There are 9 ways to get from Lugano to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$150 - $254

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Frankfurt Ouibus

$31 - $82

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Bus via Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport 124
  2. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N277 / ...

$39 - $67

Drive  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Frankfurt am Main 373.5 miles

$75 - $120

Fly from Lugano  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Frankfurt (FRA) LUG - FRA

$96 - $373

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5 h 32 min

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

$109 - $342

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Frankfurt (FRA) MXP - FRA

$110 - $288

Train, bus to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Milan Central Station to Milan Bergamo Airport
  3. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Frankfurt (FRA) BGY - FRA

$64 - $262

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 49 min

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

$159 - $399

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 85 and takes 13 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 290 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Frankfurt am Main is 457 km. The road distance is 597.6 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Lugano to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station via Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

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What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Lugano to Frankfurt am Main via Zürich HB in around 7 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Frankfurt am Main via Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport in around 12 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Lugano to Frankfurt via Zurich, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Lugano to Frankfurt via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lugano to Frankfurt via Zurich, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Lugano to Frankfurt via Zurich, Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Frankfurt via Zurich, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Frankfurt via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Lugano to Frankfurt via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lugano to Frankfurt via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $200
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Trenitalia Eurocity
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
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milan Central Station to Milan Bergamo Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
terravision.eu

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