There are 5 ways to get from Interlaken 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 via Bern  •  4 h 45 min

  1. 61 / ...
  2. 1 / ...
  3. 2 / ...

$104 - $198

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. 162
  2. 59-Y / ...

$78 - $133

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. 470
  2. 21 / ...

$88 - $143

Train, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. 5-Y / ...
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$87 - $145

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. 145.1 miles

$30 - $45

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Lugano via Bern and Zürich HB in around 4 h 45 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Göschenen to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Spiez to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Meiringen, Bahnhof to Göschenen, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
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 Interlaken and Lugano is 113 km. The road distance is 232 km.

The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Lugano is to drive which takes 2 h 44 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 45.

No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Lugano via Bern and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Interlaken to Lugano, including transfers.