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

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Recommended option

Bus Domo Reisen  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Genova - Stazione Marittima

$50 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus Baltour  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 437 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps Baltour / ...

$9 - $37

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole Rv / ...

$32 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Genoa 137.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Genoa is to bus which costs SFr 9 - SFr 40 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Genoa is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lugano - P&R Fornaci and arriving at Genova - Stazione Marittima. Services depart twice a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Genova Brignole via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 1 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Genoa is 179 km. The road distance is 220.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Genoa without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 70.

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The bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Genova - Stazione Marittima takes 2 h 45 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Lugano to Genoa bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Lugano - P&R Fornaci station.

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Lugano to Genoa 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 Genoa is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 65 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 111.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

Domo Reisen operates a bus from Lugano to Genoa twice a week. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Genoa via Milano Centrale in around 4 h 1 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 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

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
Trenitalia

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 Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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 Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Genova
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
autostradale.it

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Lugano to Genoa bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Genova - Stazione Marittima station.

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Lugano to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Genova Brignole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Genoa is 221 km. It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to drive from Lugano to Genoa.

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