There are 4 ways to get from Locarno to Lugano by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Line 20 train, line 10 train  •  58 min

  1. Take the line 20 train from Locarno to Giubiasco 20
  2. Take the line 10 train from Giubiasco to Lugano 10 / ...

$20 - $38

Cheapest option

Line 311 bus, bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 311 bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazza Orico 311
  2. Take the bus from Bellinzona to Lugano Sud

$12 - $16

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Locarno to Lugano 26.2 miles

$210 - $260

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Locarno to Lugano 26.2 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 5 - SFr 8 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Locarno to Lugano is to taxi which costs SFr 210 - SFr 260 and takes 36 min.

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The distance between Locarno and Lugano is 22 km. The road distance is 42 km.

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It takes approximately 58 min to get from Locarno to Lugano, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Locarno to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Locarno, Via della Pace and arriving at Lugano Sud via Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Locarno to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Locarno and arriving at Lugano via Giubiasco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 58 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Locarno to Lugano is 42 km. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Locarno to Lugano.

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Locarno to Lugano bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Locarno, Palazzetto Fevi station.

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  • Distance: 13.6 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

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

You can take a train from Locarno to Lugano via Giubiasco in around 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Locarno to Lugano via Bellinzona, Piazza Orico and Bellinzona in around 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazza Orico
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Bellinzona to Lugano Sud
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Locarno to Lugano
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$210 - $260
Taxi Michel
Phone
+41 91 967 24 24
Grand Taxi Lugano
Phone
+41 79 102 69 30

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