Directions from Innsbruck to Lugano

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Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$115 - $201

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich 409 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lugano 401

$29 - $49

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Ötztal Rex / ...
  2. Take the train from Ötztal to Sargans Rj
  3. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione 171

$111 - $197

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Lugano 232.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Innsbruck to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) INN - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$128 - $498

Train to Zurich, fly to Lugano  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$132 - $338

Fly Innsbruck to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 16 min

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

$140 - $535

What companies run services between Innsbruck, Austria and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Lugano via Zürich HB in around 6 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Innsbruck to Lugano via Zurich in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Innsbruck to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Innsbruck to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Innsbruck to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Ötztal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Ötztal to Sargans
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$27 - $29
First
$39
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Innsbruck and Lugano is 232 km. The road distance is 371 km.

The cheapest way to get from Innsbruck to Lugano is to bus which costs 24€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Innsbruck to Lugano is to drive which takes 4 h 21 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

No, there is no direct train from Innsbruck to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Innsbruck Hbf and arriving at Lugano via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Innsbruck to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße and arriving at Lugano via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Innsbruck to Lugano, including transfers.