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

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Train  •  1 h 59 min

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

$50 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Lugano K188

$12 - $19

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Ticino is to bus which costs SFr 12 - SFr 20 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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

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The distance between Lucerne and Ticino is 86 km. The road distance is 177.8 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 Ticino. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Lugano, Ponte Madonnetta via Lugano, Resega. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 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 Ticino, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Lugano every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 1 h 59 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lucerne to Lugano twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 3 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
$50 - $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
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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