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There are 7 ways to get from Lugano to Florence by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$51 - $95

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Bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Süd to Florenz A1

$38 - $50

5 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Florence 239.1 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Florence (FLR) MXP - FLR

$135 - $344

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Florence (FLR) LIN - FLR

$144 - $439

Fly from Lugano  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Florence (FLR) LUG - FLR

$101 - $470

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 39 min

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

$146 - $478

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Florence is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Florence is to train which costs SFr 50 - SFr 95 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Florence. However, there are services departing from Lugano Süd and arriving at Leopolda via Uscita Firenze Impruneta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Florence. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Florence is 307 km. The road distance is 382.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Florence without a car is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Lugano to Florence, including transfers.

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Lugano to Florence bus services, operated by Calanda Viaggi, depart from Lugano Süd station.

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Lugano to Florence 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 Florence is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 5 h 58 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 130 - SFr 350 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Florence.
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  • Distance: 191.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Florence via Milano Centrale in around 3 h 16 min. Alternatively, Calanda Viaggi operates a bus from Lugano to Florence 3 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $310
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Lugano to Florence via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Lugano to Florence via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $420
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Naples, Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Lugano to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Lugano to Florence via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,200
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Lugano to Florence via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.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
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Lugano Süd to Florenz A1
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com

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There is no direct flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Lugano to Florence bus services, operated by Calanda Viaggi, arrive at Florenz A1 station.

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Lugano to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Florence is 383 km. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Lugano to Florence.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Swiss and six other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5442+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Milan Malpensa Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 5 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 35.

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