There are 9 ways to get from Lausanne to Lugano 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.

Recommended option

Train via Zürich HB  •  4 h 56 min

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

$120 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Lugano

$33 - $52

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Train  •  5 h 28 min

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

$82 - $145

Train, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the 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 / ...

$108 - $170

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 Zurich, train  •  5 h 36 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

$139 - $306

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  4 h 35 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

$122 - $274

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 31 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 - $307

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Lugano is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 7 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 4 h 3 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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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Lausanne to Lugano, including transfers.

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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 Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Lugano via Zürich HB in around 4 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Lugano via Zurich, Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen, and Zürich in around 7 h 2 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
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and 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
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
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 Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
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
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
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lausanne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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