There are 5 ways to get from Lugano to Geneva 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 via Zürich HB  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$135 - $245

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$19 - $27

3 alternative options

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Locarno FART to Domodossola Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Geneve Eurocity / ...

$95 - $177

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Geneva 234.9 miles

$45 - $75

Train, fly  •  3 h 58 min

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

$54 - $238

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Geneva is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 28 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Geneva is to train and fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 240 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Geneva is 218 km. The road distance is 375.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Lugano to Geneva, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Geneva station. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Geneva - Bus station via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Genève via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Geneva via Zürich HB in around 5 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Geneva via Milan, Milan and Milan in around 6 h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
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
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno FART to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
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 Domodossola to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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 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 Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus

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