There are 9 ways to get from Lausanne to Lugano by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Domodossola Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART Express / ...

$82 - $144

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Train via Zürich HB  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$120 - $218

Bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Lainate - Villoresi
  2. Take the bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Lugano - P&R Fornaci

$103 - $132

Night train, bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the night train from Lausanne to Domodossola Ec
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...

$90 - $130

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Lugano 242.1 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Zurich, fly to Lugano  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$147 - $356

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$82 - $302

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$146 - $305

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$121 - $273

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Lugano - P&R Fornaci via Lainate - Villoresi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Lugano via Domodossola, Locarno and Giubiasco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Lugano is 188 km. The road distance is 387.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Lausanne to Lugano, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Lugano bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Lausanne station.

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

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Lugano is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Lausanne to Lugano bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Lugano - P&R Fornaci station.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 117.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Lugano via Domodossola, Locarno FART, Locarno, and Giubiasco in around 5 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Lugano via Lainate - Villoresi in around 6 h 58 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.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 Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Lainate - Villoresi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Lugano - P&R Fornaci
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Lausanne to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Locarno FART station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Lugano is 387 km. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Lausanne to Lugano.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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