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There are 6 ways to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale 10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

60€ - 133€

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Bus  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station 1524

31€ - 56€

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Train via Pisa  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale 10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Pisa Centrale Icn / ...
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Roma Termini Fb / ...

67€ - 153€

Drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Drive from Lago di Lugano to Rome 404.6 miles

80€ - 130€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO

75€ - 284€

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5h 22m

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

70€ - 237€

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The cheapest way to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 11h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome is to train and fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 330 and takes 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lago di Lugano to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Lugano, Centro and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lago di Lugano to Rome. However, there are services departing from Lugano-Paradiso and arriving at Roma Termini via Lugano and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 43m.

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The distance between Lago di Lugano and Rome is 536 km. The road distance is 647.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome without a car is to train which takes 4h 43m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome, including transfers.

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Lago di Lugano to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lugano station.

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Lago di Lugano to Rome 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 Rome is to train which takes 4h 43m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 11h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome.
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  • Distance: 334.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

What companies run services between Lago di Lugano, Switzerland and Rome, Italy?

You can take a train from Lago di Lugano to Rome via Lugano and Milano Centrale in around 4h 43m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lago di Lugano to Rome twice daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 55€ and the journey takes 10h 15m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 850€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Olbia
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 470€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
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 Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
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
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
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
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 Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Train from Pisa Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 45€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
35€ - 45€
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 Lugano to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Lago di Lugano to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Lago di Lugano to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lago di Lugano to Rome is 647 km. It takes approximately 6h 8m to drive from Lago di Lugano to Rome.

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Ethiopian Airlines, Neos, Meridiana and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Rome Airport.

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