There are 9 ways to get from Grenoble to Lugano by bus, 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Torino - Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Ec

$58 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Chiasso  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Torino - Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Rho Fiera Expo Milano 2015 Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Chiasso

$40 - $77

7 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Chambery-Challes-E
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Ec

$105 - $131

Bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Torino - Porta Susa
  2. Take the bus from Torino Bolzano to Milan Malpensa Airport 020
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 2 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Lugano 269 miles

$55 - $85

Bus to Lyon, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LYS - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$96 - $235

Train, bus to Geneva, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Chambery-Challes-E
  2. Take the bus from Chambéry to Geneva - airport
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$135 - $335

Train, bus to Geneva, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Chambery-Challes-E
  2. Take the bus from Chambéry to Geneva - airport
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP
  4. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$119 - $304

Bus to Lyon, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zurich (ZRH) LYS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$127 - $336

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Lugano via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, and Milano Centrale in around 7 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grenoble to Lugano via Torino - Porta Susa, Torino Bolzano, Milan Malpensa Airport, and Milan Airport Malpensa 2 in around 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$28 - $30
First
$41
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Rho Fiera Expo Milano 2015
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $41
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$38 - $41
1st Class
$45 - $75
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Torino - Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Chambéry to Geneva - airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
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
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Aerocar
Phone
0 974 500 750
Website
aerocar.fr
Bus from Chambéry Gare routière to Genève Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
aerocar.fr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Grenoble to Lugano?

The distance between Grenoble and Lugano is 269 km. The road distance is 430 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Lugano?

The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Lugano is to bus and train which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 6 h 37 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Grenoble to Lugano?

The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Lugano is to drive which takes 4 h 23 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

Is there a direct train between Grenoble and Lugano?

No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Lugano via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 47 min.

Is there a direct bus between Grenoble and Lugano?

No, there is no direct bus from Grenoble to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Grenoble - Bus station and arriving at Lugano, Piazzale Besso via Torino Bolzano and Milan Airport Malpensa 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Grenoble to Lugano?

It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Grenoble to Lugano, including transfers.