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

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Train  •  5 h 37 min

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

$98 - $165

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Interlaken, Interlaken West 417

$22 - $36

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Göschenen 61-Y / ...
  2. Take the bus from Göschenen, Bahnhof to Meiringen, Bahnhof 162

$94 - $156

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Grindelwald 154.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Grindelwald is to bus which costs SFr 21 - SFr 40 and takes 6 h 49 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Grindelwald, Bahnhof via Como and Interlaken West, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

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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 37 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Grindelwald is 98 km. The road distance is 246.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Grindelwald without a car is to train which takes 5 h 37 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Lugano to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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Lugano to Grindelwald bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Como station.

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Lugano to Grindelwald 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 Grindelwald is to train which takes 5 h 37 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 21 - SFr 40 and takes 6 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Grindelwald.
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  • Distance: 61.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

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 37 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lugano to Grindelwald 5 times a week. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 40 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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Göschenen
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Göschenen, Bahnhof to Meiringen, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lugano to Grindelwald bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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Lugano to Grindelwald train services, operated by Zentralbahn, arrive at Interlaken Ost station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Grindelwald is 247 km. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Lugano to Grindelwald.

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There are 1055+ hotels available in Grindelwald. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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