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There are 7 ways to get from Lago di Lugano to Nice by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Lugano, Resega  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Nice, Nice 498

22€ - 36€

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Bus  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Nice

55€ - 80€

Train via Ventimiglia  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale 10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia Ec / ...

61€ - 124€

Train  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale 10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Ec

72€ - 113€

Drive  •  3h 53m

  1. Drive from Lago di Lugano to Nice 244.3 miles

40€ - 65€

Fly from Lugano  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Nice (NCE) LUG - NCE

127€ - 291€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE

111€ - 312€

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The cheapest way to get from Lago di Lugano to Nice is to bus via Lugano, Resega which costs SFr 25 - SFr 45 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Lago di Lugano to Nice is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 3h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lugano and arriving at Nice. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 7h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lago di Lugano to Nice. However, there are services departing from Lugano-Paradiso and arriving at Nice Ville via Lugano, Milano Centrale and Ventimiglia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 38m.

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The distance between Lago di Lugano and Nice is 288 km. The road distance is 390.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lago di Lugano to Nice without a car is to bus via Lugano, Resega which takes 7h 25m and costs SFr 25 - SFr 45.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Lago di Lugano to Nice, including transfers.

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Lago di Lugano to Nice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Lugano station.

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Lago di Lugano to Nice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lugano station.

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The best way to get from Lago di Lugano to Nice is to bus via Lugano, Resega which takes 7h 25m and costs SFr 25 - SFr 45. Alternatively, you can train via Ventimiglia, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 150 and takes 7h 38m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 140 - SFr 340 and takes 6h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Lago di Lugano to Nice.
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  • Distance: 179.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 25m

What companies run services between Lago di Lugano, Switzerland and Nice, France?

FlixBus operates a bus from Lago di Lugano to Nice twice daily. Tickets cost 21€ - 35€ and the journey takes 6h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lago di Lugano to Nice via Lugano, Milano Centrale, and Ventimiglia in around 7h 38m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Nice via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Lugano to Nice via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lugano to Nice via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
Train operators
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lugano to Nice
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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There is no direct flight from Lugano Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Lago di Lugano to Nice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Nice station.

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Lago di Lugano to Nice train services, operated by Thello, arrive at Ventimiglia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lago di Lugano to Nice is 391 km. It takes approximately 3h 53m to drive from Lago di Lugano to Nice.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Lugano Airport to Nice Airport.

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