There are 3 ways to get from Locarno to Lugano by train, taxi or car

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

Line 20 train, line 10 train  •  57 min

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

$21 - $38

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Locarno to Lugano 26.2 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Locarno to Lugano 26.2 miles

$5 - $8

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

You can take a train from Locarno to Lugano via Giubiasco in around 57 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 - $25
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
Other operators
Taxi from Locarno to Lugano
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Taxi Michel
Phone
+41 91 967 24 24
Grand Taxi Lugano
Phone
+41 79 102 69 30

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Locarno to Lugano?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Locarno to Lugano?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Locarno to Lugano?

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

Is there a direct train between Locarno and Lugano?

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 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Locarno to Lugano?

It takes approximately 57 min to get from Locarno to Lugano, including transfers.