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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 21 min

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

$45 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus Eurolines IT  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova Principe FS Acquaverde to Lugano Stazione

$30 - $45

3 alternative options

Train Trenitalia  •  3 h 54 min

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

$36 - $68

Bus Autoticino  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza della Vittoria to Malpensa Airport - Terminal 2
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 2 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...

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 26€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Lugano is to drive which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genova Principe FS Acquaverde and arriving at Lugano Stazione. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 2 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 21 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 train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Genoa to Lugano, including transfers.

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Genoa to Lugano bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, depart from Genova Principe FS Acquaverde 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 train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 111.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from Genoa to Lugano via Milano Centrale in around 3 h 21 min. Alternatively, Eurolines IT operates a bus from Genoa to Lugano once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 2 min. Domo Reisen also services this route twice a week.

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
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
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
$55 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Autoticino
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
autoticino.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza della Vittoria to Malpensa Airport - Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Schedules at
autoticino.com
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 2 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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