There are 5 ways to get from Lugano to Bellinzona by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Bellinzona Eurocity / ...

$16 - $29

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Sud to Bellinzona

$4

3 alternative options

Line 50 train, line 1 bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco 50 / ...
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Giubiasco, Stazione to Bellinzona, Piazza Orico 1

$16 - $29

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lugano to Bellinzona 18.1 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Bellinzona 18.1 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Bellinzona is to bus which costs SFr 4 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Bellinzona is to taxi which costs SFr 150 - SFr 180 and takes 22 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Bellinzona is 21 km. The road distance is 29 km.

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The train from Lugano to Bellinzona takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lugano Sud and arriving at Bellinzona. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lugano and arriving at Bellinzona. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lugano to Bellinzona every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $29 and the journey takes 25 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Lugano to Bellinzona 3 times a week. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 30 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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Lugano Sud to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Giubiasco, Stazione to Bellinzona, Piazza Orico
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
Taxi from Lugano to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Taxi Michel
Phone
+41 91 967 24 24
Grand Taxi Lugano
Phone
+41 79 102 69 30

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