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

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Train  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Lugano-Paradiso to Milano Centrale Re80 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

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Train via Roma Termini Station  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Lugano-Paradiso to Milano Centrale Re80 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station 9981 / ...

Drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Drive from Lago di Lugano to Rome 645.9 km

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  4h 39m

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

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5h 21m

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

Train, train to Genoa, fly  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Lugano-Paradiso to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
  3. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Rome (FCO) GOA - FCO

Lago di Lugano to Rome by train

The train journey time between Lago di Lugano and Rome is around 4h 40m and covers a distance of around 636 km. This includes an average layover time of around 16 min. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and others, the Lago di Lugano to Rome train service departs from Lugano-Paradiso and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 280 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

280 Weekly Trains
4h 40m Average Duration
€60 Cheapest Price
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Switzerland → Italy
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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

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Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, returning to Switzerland from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Oct 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome is to train which costs SFr 55 - SFr 170 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome is to train and fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 300 and takes 4h 39m.

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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 Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 40m.

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The distance between Lago di Lugano and Rome is 536 km. The road distance is 645.9 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 40m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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 646 km. It takes approximately 6h 8m to drive from Lago di Lugano to Rome.

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  • Distance: 535.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 40m

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

You can take a train from Lago di Lugano to Rome via Milano Centrale in around 4h 40m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Genoa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €500
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €160
Flights from Genoa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €190
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-Paradiso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Genova Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
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 Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
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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