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

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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Bus Domo Reisen  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Lugano - P&R Fornaci

$50 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus Baltour  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano Baltour / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Lugano 421 / ...

$9 - $36

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$45 - $65

Train Trenitalia  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$36 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Genoa to Lugano 135.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Lugano is to bus which costs 8€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Lugano is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genova - Stazione Marittima and arriving at Lugano - P&R Fornaci. Services depart twice a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Genoa to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Genova Piazza Principe and arriving at Lugano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Genoa and Lugano is 179 km. The road distance is 217.1 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Lugano without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 43 min and costs 45€ - 60€.

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The bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Lugano - P&R Fornaci takes 2 h 43 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Genoa to Lugano bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Genova - Stazione Marittima station.

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Genoa to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Genova Piazza Principe station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Lugano is to bus which takes 2 h 43 min and costs 45€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 111.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

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

Domo Reisen operates a bus from Genoa to Lugano twice a week. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Genoa to Lugano via Milano Centrale in around 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
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 Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Lugano - P&R Fornaci
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Genova to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
autostradale.it
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Genoa, Piazza Vittoria to Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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 Milan, Milan to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
elines.cz

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Genoa to Lugano bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Lugano - P&R Fornaci station.

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Genoa to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Lugano is 217 km. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Genoa to Lugano.

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