There are 4 ways to get from Lugano to Ascona by train, bus, 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 50 train, line 20 train, line 1 bus  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco 50 / ...
  2. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno 20
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Locarno, Piazza Stazione to Ascona, Barragie 1

$22 - $40

Cheapest option

Line 2 bus, line 311 bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 2 bus from Lugano, Piazzale Besso to Castione 2 / ...
  2. Take the line 311 bus from Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione to Locarno, Piazza Stazione 311 / ...

$11 - $20

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lugano to Ascona 26.9 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Ascona 26.9 miles

$5 - $9

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Ascona. However, there are services departing from Lugano, Piazzale Besso and arriving at Ascona, Posta via Castione, Stazione, Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione and Locarno, Piazza Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Ascona is 22 km. The road distance is 43.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Ascona without a car is to line 50 train and line 20 train and line 1 bus which takes 1 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Lugano to Ascona, including transfers.

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Lugano to Ascona bus services, operated by Malpensa Express Bus, depart from Lugano, Piazzale Besso station.

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Lugano to Ascona bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Locarno, Piazza Stazione station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Ascona is 43 km. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Lugano to Ascona.

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There are 1839+ hotels available in Ascona. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Ascona.
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  • Distance: 13.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

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

You can take a bus from Lugano to Ascona via Castione, Castione, Stazione, Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione, and Locarno, Piazza Stazione in around 2 h 49 min.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Locarno
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Locarno, Piazza Stazione to Ascona, Barragie
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione to Locarno, Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Lugano, Piazzale Besso to Castione
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Other operators
Taxi from Lugano to Ascona
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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