There are 11 ways to get from Gothenburg to Lugano by plane, train, car, car train, car ferry or bus

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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Fly to Lugano  •  8h 35m

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Lugano (LUG) GOT - LUG

SFr 127 - SFr 496

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7h 16m

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) GOT - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 86 - SFr 324

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 8m

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GOT - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 114 - SFr 406

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Zurich (ZRH) GOT - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

SFr 135 - SFr 388

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8h 29m

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Milan Linate (LIN) GOT - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 120 - SFr 299

Train  •  20h 33m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  2. Take the train from Koebenhavn H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano Ec / ...

SFr 214 - SFr 448

Drive, car train  •  24h 52m

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Hamburg
  2. Take the car train from Hamburg to St. Anton am Arlberg
  3. Drive from St. Anton am Arlberg to Lugano

SFr 208 - SFr 351

Car ferry, train  •  27h 13m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
  2. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano Ec / ...

SFr 293 - SFr 428

Bus  •  29h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Gothenburg to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 173
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Luzern N33
  3. Take the bus from Luzern to Lugano 437 / ...

SFr 96 - SFr 121

Bus via Prague  •  32h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Gothenburg Central Bus Station Nils Ericson to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station Stockholm - Bucuresti
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Lugano

SFr 145 - SFr 179

Drive  •  17h 6m

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Lugano 1819.4 km

SFr 250 - SFr 370

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The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Lugano is to bus which costs 900 kr - 1200 kr and takes 29h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Lugano is to fly and train which costs 800 kr - 3200 kr and takes 7h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gothenburg to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Gothenburg and arriving at Lugano via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB and Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gothenburg station to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Göteborg Centralstation and arriving at Lugano via Koebenhavn H, Hamburg Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 33m.

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The distance between Gothenburg and Lugano is 1317 km. The road distance is 1819.4 km.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 20h 33m and costs 2000 kr - 4400 kr.

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It takes approximately 8h 35m to get from Gothenburg to Lugano, including transfers.

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Gothenburg to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Gothenburg station.

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Gothenburg to Lugano train services, operated by Öresundståg, depart from Göteborg Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Lugano is to fly which takes 8h 35m and costs 1200 kr - 4900 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 2000 kr - 4400 kr and takes 20h 33m, you could also bus, which costs 900 kr - 1200 kr and takes 29h 40m.

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  • Distance: 1316.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 35m

What companies run services between Gothenburg, Sweden and Lugano, Switzerland?

Swiss, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Gothenburg to Lugano hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gothenburg to Lugano via København H, Koebenhavn H, Hamburg Hbf, Zuerich Hb, and Zürich HB in around 20h 33m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 900
Flights from Gothenburg to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 850
Flights from Gothenburg to Lugano via Dusseldorf, Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 470
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 900
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 900
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 800
Flights from Gothenburg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 800
Flights from Gothenburg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 800
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 310 - SFr 900
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 550
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 550
Flights from Gothenburg to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Gothenburg to Zurich via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Linate via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 1100
Flights from Gothenburg to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 700
Flights from Gothenburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 600
Flights from Gothenburg to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 420
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 900
Flights from Gothenburg to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 700
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 210
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Bergamo via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 290
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 1100
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 290
Flights from Gothenburg to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 270
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 800
Flights from Gothenburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 430
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Bergamo via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 500
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 280 - SFr 950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 750
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
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)
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Öresundståg
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Koebenhavn H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 230
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kiel Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 260
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Hamburg to St. Anton am Arlberg
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
SFr 65
Motorcycle
SFr 109
Vehicle
SFr 120
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Gothenburg to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Gothenburg Central Bus Station Nils Ericson to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 120
Website
Comati PSG
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Lugano
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Schedules at
elines.cz
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 58
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
SFr 58
Small Car
SFr 58

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There is no direct flight from Gothenburg Airport to Lugano Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gothenburg to Lugano is 1819 km. It takes approximately 17h 6m to drive from Gothenburg to Lugano.

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Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Gothenburg Airport to Lugano Airport.

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Book your Gothenburg to Lugano bus tickets online with FlixBus, FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 4512+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 77 per night.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Gothenburg Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 65 kr - 80 kr.

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