There are 5 ways to get from Lugano to Chur by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Chur, Postautostation 171

$66 - $104

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Line 2 bus, bus  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 2 bus from Lugano, Piazzale Besso to Castione 2 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Chur, Postautostation 171

$52 - $78

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Train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Chur 43-Y / ...

$90 - $165

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Chur 97.8 miles

$20 - $30

Fly, train  •  4 h 20 min

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

$125 - $321

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Chur station. However, there are services departing from Lugano, Piazzale Besso and arriving at Chur, Postautostation via Castione, Stazione and Bellinzona, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Chur. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Chur via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Chur is 103 km. The road distance is 156.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Chur without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Lugano to Chur, including transfers.

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

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Lugano to Chur train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lugano station.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Chur is to bus which takes 3 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Lugano to Chur bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Chur, Postautostation.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Chur.
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  • Distance: 64.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Chur, Grisons, Switzerland?

Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Lugano to Chur every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Chur via Zürich HB in around 4 h 44 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Chur, Postautostation
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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

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Lugano to Chur train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Chur station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Chur is 156 km. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Lugano to Chur.

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Swiss offers flights from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 975+ hotels available in Chur. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Lugano Airport is to line 60 train which takes 12 min and costs .

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