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

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Train  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale Re_10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

48€ - 150€

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Bus  •  11h 25m

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

32€ - 43€

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Train via Milan  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale Re_10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Rome Termini 9987 / ...

48€ - 120€

Drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Drive from Lago di Lugano to Rome 647.4 km

85€ - 130€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  4h 20m

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

64€ - 222€

Line 10 train, train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the line 10 train from Lugano-Paradiso to Chiasso
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale
  3. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO) LIN - FCO

64€ - 300€

Line 10 train, train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the line 10 train from Lugano-Paradiso to Chiasso
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale
  3. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Rome (FCO) BGY - FCO

60€ - 395€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 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 65 - SFr 240 and takes 4h 20m.

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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 Chiasso and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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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 5h 35m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m 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 Trenord, depart from Chiasso station.

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The best way to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome is to train which takes 5h 35m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 11h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Lago di Lugano to Rome.
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  • Distance: 535.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

You can take a train from Lago di Lugano to Rome via Chiasso and Milano Centrale in around 5h 35m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lugano to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station 3 times a day. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 10h 15m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 230€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
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 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
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 Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 90€
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Rome Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
60€ - 90€
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 Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano-Paradiso to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 24€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
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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