There are 4 ways to get from Grindelwald to Lugano by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Luzern 477 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Lugano K188 / ...

SFr 22 - SFr 29

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Train  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470 / ...
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...

SFr 87 - SFr 143

Train, bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne to Lugano

SFr 40 - SFr 55

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Grindelwald to Lugano 249.9 km

SFr 30 - SFr 50

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The cheapest way to get from Grindelwald to Lugano is to bus which costs SFr 22 - SFr 29 and takes 6h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Grindelwald to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grindelwald to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Grindelwald, Bahnhof and arriving at Lugano via Interlaken, Interlaken West and Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grindelwald to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Grindelwald and arriving at Lugano via Interlaken Ost and Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between Grindelwald and Lugano is 98 km. The road distance is 249.9 km.

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The best way to get from Grindelwald to Lugano without a car is to bus which takes 6h 8m and costs SFr 22 - SFr 29.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Grindelwald to Lugano, including transfers.

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Grindelwald to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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Grindelwald to Lugano train services, operated by Zentralbahn, depart from Interlaken Ost station.

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The best way to get from Grindelwald to Lugano is to bus which takes 6h 8m and costs SFr 22 - SFr 29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 150 and takes 6h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Grindelwald to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 98.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 8m

What companies run services between Grindelwald, Switzerland and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Grindelwald to Lugano via Interlaken West, Bahnhof, Interlaken, Interlaken West, and Luzern in around 6h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grindelwald to Lugano via Interlaken Ost and Luzern in around 6h 9m.

Train operators
Zentralbahn
Phone
+41 (0)58 668 80 00
Email
info@zentralbahn.ch
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Zentralbahn
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Swiss Railways
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 Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
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
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Lucerne to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Grindelwald to Lugano is 250 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Grindelwald to Lugano.

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There are 3797+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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