There are 5 ways to get from Lugano to Como by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  38 min

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

$15 - $28

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Line 414 bus  •  50 min

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

$2 - $4

3 alternative options

Night train  •  29 min

  1. Take the night train from Lugano to Como S. Giovanni Regional-Express

$13 - $24

Rideshare  •  35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lugano to Chiasso 16.8 miles

$5

Drive  •  28 min

  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 line 414 bus which costs SFr 2 - SFr 4 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Como is to drive which costs SFr 4 - SFr 6 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lugano and arriving at Como. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lugano and arriving at Como S. Giovanni. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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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 38 min and costs SFr 14 - SFr 27.

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The train from Lugano to Como S. Giovanni takes 38 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 38 min and costs SFr 14 - SFr 27. Alternatively, you can line 414 bus, which costs SFr 2 - SFr 4 and takes 50 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Lugano to Como.
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  • Distance: 15.2 miles
  • Duration: 38 min

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 $15 - $28 and the journey takes 38 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lugano to Como twice daily. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 50 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 Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
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
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $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
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lugano to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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