There are 8 ways to get from Lugano to Innsbruck 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.

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Train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...

$105 - $191

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße N95 / ...

$27 - $47

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Bus, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Chur, Postautostation 171
  2. Take the train from Sargans to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...

$101 - $187

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Innsbruck 232.4 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Lugano to Zurich, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf

$140 - $342

Fly Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Innsbruck (INN) MXP - INN

$114 - $459

Fly Milan Malpensa to Zurich, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf

$159 - $406

Fly Milan Malpensa to Munich, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Munich (MUC) MXP - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein
  3. Take the train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf

$104 - $225

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Innsbruck Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 26 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Innsbruck is 232 km. The road distance is 371.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Innsbruck without a car is to train which takes 7 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to get from Lugano to Innsbruck, including transfers.

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

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Lugano to Innsbruck 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 Innsbruck is to train which takes 7 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Lugano to Innsbruck bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße station.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Innsbruck.
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  • Distance: 145.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 26 min

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Innsbruck, Austria?

You can take a train from Lugano to Innsbruck via Zürich HB in around 7 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Innsbruck via Milan, Milan in around 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Sargans to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
Train from Sargans to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Chur, Postautostation
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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.

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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 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lugano to Innsbruck train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Innsbruck Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Innsbruck is 372 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Lugano to Innsbruck.

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Swiss offers flights from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Lugano to Innsbruck bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1273+ hotels available in Innsbruck. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Lugano Airport is to line 60 train which takes 12 min and costs .

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