There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Ticino by train, bus, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Zürich HB  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$136 - $245

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Bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Santhià, Santhià 472 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santhià, Santhià to Lugano 470

$23 - $38

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Train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Domodossola Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART Express / ...

$97 - $171

Night train, bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the night train from Geneve to Domodossola Ec
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...

$99 - $143

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lugano 235.6 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso

$48 - $250

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Ticino. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Lugano, Ponte Madonnetta via Santhià, Santhià and Lugano, Resega. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Ticino. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Lugano via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between Geneva and Ticino is 201 km. The road distance is 376.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Ticino without a car is to train which takes 6 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Geneva to Ticino, including transfers.

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Geneva to Ticino bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Ticino train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Ticino is to train which takes 6 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Ticino.
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  • Distance: 125.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Ticino, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Geneva to Lugano via Zürich HB in around 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Lugano via Santhià, Santhià , Lugano, and Lugano, Resega in around 7 h 58 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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 Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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
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
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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 Geneva to Santhià, Santhià
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Santhià, Santhià to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Geneva to Ticino train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Locarno FART station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Ticino is 377 km. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from Geneva to Ticino.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 746+ hotels available in Ticino. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs .

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