There are 3 ways to get from Lugano to Cinque Terre by train, bus 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

Train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso Ic

$50 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia 500

$24 - $38

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Cinque Terre 208 miles

$50 - $75

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Lugano to Cinque Terre via Milano Centrale and Monterosso in around 5 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Cinque Terre via Milan, Milan, La Spezia, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 7 h 43 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lugano and Cinque Terre is 218 km. The road distance is 333 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 40 and takes 7 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Lugano to Cinque Terre is to drive which takes 3 h 47 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 75.

No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Corniglia via Milano Centrale and Monterosso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 56 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Lugano to Cinque Terre, including transfers.