There are 4 ways to get from Lucerne to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...

$55 - $100

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Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lugano 401

$15 - $23

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Lugano 111.1 miles

$23 - $35

Train, fly  •  3 h 27 min

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

$100 - $273

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Lugano is to bus which costs SFr 14 - SFr 24 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Lugano is to drive which takes 1 h 58 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 35.

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The distance between Lucerne and Lugano is 126 km. The road distance is 178 km.

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The train from Luzern to Lugano takes 1 h 59 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Lugano via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luzern and arriving at Lugano. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Lugano every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 1 h 59 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Lugano via Zurich in around 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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