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There are 4 ways to get from Lugano to Como by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  43m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Como S. Giovanni 10 / ...

$16 - $29

Cheapest option

Bus  •  50m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Como 414 / ...

$1 - $4

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lugano to Chiasso 16.8 miles

$5

Drive  •  28m

  1. Drive from Lugano to Como 20.8 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Como is to bus which costs SFr 1 - SFr 4 and takes 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Como is to drive which costs SFr 4 - SFr 7 and takes 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lugano and arriving at Como. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lugano and arriving at Como S. Giovanni. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43m.

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The distance between Lugano and Como is 24 km. The road distance is 33.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Como without a car is to train which takes 43m and costs SFr 16 - SFr 29.

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The train from Lugano to Como S. Giovanni takes 43m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Lugano to Como bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lugano station.

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Lugano to Como 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 Como is to train which takes 43m and costs SFr 16 - SFr 29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 1 - SFr 4 and takes 50m.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Como.
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  • Distance: 15.2 miles
  • Duration: 43m

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Como, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lugano to Como hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $29 and the journey takes 43m. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lugano to Como 5 times a day. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 50m. RegioJet also services this route once a week.

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 Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
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 Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Como
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani to Como, FS Stazione San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
regiojet.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lugano to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Lugano to Como bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Como station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Como is 33 km. It takes approximately 28m to drive from Lugano to Como.

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Book your Lugano to Como bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 2686+ hotels available in Como. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lugano and Como. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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