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There are 6 ways to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Villabassa Braies/Niederdorf Prags to Bolzano Bozen
  2. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Lugano

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Train via Verona

  1. Take the train from Villabassa Braies/Niederdorf Prags to Fortezza/Franzensfes
  2. Take the train from Fortezza/Franzensfes to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

Bus via Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY)

  1. Take the bus from Bruneck to Orio al Serio Airport
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo to Milan
  3. Take the bus from Milan to Lugano

Drive

  1. Drive from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano

Drive, fly, train

  1. Drive from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Bolzano/Bozen
  2. Fly from Bolzano/Bozen (BZO) to Zurich (ZRH)
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano

Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano by bus and train

The journey time between Lago di Bràies (Station) and Lugano is around 8h 48m and covers a distance of around 484 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 15m. Operated by Sudtirol Alto Adige, Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano service departs from Lago di Bràies and arrives in Lugano. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
8h 48m Average Duration
SFr 63 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano is to bus which costs €60 - €85 and takes 11h 46m.

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The fastest way to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano is to drive. Taking this option will cost €90 - €140 and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Lago di Bràies and arriving at Lugano via Villabassa, Bruneck, Bergamo and Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 41m.

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The distance between Lago di Bràies (Station) and Lugano is 252 km. The road distance is 445.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 8h 48m and costs €65 - €180.

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It takes approximately 8h 48m to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano, including transfers.

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Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano bus services, operated by Alto Adige Bus, depart from Bruneck station.

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The best way to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano is to train which takes 8h 48m and costs €65 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus via Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY), which costs €130 - €200 and takes 10h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Bolzano/Bozen Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Lugano station.

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Map of how to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 251.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 48m

What companies run services between Lago di Bràies (Station), Italy and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano via Villabassa - Piazza Von Kurz, Villabassa Braies/Niederdorf Prags, Bolzano Bozen, and Milano Centrale in around 8h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano via Villabassa - Piazza Von Kurz, Villabassa, Bruneck, Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo, and Milan in around 10h 41m.

Airlines
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Bolzano/Bozen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 370
Luxwing
Website
luxwing.com
Flights from Bolzano/Bozen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 370
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villabassa Braies/Niederdorf Prags to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 23
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villabassa Braies/Niederdorf Prags to Fortezza/Franzensfes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 22 - SFr 30
Base Standard
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Base Premium
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Base Standard
SFr 29 - SFr 40
Base Premium
SFr 35 - SFr 55
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
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 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 90
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Trenitalia

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 Fortezza/Franzensfes to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 25
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 23 - SFr 25
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Smart Low Cost
SFr 13 - SFr 20
Smart Flex
SFr 29 - SFr 40
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bergamo to Milan
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 6
Website
Itabus
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Milan to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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Yes, the driving distance between Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano is 446 km. It takes approximately 4h 38m to drive from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lugano.

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