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

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Ic / ...
  2. Eurocity / ...

$36 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Ouibus / ...

$27 - $42

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 2 min

$30 - $45

Bus Autoticino  •  4 h 45 min

  1. 1 / ...

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. 135.7 miles

$30 - $50

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 47 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.

Train operators
Bus operators
Eurolines IT
Phone
+39 0861 199 1900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
eurolines.it
Bus from Genova Principe FS Acquaverde to Lugano Stazione
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
eurolines.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
eurolines.it
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Genoa and Lugano is 179 km. The road distance is 217 km.

The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Lugano is to bus which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 4 h 14 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Genoa to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Genova Brignole and arriving at Lugano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genova Principe FS Acquaverde and arriving at Lugano Stazione. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Genoa to Lugano, including transfers.