There are 3 ways to get from Lugano to Grindelwald by bus, car or train

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

Line 2 bus, bus, drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 2 bus from Lugano, Piazzale Besso to Castione 2 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191
  3. Drive from Airolo, Stazione to Grindelwald

$45 - $69

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470

$99 - $167

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Grindelwald 154.2 miles

$30 - $50

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Grindelwald via Luzern and Interlaken Ost in around 5 h 36 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lugano to Grindelwald?

The distance between Lugano and Grindelwald is 98 km. The road distance is 247 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lugano to Grindelwald?

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Grindelwald is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 57 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lugano to Grindelwald?

The quickest way to get from Lugano to Grindelwald is to drive which takes 2 h 57 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 50.

Is there a direct train between Lugano and Grindelwald?

No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Grindelwald via Luzern and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

How long does it take to get from Lugano to Grindelwald?

It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Lugano to Grindelwald, including transfers.