to Lugano is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs 85€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 7h 15m.

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  • Distance: 117 miles
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Friedrichshafen, Germany and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Friedrichshafen to Lugano via Singen(Hohentwiel) and Zürich HB in around 5h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Friedrichshafen to Lugano via Zurich in around 7h 15m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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 Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Romanshorn to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Romanshorn to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
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 Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Friedrichshafen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
bsb.de

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Friedrichshafen to Lugano is 277 km. It takes approximately 3h 10m to drive from Friedrichshafen to Lugano.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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