There are 5 ways to get from Gais to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Arth-Goldau 2-Y
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano 12-Y / ...

SFr 45 - SFr 85

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Bus  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani RegioJet

SFr 10 - SFr 13

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Drive  •  2h 44m

  1. Drive from Gais to Lugano 235.3 km

SFr 30 - SFr 45

Train, fly to Lugano  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

SFr 100 - SFr 280

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 137 - SFr 380

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The cheapest way to get from Gais to Lugano is to bus which costs SFr 10 - SFr 13 and takes 5h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Gais to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 2h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gais to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Gais and arriving at Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani via St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gais to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Gais and arriving at Lugano via St. Gallen and Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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The distance between Gais and Lugano is 155 km. The road distance is 235.3 km.

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The best way to get from Gais to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 85.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Gais to Lugano, including transfers.

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Gais to Lugano bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse station.

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Gais to Lugano train services, operated by Südostbahn, depart from St. Gallen station.

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The best way to get from Gais to Lugano is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 10 - SFr 13 and takes 5h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Gais to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 155 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Gais, Switzerland and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Gais to Lugano via St. Gallen AB, St. Gallen, and Arth-Goldau in around 4h 20m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Gais to Lugano once a week. Tickets cost SFr 10 - SFr 13 and the journey takes 4h 5m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 700
Train operators
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St. Gallen to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Zuerich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Zuerich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
RegioJet

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

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Gais to Lugano bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gais to Lugano is 235 km. It takes approximately 2h 44m to drive from Gais to Lugano.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 4503+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 76 per night.

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