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

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Line 50 train, bus, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Bellinzona 50 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Thusis, Bahnhof 171
  3. Take the train from Thusis to Filisur 1-Y
  4. Take the train from Filisur to Davos Platz

$78 - $137

Cheapest option

Line 2 bus, line 1 bus, bus, line 182 bus, line 183 bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 2 bus from Lugano, Piazzale Besso to Castione 2 / ...
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Castione, Stazione to Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione 1 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Chur, Postautostation 171
  4. Take the line 182 bus from Chur, Postautostation to Lenzerheide/Lai, Post 182
  5. Take the line 183 bus from Lenzerheide/Lai, Post to Davos Platz, Bahnhof 183

$74 - $113

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Landquart 3 / ...
  3. Take the train from Landquart to Davos Platz

$109 - $181

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Davos 110.2 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Davos is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Davos is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Davos. However, there are services departing from Lugano, Piazzale Besso and arriving at Davos Platz, Bahnhof via Castione, Stazione, Bellinzona, Stazione, Chur, Postautostation and Lenzerheide/Lai, Post. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Davos. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Davos Platz via Zürich HB and Landquart. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Davos is 110 km. The road distance is 176.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Davos without a car is to line 50 train and bus and train which takes 5 h 28 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Lugano to Davos, including transfers.

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

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Lugano to Davos 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 Davos is to train which takes 6 h 24 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can line 2 bus and line 1 bus and bus and line 182 bus and line 183 bus, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 120 and takes 6 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Davos.
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  • Distance: 68.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Davos via Zürich HB and Landquart in around 6 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Davos via Castione, Castione, Stazione, Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione, Bellinzona, Stazione, Chur, Postautostation, and Lenzerheide/Lai, Post in around 6 h 58 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
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Thusis to Filisur
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Filisur to Davos Platz
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Landquart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Thusis to Filisur
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
rhb.ch
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rhb.ch
Train from Filisur to Davos Platz
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
rhb.ch
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rhb.ch
Train from Landquart to Davos Platz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
rhb.ch
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rhb.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 Thusis, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Castione, Stazione to Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.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
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Lenzerheide/Lai, Post
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Lenzerheide/Lai, Post to Davos Platz, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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 Davos bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Davos Platz, Bahnhof station.

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Lugano to Davos train services, operated by Rhätische Bahn, arrive at Davos Platz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Davos is 176 km. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Lugano to Davos.

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