There are 13 ways to get from Liverpool to Lugano by train, plane, bus, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Manchester, fly to Lugano  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Lugano (LUG) MAN - LUG

SFr 134 - SFr 738

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Train to Manchester, fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) MAN - BGY
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 75 - SFr 336

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Train to Manchester, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MAN - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 91 - SFr 308

Fly Liverpool to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 31m

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

SFr 95 - SFr 362

Train to Birmingham, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BHX - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 139 - SFr 329

Train to Manchester, fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Zurich (ZRH) MAN - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

SFr 147 - SFr 370

Train to Manchester, fly to Basel, train  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Basel (BSL) MAN - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano

SFr 132 - SFr 385

Train via Paris  •  13h 26m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano Ec / ...

SFr 352 - SFr 958

Train  •  15h 7m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

SFr 368 - SFr 1024

Bus  •  27h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Foca 700 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Foca to Brussels, Brussels-North station 815
  4. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luzern
  5. Take the bus from Luzern to Lugano 437 / ...

SFr 82 - SFr 110

Train, bus  •  31h 9m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Brussel Eurolines Busstation
  3. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Mulhouse 472
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

SFr 173 - SFr 303

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 52m

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Lugano

SFr 358 - SFr 455

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 9m

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lugano

SFr 217 - SFr 326

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Lugano is to bus which costs £60 - £90 and takes 27h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Lugano is to train and fly which costs £70 - £250 and takes 7h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and arriving at Lugano via London, Foca, Brussels, Brussels-North station and Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Lugano via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 26m.

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The distance between Liverpool and Lugano is 1186 km.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Lugano without a car is to train via Paris which takes 13h 26m and costs £270 - £800.

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It takes approximately 7h 40m to get from Liverpool to Lugano, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Lugano bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Liverpool to Lugano train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Lugano is to train via Paris which takes 13h 26m and costs £270 - £800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £90 and takes 27h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 1186.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 40m

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Liverpool to Lugano via London Euston, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Zuerich Hb, and Zürich HB in around 13h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool One to Lugano via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Foca, Brussels, Brussels-North station, and Luzern in around 27h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 1000
Flights from Manchester to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 900
Flights from Manchester to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 900
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 800
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 800
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 700
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 700
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 750
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 400
Flights from Manchester to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 400
Flights from Liverpool to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 380
Flights from Liverpool to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 400
Flights from Liverpool to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 600
Flights from Liverpool to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 650
Flights from Manchester to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 700
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 550
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 200
Flights from Liverpool to Milan Malpensa via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 290
Flights from Manchester to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 320
Flights from Manchester to Milan Bergamo via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 320
Flights from Manchester to Milan Bergamo via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 320
Flights from Manchester to Milan Bergamo via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 700
Flights from Manchester to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 950
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 850
Flights from Manchester to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 600
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 480
Flights from Manchester to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 550
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 320
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 1100
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 1000
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Manchester to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 430
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 700
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Manchester to Lugano via Vienna, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 1200
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 440
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 Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Anytime Day Single
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Anytime Day Single
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
SFr 19 - SFr 28
Anytime Day Single
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 320
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
SFr 240 - SFr 320
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
SFr 340 - SFr 390
Standard
SFr 120 - SFr 160
Standard Premier
SFr 180 - SFr 230
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 370
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
SFr 330 - SFr 370
Standard
SFr 95 - SFr 120
Standard Premier
SFr 140 - SFr 180
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
1st Class
SFr 130 - SFr 160
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 167
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 15
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National Express
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Foca
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Foca to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Birmingham to Brussel Eurolines Busstation
Ave. Duration
14h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
Eurolines FR
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There is no direct flight from Manchester Airport to Lugano Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Liverpool to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lugano station.

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Lugano is 1h ahead of Liverpool. It is currently 6:37 AM in Liverpool and 7:37 AM in Lugano.

Liverpool to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Manchester Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 4512+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 77 per night.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Liverpool Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs £2 - £4.

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