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

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Line 50 train, line 20 train  •  1h 27m

  1. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco 50 / ...
  2. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno 20

$21 - $40

3 alternative options

Line 50 train, line 311 bus  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Bellinzona 50 / ...
  2. Take the line 311 bus from Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione to Locarno, Piazza Stazione 311 / ...

$25 - $44

Taxi  •  36m

  1. Take a taxi from Lugano to Ascona 26.9 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  36m

  1. Drive from Lugano to Ascona 26.9 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Ascona is to drive which costs SFr 5 - SFr 9 and takes 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Ascona is to taxi which costs SFr 220 - SFr 270 and takes 36m.

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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 which takes 1h 27m and costs SFr 21 - SFr 40.

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It takes approximately 1h 27m to get from Lugano to Ascona, including transfers.

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

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There are 1798+ hotels available in Ascona. Prices start at $75 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: 1h 27m

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Ascona via Giubiasco, Locarno, and Locarno, Piazza Stazione in around 1h 27m.

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
26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Locarno
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione to Locarno, Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
Taxi from Lugano to Ascona
Ave. Duration
36m
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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