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

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Train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Lugano-Paradiso to Milano Centrale Re80 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia Fa / ...

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Train via Milan  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Lugano-Paradiso to Milano Centrale Re80 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia 8977 / ...

Train #2  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Venezia S. Lucia Ec

Drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Drive from Lago di Lugano to Venice 334.7 km

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  6h 52m

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

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  7h 39m

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

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE

Lago di Lugano to Venice by train

The train journey time between Lago di Lugano and Venice is around 4h 38m and covers a distance of around 340 km. This includes an average layover time of around 59 min. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and others, the Lago di Lugano to Venice train service departs from Lugano-Paradiso and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically 59 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

59 Weekly Trains
4h 38m Average Duration
€49 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

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Last updated: 3 Oct 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Lago di Lugano to Venice is to train via Milan which costs SFr 45 - SFr 110 and takes 4h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Lago di Lugano to Venice is to drive which takes 3h 14m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 100.

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No, there is no direct train from Lago di Lugano to Venice. However, there are services departing from Lugano-Paradiso and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Lago di Lugano and Venice is 269 km. The road distance is 334.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lago di Lugano to Venice without a car is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Lago di Lugano to Venice, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Venice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Lago di Lugano to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lago di Lugano to Venice is 335 km. It takes approximately 3h 14m to drive from Lago di Lugano to Venice.

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  • Distance: 268.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

You can take a train from Lago di Lugano to Venice via Milano Centrale in around 4h 38m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€310 - €1200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€350 - €1400
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €1200
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€340 - €1400
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €400
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€25 - €300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€25 - €300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€25 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €1200
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €1200
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €1500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Alghero, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€350 - €1400
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€340 - €1400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €2000
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€280 - €1900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €1700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €1100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €900
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €1300
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €900
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €1300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€370 - €1400
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €190
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)
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €95
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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€60 - €80
1st Class
€100 - €140
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
1st Class
€50 - €70

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